Honorary degrees awarded [16 February]
Press release issued: 16 February 2010
Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Mr Matthew Warchus, an award-winning theatre director and Mr Jim Foulds, Pro Chancellor at the University, at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building [Tuesday 16 February].
Mr Matthew Warchus, a Tony award-winning theatre director and Bristol graduate, will be honoured with the degree of Doctor of Letters at the 11.15 am ceremony. The orator for the ceremony is Martin White, Professor of Theatre at the University of Bristol.
Mr Jim Foulds, Pro Chancellor and former Chair of Council [2006-09] at the University of Bristol, will be honoured with the degree of Doctor of Laws at the 2.30 pm ceremony. The orator for the ceremony is Professor Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Bristol.
An honorary degree is a major accolade, awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement and distinction in a field or activity consonant with the University’s mission.