Honorary degrees awarded at Bristol [23 February]
Press release issued: 23 February 2011
Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Dr Andrew Mackenzie, a geoscientist and Professor Ann Henderson-Sellers, an international leader in climate science, at today’s [23 February 2011] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
Dr Andrew Mackenzie, geoscientist; Director of Mineral Resources, BHP; and a Bristol graduate, will be honoured with the degree of Doctor of Science at the 11.15 am ceremony. The orator for the ceremony is Professor James Maxwell, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University.
Professor Ann Henderson-Sellers, Professor of Climate Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; and a Bristol graduate, will be honoured with the degree of Doctor of Science at the 2.30 pm ceremony. The orator for the ceremony is Paul Valdes, Professor of Physical Geography at the University.
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.