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Honorary Degree Recipients 1972 - 2013

Year
Ceremony
Degree
Recipient
2012-13 28 June 2013 LLD President Michael D Higgins
Liisa Kauppinen
    LittD Margaret Mac Curtain
    MusD John Sheahan
  07 December 2012 DEd Valerie Coghlan
    LLD Christine Buckley
    LittD Lynne Brindley
Sam Shepard
  6 September 2012 LLD Chuck Feeney
2011-12 29 June 2012 ScD

William C Campbell
John Climax
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Roger Penrose

    MD Peter C Doherty
  18 June 2012 LLD Aung San Suu Kyi
  03 November 2011 MD Charles Dinarello
Michael Marmot
Esther Sternberg
Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson
    LLD Lord Ara Warkes Darzi of Denham
    DEd Parveen Kumar
2010-11
01 July 2011 LLD Jonah Barrington
    LLD Lubna Olayan
    DEd Micheal Johnston
  10 December 2010 MA Norah Kelso
    DEd Josephine Ann Mooney
    ScD Derek Ernest Gilmor Briggs
    LLD Patrick Dominick Matthews
2009-10 02 July 2010 ScD Kristina M. Johnson
    LLD Mohamed ElBaradei
    LittD Lynne Parker
  11 December 2009 LittD Paul Durcan
Geraldine Kennedy
Ismail Serageldin
    ScD Michael Griffith
2008-09 10 July 2009 DEd Robert Dunbar
    LLD Amartya Sen
    LittD Patrick Scott
    ScD Janet Browne
J. Fraser Stoddart
  12 December 2008 ScD Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Ann Patricia Dowling
David Philip Farrington
    LittD David Frederick Attenborough
Terry David John Pratchett
2007-08 11 July 2008 MusD Donal Lunny
    LittD Robert William Fisk
Robert Redford
    LLD John Hume
Melissa Dorothy Webb
  14 December 2007 MusD Veronica Dunne
    LLD Shirin Ebadi
Liam Mulvihill
Vaira Vike-Freiberga
    LittD Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
2006-07 06 July 2007 LLD Louise Asmal
Carol Bellamy
Mark Charles Pigott
    ScD Gyan P Johari
    LittD Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill
    DEd Sir Michael L Rutter
  15 December 2006 LittD Neil Jordan
    ScD Peter N Mugyenyi
    MA Jean O'Hara
2005-06 07 July 2006 ScD Gunnar Fant
    LLD Maureen Harding Clark
Charles Handy
Paul Michael Haran
Jeffrey David Sachs
  16 December 2005 DEd Jostein Gaarder
    ScD Wilson Sibbett
    LittD Michael Adams
Jane Roberts
    MD David Edward Thomas
2004-05

05 Septemer 2005

ScD Alec Nigel Broers
Frances Anne Cairncross
Dianne Edwards
Robert Maurice Winston
    LLD Brendan Parsons, Earl of Rosse
  08 July 2005 LittD Michael Bogdanov
    LLD William D Walsh
    ScD Alan J Heeger
Cecilia Jarlskog
Timothy Shallice
    MusD John O'Conor
  17 December 2004 ScD Ahmed Zewail
    LittD Michael David Viney
    LLD Judith Chavasse
Christina Noble
John Lawrence Sutton
    MusD Evelyn Glennie
2003-04

09 July 2004

ScD Shirley Ann Jackson
    LittD Eavan Boland
Garry Hynes
    LLD Alison Elliot
Fidelma Macken
Mary Peters
Hilary Weston
  12 December 2003 MA Joseph Anthony O'Connell
Patrick Reid
Elizabeth Watson
    ScD Alfert Fert
    LittD Edna Mary Longley
    LLD Robert Brendan McDowell
2002-03 11 July 2003 LittD

Judi Dench
Roy Foster

    LLD

Pat Cox
Paul Hewson
Catherine McGuinness

  13 December 2002 ScD John Goodby
Patrick Moore
    LittD

Onora O'Neill
Imogen Stuart

    LLD Michael Galwey
2001-02 12 July 2002 LittD George Eogan
Desmond FitzGerald
Patrick Mason
    LLD

Beulah Bewley
Ambrose Congreve

  8 January 2002 LLD Mikhail Gorbachev
  14 December 2001 MEd Br James Nolan
    LittD Anthony Cronin
Mary Pollard
    LLD Joss Lynam
Peter Wilson
2000-01 6 July 2001 ScD Thomas A. Connors
James D Watson
    LittD Fiona Shaw
    DD Enda McDonagh
    LLD Carol Moffett-Vasseur
Frank H.T. Rhodes
    DD Enda McDonagh
  4 December 2000 ScD Christopher J Horn
    LittD Garech D. Browne
Ian J.A. Graham
    MD Robert C. Gray
1999-2000 7 July 2000 MA Thomas Smail
    LLD Lord C Haskins
Michael Colgan
    LittD T Pakenham
M Hengel
    ScD J E Sulston
P Johnson-Laird
  11 April 2000 LLD President Mary McAlees
Nelson Mandela
    ScD Sir James Black
  15 December 1999 MA T.A. Cullen
    LLD R.J.D. Gageby
Lewis Glucksman
Gordon Lambert
    ScD J.H. Whitelaw
    LittD Michael Longley
1998-99 9 July 1999 MA Myrtle Allen
    LLD

Chief Ameka Anyaoku
Garret FitzGerald
Patrick J. Molloy
Jean Kennedy-Smith

    MD W.H. Bowen
    ScD Gordon E Moore
  29 April 1999 LLD William Patrick Deane
  18 December 1998 LLD Ian Howie
Dame Veronica Sutherland
Howard L Temple
    LittD

Barry McGovern
Niall Rudd

1997-98 3 July 1998 MA J A Walmsley
    LLD Kader Asmal
Noel Pearson
Colin Smythe
    ScD Michael J Flynn
    LittD Vassos Karageorghis
Tom Murphy
    MusD Louis Stewart
  1 May 1998 LLD George Mitchell
  12 December 1997 ScD J.H.Calderwood
E.P. Cunningham
George W.P. Dawson
    MD Peter Hach
    LLD K Maly
    LittD Wendy Walsh
  4 December 1997 LLD Syndey Gruson
1996-97 11 July 1997 ScD Hubert Markl
    LLD Loretta Brennan Glucksman
    LittD Donal McCann
Patrick O'Brian
Paul Ricouer
  13 December 1996 ScD Michael V Berry
    LittD Tim Severin
    MA Daphne Dillon Wormell
1995-96 12 July 1996 MD Harold J C Swan
    ScD Cathleen Synge Morawetz
    LittD George Steiner
    LLD Bridget Ogilvie
Peter Sutherland
  28 June 1996 LLD Vaclav Havel
  13 December 1995 MA Sean P Ó Conchuir
    LittD Victoria Glendinning
Pierre Petitmengin
Gordon Williams
    LLD Robert P Willis
William Wynne
  14 November 1995 LLD Daniel Elmo Gill
1994-95 07 July 1995 LittD Derek Mahon
Wolfgang Fruhwald
Else Roesdahl
    LLD Michael Hurley
Martin L Naughton
    DD Hans Küng
    ScD Helmut Ringsdorf
  12 December 1994 MA Mary Boydell
1993-94 08 July 1994 ScD Hubert Curien
    LittD Isaiah Berlin
Marianne McDonald
Tony O'Malley
    LLD Dermot Nally
Rolv Einar Ryssdal
Jan D Timmer
Franz C W Winkelmann
  13 December 1993 MA Rose May Deegan
Dorothy Ruth Heard
Frederick Charles Tiedt
    LittD Kieran A Kennedy
John Jeremiah Slocum
    LLD Michael D M Staunton
1992-93 09 July 1993 ScD Eva E Paproth
    LittD Helen H Vendler
    LLD Sir Alfred L Beit
Joseph Benefact Carr
Donald E Panoz
    DD Very Rev John Dunlop
  25 June 1993   Donald R Keough
  02 June 1993   Mario A N Lopes Soares
  14 December 1992 MA Patrick J Fagan
Andree G Sheehy Skeffington
    LittD Ian Gibson
1991-92 10 July 1992 ScD Klaas C W van der Lee
Anthony B Walsh
    LittD Jennifer Johnston
    LLD George S Kurkjian
    DD V Rev Victor G Griffin
  12 May 1992 ScD Friedrich E P Hirzebruch
John McCarthy
Dame Sheila Patricia V Sherlock
Maurice H F Wilkins
    LittD Yves J Bonnefoy
Brian Friel
Anthony John P Kenny
Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
Arnaldo Pomodoro
    LLD Richard H Helmholz
  10 April 1992 LLD Gordon S G Beveridge
Rt Rev Mons Miceal F Ledwith
Patrick Masterson
Michael P Mortell
Daniel O'Hare
Tevor A Smith
Edward M Walsh
  13 March 1992 LLD Mary Terese Winifred Robinson
Cardinal Cahal B Daly
Thomas A Finlay
Most Revd Robert H A Eames
Sean Kenny
    LittD Patrick Collinson
    ScD John S Doyle
Dervilla M X Donnelly
    LittD Aidan Clarke
    LLD Javier Pérez de Cuellar
  15 November 1991 MAI Francis M Brennan
Patrick F Callanan
Plevna A R Ellis
Edmund O'Connell
Michael A Peirce
Derek Harry Roberts
Morgan Sheehy
Brian Noel Sweeney
John Twomey
1990-91 12 July 1991 LLD Alexander Dubcek
Dermot Egan
Gerald Henry Henzell Giltrap
    LittD John McGahern
    ScD Samuel Frederick Edwards
Gerard F Gearty
    MA Raymond Warren Houghton
1989-90 6 July 1990 LLD Seamus Henchy
Muriel Hilda Mary Tweedy
    LittD Peter R L Brown
Robertson Davies
Arthur Derek Hill
    ScD Francis Graham-Smith
Yasutsugu Takeda
  23 February 1990 LLD Jacques Delors
1988-89 7 July 1989 LLD Ellis E Bradford
Daniel J McAuley
    LittD Pierre E Vidal Naquet
Derek Walcott
    ScD Kornelis Bulthuis
Patrick M Conneally
Victor William Graham
    MA Hermann P D Kreplin
1987-88 8 July 1988 DD Donald Arthur Richard Caird
    LLD Francis G Brennan
    MD Cecily Saunders
    LittD

Patrick Collins
Seamus Heaney


    ScD John Stewart Bell
  3 March 1988 MusD Bernadette Greevy
Patrick Moloney
    ScD James Dooge
    LittD Gabriel (Gay) Byrne
John Keyes Byrne
Maureen Potter
    LLD William Bermingham
Kevin P Heffernan
Fergal Quinn
Carmencita Hederman
1986-87 10 July 1987 LLD Colm O hEocha
Thomas Philip O'Neill
Tony Ryan
    LittD Marvin Leonard Colker
Yukio Oura
David Shaw Smith
    MD Thomas H Bewley
1985-86 11 July 1986 LLD Kurt Adolf Koppenhofer
Nagendra Singh
    LittD Trevor William Cox
John Leslie Melville Trim
    ScD Thomas John Parker
Arthur Leonard Schawlow
  1 July 1986 LLD

Juan Carlos de Borbon y Borbon
(King of Spain)

1984-85 12 July 1985 LLD Michael Smurfit
    LittD Prionsias Mac Cana
Iris Murdoch
    ScD Paul Janssen
Bernard Crossland
  31 August 1984 LittD D R Shackelton Bailey
Jacqueline de Romilly
George L Huxley
Helen North
Gregory Vlasto
1983-4 6 July 1984 LittD Claude Pichois
George Zarnecki
    LLD James Leslie Alexander Colhoun
  24 February 1984 ScD Lord Flowers
  9 December 1983 ScD Wallace Spencer Pitcher
1982-3 8 July 1983 LLD James Frazer Dukes
Arthur William Bourn Vincent
    LittD Crystal-Margaret-Bennett
Stefan Sonderegger
1981-2 8 July 1982 MCh Keith Meares Shaw
    ScD Michael Francis Atiyah
Wolfgang Pfleiderer
    LittD Niall O Donaill
    LLD Sr Stanislaus Kennedy
1980-81 9 July 1981 DD John Ward Armstrong
    LLD Peter Froggatt
    LittD Bernard Arthur Owen Williams
    ScD Robert Francis Ruttledge
Frederik Hendrik Sobels
    MA Muriel McCarthy
  12 December 1980 LLD Charles Frederick Carter
1979-80 10 July 1980 LLD Desmond Walter Guinness
Gerald Samuel Magahy
    LittD Cyril James Cusack
Mairin Ui Dhalaigh
George Mills Harper
    ScD Thomas Walsh
    MA Berthold Dobiess
  7 December 1979 LLD Roy Harris Jenkins
  11 September 1979 LLD Julius Kambarage Nyerere
1978-79 12 July 1979 DD Wolfgang Pannenberg
    LLD Patrick Lynch
Brian Cathal Patrick Walsh
    ScD David Robert Bates
Thomas Gaskell Tutin
  7 December 1978 LLD

Anthony John Francis O'Reilly
Francis Joseph Charles O'Reilly
David Orr

1977-78 6 July 1978 LLD

Michael Joseph Dargan
Winifred Muriel Francoise Gahan
Sean MacBride
Mabel Olive Smith

    LittD Christopher Murray Grieve
    ScD Frederick Charles Frank
    MA Charles William Gannon
  8 December 1977 MusD Mstislav Rostropovich
1976-77 7 July 1977 ScD Charlotte Auerbach
Martin Roth
    LittD John Brendan Keane
William George Scott
    LLD Ruaidhgri Roberts
  30 June 1977 LLD Padraig Sean O hirighile (Uachtarán)
1975-6 8 July 1976 ScD John warcup Cornforth
    LittD Nathalie Sarraute
    LLD Victor Ernest Henry Bewley
John David Alexander Robb
Thomas Kenneth Mary Whitaker
  31 May 1976 MusD Charles Rosen
    ScD Neil Aiden Armstrong
    LittD Saul Bellow
Robert Lowell
    LLD Kingman Brewster
Walter Joseph Patrick Curley
  10 July 1975 ScD William Oliver Baker
Jack Leonard Strominger
    LittD John Betjeman
Ralf Gustav Dahrendorf
    LLD Tarlach O Raifeartaigh
1973-4 11 July 1974 LittD Hilton Edwards
    LLD James Johnston Auchmuty
Liam Cosgrave
  30 May 1974 LLD Erskine H Childers (Uachtarán)
  6 December 1973 LLD Francis Arthur Vick
    LittD Heinrich Böll
1972-73 12 July 1973 ScD Robert Charles Geary
John Kenneth Sinclair St Joseph
    LittD Thomas Wellsted Copeland
Norah McGuinness
    LLD Egbert Udo Udoma
1972 6 July 1972 ScD Vincent Christopher Barry
Jacques Simon Gottlieb
William Hunter McCrea
    LittD Gilbert Ryle
    MusD Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich

Last updated 26 September 2013 by registrar@tcd.ie.