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Honorary Graduates July 2010

Tuesday 20 July 2010

10.00am School of Management Group 1

Honorary Graduate - Ms Margaret Platts, Doctor of Education

For her considerable involvement with the University and its associated secondary schools, Margaret Platts has been a major figure in driving the development of education in secondary schools in Bradford and has worked on community projects as well as raising funds and awareness to improve the lives of pupils in Bradford.

14.00 School of Computing Informatics and Media, and School of Management Group 2

Honorary Graduate - Mr Rob Wilmot, Doctor of the University

For his contributions to the work of the University in the field of Internet and Media Studies, Rob Wilmot was one of the founding executives of Freeserve, which went on to be the UK's biggest Internet Service Provider. Rob is also a graduate of the University and was one of the first students to complete the Electronic Imaging and Media Communications course in 1994.

16.15 School of Engineering, Design and Technology

No Honorary Graduate


Wednesday 21 July

10.00 School of Social and International Studies Group 1

No Honorary Graduate

14.00 School of Lifelong Education and Development, School of Social and International Studies Group 2

Honorary Graduate - Mr Tom Priestley, Doctor of Letters

For the promotion of the works and ideas of JB Priestley and the significant contribution to the University, in particular for the donation of these works to the J.B. Priestley Library Special Collections. Tom Priestley, son of J.B.Priestley and Jane Priestley, manages the Priestley estate and has worked closely with the University.


Thursday 22 July

10.00 School of Life Sciences Group 1

Honorary Graduate - Professor Ronald Purkiss, Doctor of Science

For his strong track record in the field of Pharmacy and for overseeing, managing and implementing innovative Pharmacy services. Professor Ronald Purkiss has made significant contributions to the advancement of the profession of Pharmacy in the Yorkshire region, including aiding the development of the first UK Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Bradford.

13.45 School of Life Sciences Group 2

Honorary Graduate - Professor Kevin Warwick, Doctor of Science

For his significant contribution in the field of robotics, in particular for his work on Artificial Intelligence, born in Coventry and not entering Higher Education until his mid-20s, Professor Warwick has always been a champion of widening access to education for all.

16.15 School of Health Studies, School of Life Sciences Group 3

Honorary Graduate - Mrs Kath Hinchliff, Doctor of Education

For her close collaboration with the University and her strong vision, which has led to the improved quality of life for those who use the National Health Service.


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