Lord Rees awarded honorary doctorate at the School’s 2011 graduation ceremony

Monday 12 December 2011

The Rt Hon Professor Martin Rees, Lord Rees of Ludlow, OM FRS was awarded the degree of Doctor of Literature honoris causa at the School’s graduation ceremony on Friday 9 December 2011.

The honour recognises a lifetime of academic achievement by Lord Rees. He is Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics in the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge and has been Astronomer Royal since 1995 and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge since 2004. In August 2005, he was appointed to the House of Lords as a non-party political peer, taking the title Lord Rees of Ludlow, and in December 2005 became President of the Royal Society.

98 School graduands were awarded postgraduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences at the ceremony in Senate House, of which 15 were awarded Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

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