Honorary graduates in earlier years

The University of Southampton has honoured many notable figures over the decades. A selection of those to have received honorary degrees is listed below.

A more extensive list of the University's honorary graduates can be downloaded here.

1960s

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Sir Keith Murray (The Lord Murray of Newhaven)

1970s

Sir Hugh Casson
Manfred Lachs
Sir Claus Moser
Sir Eric Roll (The Lord Roll of Ipsden)

1980s

Sir Hermann Bondi
Frank Templeton Prince
The Rt Hon Shirley Williams
Sir Ernest Donald Acheson
Baron Shackleton of Burley

1990s

Sir David Attenborough
John Lill
Ludovic Kennedy
Victoria Glendinning
Evelyn Glennie
Sir Marrack Goulding
Colin Renfrew, The Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn

2000s

Sir Alfred Brendel
James Cameron
Shami Chakrabarti
Brian Eno
Sir Michael Gambon
The Baroness Greenfield
John Inverdale
Helena Kennedy QC
John Nettles
Trevor Phillips
Courtney Pine
Mary Quant
Lord Rogers
Lord Sainsbury of Turville
Amartya Sen
John Simpson
Dame Janet Suzman
Baroness Warnock of Weeke

Sir Michael Gambon

Sir Michael Gambon

Doctor of Letters (2003)

John Inverdale

John Inverdale

Doctor of Letters (2001)

Sandy Lerner

Sandy Lerner

Doctor of Letters (2005)

John Nettles

John Nettles

Doctor of the University (2006)

John Simpson

John Simpson

Doctor of the University (2003)

John Williams

John Williams

Doctor of Music (2005)