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The University of Southampton

Graduation 2012 marks achievements of students and honorary graduates

Published: 17 July 2012

More than 4,000 students will attend Graduation at the University of Southampton this year, alongside five leading figures from the fields of business, engineering literature and science who will receive honorary degrees.

Professor David Phillips, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry; influential designer Cecil Balmond; Hampshire-born author and Jane Austen expert Deirdre Le Faye; Sir George Buckley, the recently retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of 3M Company; and Lord Plant of Highfield will join this year’s graduates at ceremonies at the University’s Highfield Campus.

Cecil Balmond

The University will also be awarding Fellowships to Mark Hackett, Chief Executive, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, and Professor Patrick Holligan, Emeritus Professor in Biological Oceanography at the University of Southampton.

The Graduation ceremonies will take place daily in the Turner Sims and the Nuffield Theatre from Wednesday 18 July to Thursday 26 July.

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