Honorary graduates 2009–2010
The Right Honourable Baroness Butler-Sloss GBE PC
Doctor of the University in recognition of her significant contribution to the University and society through her national and international work.
Doctor of Technology in recognition of his strong local connections as director of Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Bristol, and his continuing influential role as head of the South West Science and Industry Council (SWSIC) in the west of England.
Master of Education in recognition of his considerable position and standing in St Vincent and the Grenadines, his role as a powerful advocate for the University, and the ways in which he has demonstrated his complete commitment to, and engagement with, individual staff and students.
Sara Parkin OBE
Doctor of Science in recognition of her significant achievements and national contribution to education and sustainable development, notably her focus on integrating ‘sustainability literacy’ into education and professional training.
Professor Steve Smith
Doctor of Education in recognition of his significant contribution to the regional higher education agenda through his work with HERDA-SW (now Universities South West) and the Regional Development Agency.
Peaches Golding OBE
Master of Business in recognition of her significant role in supporting Business in the Community in the South West and her role as former governor of the University.
Richard Noble OBE
Doctor of Technology in recognition of the alignment between the aims and objectives of the Bloodhound Project to inspire and motivate, and the University’s own vision to do likewise.
Doctor of Arts in recognition of his significance to Bristol’s cultural media and his work in aligning a range of people to influence national debate and strengthen Bristol’s status within it.
Professor Eric Thomas
Doctor of Science in recognition of his considerable leadership in higher education, and, more specifically, his role in leading Bristol’s Science City and in developing sustainable partnerships between the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol.
Master of Arts in recognition of his national and international leadership as President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).