19th August 2004




An architect, a scientist, an entrepreneur and a circuit judge are among the respected figures who will be honoured by the University of Lincoln next month.


Five prominent personalities are to receive honorary awards in recognition for their achievements and their contribution to their profession when final-year students graduate at Lincoln Cathedral.


Paul Hyett, a former President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, will receive a Doctorate of Arts at 11.30am on Tuesday 14th September.


The University of Lincoln launched the Lincoln School of Architecture last year and this year the East Midlands branch of RIBA moved its headquarters from Nottingham to the new architecture school at Lincoln.


Professor Peter Rubin, Chair of the General Medical Councilís Education Committee and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Science at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th September.


Derek Mapp, the Chairman of the East Midlands Development Agency who also set up the Tom Cobleigh pub chain, is to be honoured with an honorary Doctorate of Letters at 11.30am on Wednesday 15th September.


At 7.30pm on Wednesday 15th September Lincoln circuit judge Richard Jenkins will receive an honorary Doctorate of Laws.


And at 11.30am on Thursday 16th September Lord Victor Adebowale of Thomes, CBE, Chief Executive of the Turning Point social care charity, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Letters.


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More information about the awards ceremonies, as well as a selection of case studies of graduating students, will be available at the beginning of September.


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