Honorary Doctorates

 

Honorary Fellowships were awarded from 1988 to 2005, then, when the university title was achieved in 2005, Honorary Doctorates were awarded from 2006. Honorary awards are conferred at degree ceremonies and we are honoured that these people have accepted our degrees.

Grad 2021 779 min

Honorary Doctorates

Honorary Doctorates

July 2021

Dr Dean Holdsworth
For his outstanding contribution to sport
Doctor of the University (Hon.DUniv)

Dr Gill Smallwood
For her outstanding services to women and children
Doctor of the University (Hon.DUniv)

Dr John C C May DL
For his outstanding contribution to young people
Doctor of Social Science (Hon.DSocSci)

Dr Kelvin Fletcher
For his outstanding contribution to entertainment and motorsport
Doctor of the University (Hon.DUniv)

Dr Ken Eglinton
For his outstanding contribution to business and commerce
Doctor of Business Administration (Hon.DBA)

Dr Ken Heathcote
For his outstanding contribution to Sport
Doctor of the University (Hon.DUniv)

Dr Lesley Martin-Wright JP DL
For her outstanding contribution to business and commerce
Doctor of Business Administration (Hon.DBA)

The Rt Hon. the Lord Baker of Dorking CH
For his outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of Education (Hon.EdD)

Dr Matt Cain
For his outstanding contribution to Literature and the Community
Doctor of the University (Hon.DUniv)

Dr Rebecca Long-Bailey MP
For her outstanding contribution to local and national politics
Doctor of Social Science (Hon.DSocSci)

Dr Shobna Gulati DL
For her outstanding contribution to entertainment and the community
Doctor of Arts (Hon.DArts)

Dr Stephen Critchlow
For his outstanding contribution to health and sustainability
Doctor of the University (Hon.DUniv)

Dr Stephen Peter Hodgson
For his outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of Health Care (Hon.DHC)

Dr Stuart Procter
For his outstanding contribution to the hospitality industry
Doctor of Business Administration (Hon.DBA)

Dr Tasos Pattichis
For his outstanding contribution to the town of Bolton
Doctor of the University (Hon.DUniv)

Canon Professor Timothy Wheeler
For his outstanding contribution to higher education
Doctor of Education (Hon.EdD)

 

July 2021

Dr Yasmin Qureshi MP
For her outstanding contribution to politics and the local community
Doctor of Social Science (Hon.DSocSci)

Professor Iqbal Singh OBE
For his outstanding contribution to the Health Sector (particularly in his work with BAME health professionals and communities)
Doctor of Health Care (Hon.DHC)

Dr Alan Gemmell OBE
For his outstanding contribution to the development of trade relationships between the UK and India, (particularly his work during the coronavirus pandemic in helping student mobility)
Doctor of the University (Hon.DUniv)

Dr Alistair Jarvis
For his outstanding contribution to Higher Education, (particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic)
Doctor of Education (Hon.EdD)

Dr Chris Green MP
For his outstanding contribution to the town of Bolton
Doctor of the University (Hon.DUniv)

Dr David Ricardo-Pearce
For his outstanding contribution to the Theatre
Doctor of Arts (Hon.DArts)

Dr Greg Walker
For his outstanding contribution to Higher Education, (particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic)
Doctor of Education (Hon.EdD)

Dr Fiona Noden
For her outstanding contribution to the Health Sector and Community Wellbeing, (particularly during the coronavirus pandemic)
Doctor of Health Care (Hon.DHC)

Dr Harpal Singh Matharu
For his outstanding contribution to hospitality
Doctor of Business Administration (Hon.DBA)

Dr Paul Martin OBE
For his outstanding contribution to the community
Doctor of Social Science (Hon.DSocSci)

Dr Rasha Said Khawaja
For her outstanding contribution to business innovation
Doctor of Business Administration (Hon.DBA)

Dr Tony Oakman
For his outstanding contribution to the town of Bolton
Doctor of the University (Hon.DUniv)

Dr Sarosh Zaiwalla
For his outstanding contribution to Law
Doctor of Laws (Hon.LLD)

Dr Daren Mochrie
For his outstanding contribution to the Ambulance Service and the Health Sector (particularly during the coronavirus pandemic),
Doctor of Health Care (Hon.DHC)

Dr Vanessa Kirby
For her outstanding services to Dramatic Arts
Doctor of Arts (Hon.DArts)

 

February 2021

The Right Honourable Dr Prodromos Prodromou
For his outstanding contribution to academia and politics
Doctor of Education (Hon.EdD)

December 2020

Dr Shanu Hinduja
For her outstanding contribution to the economy
Doctor of Business Administration (Hon.DBA)

July 2017

Degree Congregations

Yannis Katsaounis
For his outstanding services to international business
Doctor of Business Administration 

Baroness Newlove
For her outstanding services to victim support
Doctor of Laws

Bernard Waldron MBE
For his outstanding contribution to business
Doctor of Business Administration

Tawfic Khoury
For his outstanding services to civil engineering
Doctor of Engineering 

Ian Savage
For his outstanding services to the media
Doctor of the University

Doctor Jackie Bene
For her outstanding contribution to medicine
Doctor of Health Care 

Chris Houghton
For his outstanding services to charity
Doctor of the University

Maurice Watkins CBE
For his outstanding services to sport
Doctor of Laws

Professor Doctor Mehmet Akalin
For his outstanding contribution to Higher Education and Research
Doctor of Education 

Andy Burnham
For his outstanding services to the North West
Doctor of the University

Elaine Constantine
For her outstanding contribution to creative and film industries
Doctor of Arts 

Neill Gorton
For his outstanding services to the creative industry
Doctor of Innovation 

Reverend Phil Mason
For his outstanding services to the community
Doctor of the University

Philip Isgar
For his outstanding contribution to civil engineering
Doctor of Engineering

His Honour Judge Peter Thorton QC
For his outstanding contribution to the legal profession
Doctor of Laws


Honorary Doctorate List For The Installation Of The Chancellor

To commemorate the Installation of our third Chancellor, the Earl of St Andrews, the University awarded 16 Honorary Doctorates

Christopher Ball
For his outstanding services to further education
Doctor of Education

Mark Eager
For his outstanding contribution to music and performance
Doctor of Arts

Joseph William Foster
For his outstanding services to economic development
Doctor of the University

Michael Griffiths
For his outstanding services to further education
Doctor of Education 

Professor Dame Caroline Humphrey DBE FBA
For her outstanding contribution to the field of anthropology
Doctor of Philosophy

Richard Hurst
For his outstanding services to the community
Doctor of the University

Ahmed Paul Keeler
For his outstanding contribution to the understanding of the exchanges and the inter-connection between cultures and civilisations
Doctor of Laws

Mustafa Mohammed
For his outstanding contribution to dental education
Doctor of Health Care

Claire Moreland DL
For her outstanding services to arts
Doctor of Arts

William Morris
For his outstanding contribution to foreign policy, international dialogue and peace
Doctor of Laws

Uday Nayak
For his outstanding contribution to aviation
Doctor of Science

David Singleton
For his outstanding services to young people and the community
Doctor of Social Science 

Frederick John Stuart
For his outstanding services to engineering
Doctor of Engineering

Councillor Carole Swarbrick
For her outstanding services to the community
Doctor of the University 

Councillor Linda Thomas
For her outstanding services to the community
Doctor of the University

Professor John Wallwork CBE
For his outstanding contribution to the field of medicine
Doctor of Health Care

The Earl of St Andrews
For his contribution to public service
Doctor of Laws

July 2019

Dr Andrew Cowan
For his outstanding contribution to business and industrial development
Doctor of Business Administration (Hon.DBA)

Dr Andrew Fleming
For his outstanding contribution to the British Civil Service
Doctor of Philosophy (Hon.DPhil)

Dr Atul Pathak
For his outstanding contribution to business
Doctor of Business Administration (Hon.DBA)

Dr Bill Dawson
For his outstanding contribution to the community
Doctor of the University (Hon.DUniv)

Sir Cary Cooper CBE
For his outstanding contribution to psychology
Doctor of Education (Hon.EdD)

Professor Christopher Bigsby
For his outstanding contribution to arts and literature
Doctor of Arts (Hon D.Arts)

Sir David Dalton
For his outstanding contribution to health care
Doctor of Health Care (Hon.DHC)

Dr Elena Ambrosiadou
For her outstanding services to Financial Markets
Doctor of Business Administration (Hon.DBA)

Sir John Hayes
For his outstanding contribution to Further Education and Apprenticeships
Doctor of Education (Hon.EdD)

Sir John Sorrell CBE
For his outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of Education (Hon.EdD)

Dr Karen Partington
For her outstanding contribution to health care
Doctor of Health Care (Hon.DHC)

Dr Maurizio Bragagni
For his outstanding contribution to business
Doctor of Business Administration (Hon.DBA)

Professor Nadey Hakim
For his outstanding contribution to aesthetics
Doctor of Arts (Hon.DArts)

Professor Nawal Prinja
For his outstanding contribution to the energy industry
Doctor of Engineering (Hon.DEng)

Dr Onelanna Seito-Kgokgwe
For her outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of Education (Hon.EdD)

Professor Patrick Trodden
For his outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of Education (Hon.EdD)

Dr Peter Cowgill
For his outstanding contribution to business
Doctor of Business Administration (Hon.DBA)

Dr Robert George Fernley
For his outstanding contribution to automotive engineering
Doctor of Engineering (Hon.DEng)

Dr Rohan Pallewatta
For his outstanding contribution to international business
Doctor of Business Administration (Hon.DBA)

Professor Rolf Richterich
For his outstanding contribution to engineering
Doctor of Engineering (DEng)

Dr Selva Pankaj
For his outstanding contribution to further and higher education
Doctor of Education (Hon.EdD)

Dr Sue Lomax
For her outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of Education (Hon.EdD)

Dr Sue Luke
For her outstanding contribution to performing arts
Doctor of Arts (Hon.DArts)

Dr Angelos Syrigos
For his outstanding contribution to Poltical Sciences
Doctor of Science (Hon.DSc)

2016

Ismail Amla
For his outstanding contribution to Business
Doctor of Business Administration 

Reena Banks
For her outstanding contribution in performing arts
Master of Arts 

Sir Peter Fahy
For his outstanding contribution to Greater Manchester and to Charitable Works
Doctor of Social Science 

Professor David Ford OBE
For his outstanding contribution to higher education Professor 
Doctor of Divinity

Michael Gunn
For his outstanding contribution to higher education 
Doctor of Education

Mark Sheen
For his outstanding contribution to the University of Bolton 
Doctor of the University

Dame Janet Smith DBE
For her outstanding contribution to the legal profession 
Doctor of Laws

Martin Taylor
For his outstanding contribution to the University and to public musical performance 
Master of Arts

Lawrence Tomlinson
For his outstanding contribution to motor engineering and to sport 
Doctor of Science

Dr Jin Yang
For his outstanding contribution to higher education
Doctor of Education

July 2018

Degree Congregations

Ken Adshead 
For his outstanding contribution to art and education
Doctor of Education

Trish Armstrong-Child 
for her outstanding contribution to health care.
Doctor of Health Care

Margaret Asquith
For her outstanding contribution to Bolton
Doctor of the University

Carilyn Baxendale
For her outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of Arts

Carl Austin-Behan
For his outstanding contribution to the community
Doctor of the University

Simon Blagden CBE
or his outstanding contribution to business and charity
Doctor of Business Administration

Professor Sonia Blandford
For her outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of Science

Sir Graham Brady
For his outstanding contribution to national politics
Doctor of Science

Professor Norman Davies
For his outstanding contribution to history
Doctor of Arts

Joe Egan
For his outstanding contribution to law
Doctor of Laws

Sotiris Foutsis
For his outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of Philosophy in the field of education

Elaine Inglesby-Burke CBE
For her outstanding contribution to health care
Doctor of Health Care

Sylvia Lancaster OBE
For her outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of the University

HHJ Mark Lucraft QC
For his outstanding contribution to law
Doctor of Laws

Professor John Lumley
For his outstanding contribution to medical science
Doctor of Science

Fiona Murphy MBE
For her outstanding contribution to nursing
Doctor of Health Care

Elizabeth Newman
For her outstanding contribution to arts and Bolton
Doctor of Arts

Arthur Parsons
For his outstanding contribution to gaming technology
Doctor of Innovation

Andrew Roberts
For his outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of Education

Professor David Titterington
For his outstanding contribution to music
Doctor of Arts

Professor Willem Toet
For his outstanding contribution to motorsport engineering
Doctor of Engineering

The Honourable Mr Justice Turner
For his outstanding contribution to law
Doctor of Laws

Kui Man Gerry Yeung OBE DL
For his outstanding contribution to charity
Doctor of the University

2015

Dr Christopher Brookes
For his outstanding contribution to the medical profession 
Doctor of Healthcare

Cllr Martin Donaghy
For his outstanding contribution to the town of Bolton and the University 
Doctor of the University

Mike Dwan
For his outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of Education 

Phil Gartside
For his outstanding contribution to the Bolton community and football
Doctor of Education 

Anthony Griffin
For his outstanding contribution to sport and charity
Doctor of Science 

HH Iain Hamilton CBE
For his outstanding contribution to the legal profession
Doctor of Laws 

Amir Khan
For his outstanding contribution to sport and charity 
Doctor of Science

Sajid Mahmood
For his outstanding contribution to sport
Doctor of Arts 

Tracey Neville
For her outstanding contribution to sport and charity 
Doctor of Science

Eamonn O’Neal DL
For his outstanding contribution to charity and the media
Doctor of Arts 

Pam Tatlow
For her outstanding contribution to higher education 
Doctor of Education

Alan Walsh
For his outstanding contribution to the town of Bolton
Doctor of the University 

William Brett Warburton
For his outstanding contribution to the food industry and scientific research
Doctor of Science 

The Right Hon Baroness Warsi PC
For her outstanding contribution to politics 
Doctor of Social Science

Dave Whelan
For his outstanding contribution to sport and charity 
Doctor of Business Administration

Dr Chris Minta
For his unique service and lifetime achievements on behalf of both the institution and the Higher Education Sector
Lifetime Fellowship 

David Ratcliffe
For his outstanding contribution to international education
Doctor of Education

2012

Aaqil Ahmed
For outstanding contribution to the media and broadcasting 
Doctor of Letters

John Blackmore
For outstanding contribution to the arts 
Doctor of Arts

Hilary Devey LLD FRSA FCILT
For outstanding contribution to business 
Doctor of Business Administration

A J Jenkinson OBE
For outstanding contribution to the Bolton Institute of Technology
Posthumously admitted to the Honorary degree of Doctor of Science 

Ann Johnson
For outstanding contribution to health care 
Doctor of Health Care

Ayub Khan-Din
For outstanding contribution to the arts 
Doctor of Letters

David Kaye
For outstanding contribution to the Bolton community 
Doctor of the University

Tony Keating
For outstanding contribution to motor vehicle engineering 
Doctor of Engineering

Councillor Cliff Morris
For outstanding contribution to the town of Bolton 
Doctor of the University

Fabrice Muamba
For outstanding contribution to sport and of the clinicians who save lives in the field of emergency and acute medicine
Doctor of Science 

Professor Peter Simons
For outstanding contribution to philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy 

Dr Geoffrey Tabbron
For outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of Education

2014

Honorary Doctorate List for the Installation of the Chancellor

To commemorate the Installation of our second Chancellor, the Rt Hon Lord Justice Ryder Kt TD DL MA (Cantab) LLD FRSA, and celebrate 190 years as an educational establishment in Bolton, the University awarded 19 Honorary Doctorates – one for each decade of our history.

Mark Brocklehurst
For his outstanding contribution to charity 
Doctor of Humanities

Atul Chauhan
For his outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of Education 

Fred Done
For his outstanding contribution to charity and sport 
Doctor of Business Administration

Sue Duncan
For her outstanding contribution to the higher education
Doctor of Laws 

Chris Eagles
For his outstanding contribution to sport
Doctor of Science

Ian Goldrein QC
For his outstanding contribution to the legal profession 
Doctor of Laws

John Grant
For his outstanding contribution to motorsport 
Doctor of Engineering

Paul Griffiths DL
For his outstanding contribution to the services of the community 
Doctor of Arts

Her Honour Judge Margaret de Haas QC
For her outstanding contribution to the legal profession
Doctor of Laws 

Susan K Hodgkiss CBE DL
For her outstanding contribution to the arts and the community
Doctor of Arts 

Professor Anthony Howell
For his outstanding contribution to cancer research 
Doctor of Science

Margot Leicester
For her outstanding contribution to theatre and television 
Doctor of Arts

Martine McCutcheon
For her outstanding contribution to entertainment 
Doctor of Arts

The Rt Hon Sir James Munby QC
For his outstanding contribution to the legal profession 
Doctor of Laws

Councillor Dr Colin Shaw
For his outstanding contribution to the community
Doctor of Humanities 

Professor Ian Stewart
For his outstanding contribution to politics and the community 
Doctor of Philosophy

The Rt Hon Baroness Taylor of Bolton PC
For her outstanding contribution to the community 
Doctor of Social Science

Professor David Thacker
For his outstanding contribution to the theatre 
Doctor of Arts

Maureen Warburton
For her outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of Education

Honorary Award Recipients 2014 Degree congregation ceremonies

Imran Akram
For his outstanding contribution to the legal profession
Doctor of Business Administration 

Dr John S Bailey
For his outstanding contribution to International education and leadership
Doctor of Education 

Margaret Blenkinsop
For her outstanding contribution to theatre and the Bolton community
Doctor of Arts 

Adrian Brooks
For his outstanding contribution to business and entertainment
Doctor of Business Administration 

Professor John Brooks
For his outstanding contribution to Higher Education and the Northwest 
Doctor of Education

Roy Brooks
For his outstanding contribution to Automotive Engineering 
Doctor of Engineering

His Honour Judge Tim Clayson
For his outstanding contribution to the legal profession 
Doctor of Laws

Ryan Giggs OBE
For his outstanding contribution to sport
Doctor of Science 

Sean Harriss
For his outstanding contribution to the Bolton community
Doctor of Public Administration 

Sylvia Kay
For her outstanding contribution to the University of Bolton and its Governance
Doctor of Laws 

Dan Keating
For his outstanding contribution to the Bolton community and football
Doctor of Business Administration 

Simon P Kelly
For his outstanding contribution to health and ophthalmology
Doctor of Health Care 

Gill Richards
For her outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of Education 

John Roberts
For his outstanding contribution to local business 
Doctor of Business Administration

Nicola Shindler
For her outstanding contribution to broadcasting 
Doctor of Letters

Antonia Sotgiu
For her outstanding contribution to music 
Doctor of Arts

Leigh Vallance
For her outstanding contribution to health care
Doctor of Health Care 

Anna Vissi
For her outstanding contribution to international music
Doctor of Arts

2013

Sir Philip Craven MBE
For his outstanding contribution to sport and in particular to the London Paralympics 2012 
Doctor of Science

Keith Davies
For his significant contribution to the town of Bolton
Master of the University 

Rev Canon Paul Denby MBE JP DL
For his outstanding contribution to Bolton and the region
Doctor of Divinity 

President Elias Foutsis
For his entrepreneurial approach to higher education and in particular the partnership with the University of Bolton 
Doctor of the University

Jason Kenny OBE
For his outstanding contribution to sport and in particular to the world of cycling and his contribution to the London Olympic Games 
Doctor of Science

Neil Myerson LLP
For his outstanding contribution to the University of Bolton 
Doctor of Laws

Professor David Phoenix OBE
For his outstanding contribution to higher education, management and scholarship in the Northwest 
Doctor of the University

The Rt Hon Lord Justice Ryder Kt TD DL MA (Cantab) LLD FRSA
For his outstanding contribution to the legal profession
Doctor of Laws 

David Tomlinson
For his outstanding contribution to the reputation of the University of Bolton
Doctor of the University 

John Walsh OBE
For his outstanding contribution to the town of Bolton
Doctor of the University

2011

Mike Chapman
For outstanding contribution to education and health 
Doctor of Health Care

Stan Cording
For outstanding contribution to the University 
Master of the University

Garry Ion
For outstanding contribution to civil engineering and overseas developments 
Doctor of Engineering

Elizabeth Kay MBE
For outstanding contribution to education and the community
Doctor of Education 

Stuart Maconie
For outstanding contribution to broadcasting and communication 
Doctor of Letters

Professor Peter Marsh
For outstanding contribution to the University 
Doctor of the University

Amy Nuttall
For outstanding contribution to theatre and the dramatic arts 
Doctor of Arts

Lord Bhikhu Parekh
For outstanding contribution to the development of political thought
Doctor of Philosophy 

Mark Radcliffe
For outstanding contribution to broadcasting and communication
Doctor of Letters 

Fred Slack
For outstanding contribution to education in the community 
Doctor of Letters

Warren Smith KStJ JP LLD
For outstanding contribution to Civic Society and Greater Manchester 
Doctor of Laws

Dr Joyce Tyldesley
For outstanding contribution to education and culture
Doctor of Letters

2010

Sam Allardyce
For his outstanding contribution to football
Doctor of the University

Gordon Burns
For his outstanding contribution to broadcasting 
Doctor of Letters

Alan Cornthwaite
For his outstanding contribution to higher education provision for the construction and built environment sectors 
Doctor of Engineering

Chris Minta
For his outstanding contribution to education and to the University as Governor and national trade union leadership
Doctor of the University 

Professor Iqbal Memon
For his outstanding contribution to ethnicity and health and to the University as a Governor and Chair of the Governors 
Doctor of the University

Baroness Morris of Bolton OBE DL
For his outstanding contribution to legislative processes and democracy 
Doctor of Laws

Jason Kenny
For his outstanding contribution to sport 
Master of the University

Professor Oleg Liber Elizabeth Tatman MBE
For her outstanding contribution to the Bolton community
Doctor of University 

Oleg Liber
For his outstanding contribution to the University
Doctor of Science

Heik Saud
For his outstanding contribution to the University
Doctor of the University 

Zubair Hanslot
For his contribution to the establishment of the University of Bolton in Ras al Khaimah
Doctor of Engineering 

Jason Kenny OBE as an Honorary Master
For his outstanding contribution to sport
Master of the University 

Sudhir Kartha
For his contribution to the establishment of the University of Bolton in Ras al Khaimah
Doctor of the University

To celebrate the Installation of Baroness Morris of Bolton OBE DL as the first Chancellor of the University of Bolton, those who had previously been awarded Honorary Fellowships were invited to accept an Honorary Doctorate. Those who accepted the invitation were:

George Almond CBE OStJ DL
For his outstanding contribution to the Fire Service and the region as County Fire Officer, President of the Institute of Fire Engineers and Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Greater Manchester 
Doctor of Engineering

Professor Arup Banerjee OBE
For his outstanding contribution to medicine, especially medical education and research into ageing
Doctor of Science 

Peter Bounds
For his outstanding contribution to local government in Bolton and Liverpool
Doctor of the University 

Brian Bruce
For his outstanding contribution to the University of Bolton, principally as a Governor and as Chair of the Governing Board
Doctor of the University 

Josephine Burns
For her outstanding contribution to the arts and creative industries in Manchester and the North West 
Doctor of Arts

Jim Cartwright
For his outstanding contribution to the theatre as an innovative and highly influential playwright 
Doctor of Letters

John Cassidy
For his outstanding contribution to poetry and the teaching of creative writing 
Doctor of Letters

Cynthia Clarke
For her outstanding contribution to health and community relations 
Doctor of the University

Sir Alan Cockshaw
For his outstanding contribution to the civil engineering industry and urban regeneration
Doctor of Engineering 

Andrew Dickson
For his outstanding contribution to business and the community in Bolton
Doctor of Business Administration 

Pat Dickson
For her outstanding contribution to further education, the arts, business and the community in Bolton 
Doctor of Education

Frank Finlay CBE
For his outstanding contribution to theatre, film and television as a distinguished and highly regarded actor
Doctor of Arts

Les Gent
For his outstanding contribution to journalism and local history 
Doctor of Letters

Jeremy Glover MBE
For his outstanding contribution to Bolton, as Chief Executive of Bolton Lads and Girls Club 
Doctor of the University

Anthony Goldstone OBE DL
For his outstanding contribution to business and commerce
Doctor of Business Administration 

Professor John Grant
For his outstanding contribution to writing, especially as the creator of the “Lovejoy” novels
Doctor of Letters 

Gordon Hargreaves
For his outstanding contribution to Bolton, as a businessman and chair of Bolton Wanderers FC 
Doctor of the University

Dr Ron Hill MBE
For his outstanding contribution to Sport & textile technology 
Doctor of Science

Dr Brian Iddon MP
For his outstanding contribution to higher education, science and technology and to Bolton and the University of Bolton
Doctor of Science 

Andrew Kluge
For his outstanding contribution to business and enterprise in Bolton
Doctor of Business Administration

Sir Harold Kroto FRS
For his outstanding contribution to science and innovation
Doctor of Science 

Nobel Prize laureate Roy Lancaster OBE
For his outstanding contribution to horticulture and broadcasting 
Doctor of Science

Joseph Locke MBE FR Eng
For his outstanding contribution to structural engineering
Doctor of Engineering 

James McKnight
For his outstanding contribution to mechanical and automotive engineering Chris Mack – Doctor of the University For his outstanding contribution to the University of Bolton, as Governor and Deputy Chair of the Governors 
Doctor of Engineering

Baroness Zahida Manzoor CBE
For her outstanding contribution to race relations and the health services
Doctor of Social Science 

Michael Parker
For his outstanding contribution to textile studies and the textile industry
Doctor of Materials Technology 

Lord Adam Patel of Blackburn
For his outstanding contribution to race relations and the Muslim community 
Doctor of Social Science

Meena Pathak OBE
For her outstanding contribution to business and commerce
Doctor of Business Administration

Anil Ruia OBE
For his outstanding contribution to business and commerce 
Doctor of Business Administration

Pamela Senior
For her outstanding contribution to health and to the university as a governor 
Doctor of the University

Nigel Short
For his outstanding contribution to the world of chess 
Doctor of Science

Clare Smith
For her outstanding contribution to broadcasting and health 
Doctor of Letters

Norman Stoller CBE KStJ DL
For his outstanding contribution to business and commerce and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester 
Doctor of Business Administration

Peter Syddall
For his outstanding contribution to the University of Bolton, as Governor and Chair of the Audit Committee
Doctor of the University 

Professor John Turner
For his outstanding contribution to education
Doctor of Education 

Frank White
For his outstanding contribution to the community, parliamentary processes and the regeneration of Bolton 
Doctor of the University

Dr Anne Wright CBE
For her outstanding contribution to higher education
Doctor of Education

2009

Lorraine Brannan
For her outstanding contribution to the University
Doctor of the University

Howard Devoto
For his outstanding contribution to the field of music 
Doctor of Arts

Pete Shelley
For his outstanding contribution to the field of music
Doctor of Arts 

Vernon Kay
For his outstanding contribution to the field of entertainment
Doctor of Arts 

Mathaka Mmapatsi
For his outstanding contribution to the field of education
Alumni Fellow 

Gary Neville
For his outstanding contribution to sport 
Doctor of Arts

Anwer Patel
For his outstanding contribution to the Bolton community 
Doctor of the University

Yakub Patel
For his outstanding contribution to the Bolton community 
Doctor of the University

Imran Hakim
For his outstanding contribution to business and innovation Bolton 
Doctor of Innovation

Berthold Bitzer
For his outstanding contribution to the field of education 
Doctor of the University

Sir Arnold Wolfendale
For his outstanding contribution to the field of science
Doctor of Science

2007

Lord Simon Haskel
For his outstanding contribution to the field of Textile Technology 
Doctor of the University

Dr Brian Tomkins
For his outstanding contribution to Education
Doctor of the University

2008

David Ball
For his outstanding contribution to the field of Mechanical Engineering
Doctor of Engineering 

Bruce Cain
For his outstanding contribution to the University
Master of the University 

Professor James Calderwood
For his outstanding contribution to the field of engineering
Doctor of Engineering 

Edith Conn OBE JP DL
For her outstanding contribution to the community 
Doctor of the University

Howard Goodall
For his outstanding contribution to the field of Music 
Doctor of Arts

Simon Kelner
For his outstanding contribution to the field of Journalism 
Doctor of Letters

Professor His Honour William Morris
For his outstanding contribution to the field of law 
Doctor of Laws

Stass Paraskos
For his outstanding contribution to the field of Art
Doctor of Arts

Keri-Anne Payne (Honorary Master’s)
For her outstanding contribution to the field of sport
Master of the University

2006

Allan Ashworth
For his outstanding contribution to the field of Construction 
Doctor of the University

Melvin Burgess
For his outstanding contribution to the field of the Arts
Doctor of the University 

Sara Cox
For her outstanding contribution to Broadcasting
Doctor of the University

Brian Crossley
For his outstanding contribution to the field of Construction
Doctor of the University

Anna Friel
For her outstanding contribution to the field of Performing Arts 
Doctor of the University

Professor Jon Glover
For his outstanding contribution to English and Creative Writing
Doctor of the University

Bernard Hill
For his outstanding contribution to the field of Performing Arts
Doctor of the University

Arthur Ridings
For his outstanding contribution to Education 
Doctor of the University

Professor Michael Schmidt FRSL
For his outstanding contribution to the field of Performing Arts 
Doctor of the University

Mollie Temple CBE
For her outstanding contribution to Education
Doctor of the University 

Andy Lam JP
For his outstanding contribution to the development of education in Hong Kong
Doctor of the University

2005

Dr Helen Gilchrist CBE 

Richard Hurst

Dr Brian Iddon MP 

John Stoddart CBE 

John Roberts

2002

Josie Cichockyj (Alumni Fellow) 

Cynthia Clarke 

Felicity Goodey CBE 

Jackie Kay 

Meena Pathak OBE

Norman Stoller CBE CStJ DL

2004

Josephine Burns

Tahir Mohsan

Paul Rink OBE

Rt Hon Baroness Mary Warnock OBE

2001

Anthony Goldstone OBE DL 

Paul Heathcote 

Sue Johnston 

Lord Bhikhu Parekh

2003

Andrew Dickson

Pat Dickson 

Jeremy Glover MBE

Clive Jeanes 

Janette Jenkins (Alumni Fellow) 

Anil Ruia OBE 

Clare Smith

2000

George Almond CBE OStJ DL 

Alan Booth 

Brian Bruce 

Simon Holt (Alumni Fellow) 

Barbara Hurst MBE 

Andrew Kluge 

James McKnight 

Chris Mack 

Professor Robert Oxtoby 

Lord Adam Patel of Blackburn 

Pamela Senior 

Peter Syddall

 

1999

Patrick Caulfield CBE 

Sir Alan Cockshaw 

Baroness Zahida Manzoor CBE 

Derrick Warburton 

Dr Anne Wright CBE

1996

Brian Asquith 

John Cassidy 

Sir Martin Harris CBE 

Harry Tuley 

Kenneth Wolstenholme

1993

June Corner 

Professor John Grant 

Maurice Henry 

Nigel Short MBE 

Frank White

1990

Betty Brown BEM 

A J Jenkinson OBE 

Joseph Locke MBE FR 

Eng Professor Frank Willett CBE

1998

Shirley Anne Field 

Les Gent 

Jack Goldberg

Sir Harold Kroto FRS

1995

Jim Cartwright 

Eric Farnworth OBE 

Joe Foster

Victoria Wood OBE

1992

Professor Arup Banerjee OBE 

Frank Finlay CBE 

Henry Kershaw 

David Titterington 

Jean Wilson

1989

Richard Hurst OBE 

Sir Nat Lofthouse OBE 

Sir Ian McKellen CH CBE 

1997

Brian Collinge 

Sir Kenneth Green 

Ruth Hamilton 

Gordon Hargreaves

1994

Carol Ann Duffy OBE 

Malcolm Frazer CBE 

Sir Ernest Hall OBE DL 

Roy Lancaster OBE

1991

Peter Bounds CBE 

Dr Ron Hill MBE 

Martin Milner OBE 

Dato Abdul Razak

1988

Bill Naughton

Michael Parker 

E M Ryley 

Professor John Turner

myBolton

Download the app for your smartphone from:

Help Centre

We have the answers to your questions, find all the advice and support in one place.

Part of the University of Bolton Group

Bolton college
Alliance learning
Anderton centre2
Scheme Participant
RiSE pos rgb logo
TEF Silver QQA

Help Centre

We have the answers to your questions, find all the advice and support in one place.

Part of the University of Bolton Group

Bolton college
Alliance learning
Anderton centre2
Scheme Participant
RiSE pos rgb logo
TEF Silver QQA