Ex-chancellor to receive degree from university

Nigel Lawson
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FORMER Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nigel Lawson will be presented with an honorary degree from the University of Buckingham during a ceremony tomorrow, Saturday.

Lord Lawson of Blaby will be presented with a Doctor of Science degree tomorrow afternoon, at the church of St Peter and St Paul in Buckingham.

Lord Lawson became a Conservative MP in 1974 following a career in journalism, which saw him serve as editor of The Spectator from 1966-1970.

As well as serving in the Thatcher government as chancellor, he was also Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Secretary of State for Energy.

He entered the House of Lords in 1992.

Other notaries receiving a degree include Baroness Helena Kennedy, a barrister, broadcaster and Labour member of the House of Lords.

As a barrister, she has been involved in some of the most prominent cases of the last 30 years including the Brighton Bombing, the Michael Bettany espionage trial, the Guildford Four Appeal and the bombing of the Israeli embassy.

She will receive her Doctor of Laws degree, today, Friday.

Anthony Green, who will become a Doctor of the University, tomorrow, Saturday, was born in 1939 and studied at the Slade School of Art, where he won the Henry Tonks Prize for drawing in 1960.

He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1971, served as a trustee between 2000 and 2008 and was the featured artist at the 2003 summer exhibition.

He is currently chairman of the Royal Academy’s exhibitions committee.

Public collections owning his work include the Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert, Boston Museum of Fine Art and the Setagaya Museum in Tokyo.

Professor Len Evans will also become a Doctor of the University, tomorrow, Saturday. Prof Evans studied botany and marine biology at the University of Wales, Bangor where he obtained a Phd.

From there he moved to the University of Leeds where he led a large research group funded by the research councils.

The weekend will also see hundreds of students at the university receive their degrees after years of hard work.

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