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Honorary Graduates of Birmingham City University

Every year, during our graduation ceremonies, we bestow honorary degrees on individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to their field, the region or the University. Please see below for the complete list of our honorary graduates.

A
Lord Adebowale CBE
Mr Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia OBE
Mr Murugappa A Alagappan
Dr Alberto Alessi
Professor Louis Andriessen
Sir David Arculus
B
Ms Veena Bahl
Miss Ellie Baker
Honorary Alderman Stan Banting MBE JP
Mr Paul Bassi CBE DL
Mrs Sue Battle CBE
Mr Michael Beasley CBE
Mr Trevor Beattie
Mr David Belser
Ms Anita Bhalla OBE DL
Mr David Bintley CBE
Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Mr Peter Blakemore
Ms Cynthia Bower
Dame Christine Braddock DBE DL
Mr Keith Bradshaw DL
Lord Bragg of Wigton
Ms Jo Brand
Councillor Randal Brew OBE
Professor Sir Tim Brighouse
Mr Stephen B Bright
Mr Mark Britnell
Dr J Louise Brooke-Smith
Mrs Elisabeth Buggins CBE DL
Mr Ian Burke
Mr Patrick Burns
The Rt Hon Baroness Butler-Sloss GBE
Sir Ian Byatt
C
Mr Ian Callum
Mr David Carter CBE
Mr Godwin Cassar
Mr John Caudwell
Dr Goh Chong Chia
Mrs Deirdre Clancy
Mr Barry Cleverdon OBE
Mr Victor Cocker CBE
Mr Jonathan Coe
Mrs Naaz Coker
Mr Matthew Collings
Ms Carol Coombes OBE
Professor David Cox OBE
The Baroness Cox of Queensbury
Mr John Crabtree OBE DL
Professor Charles Craddock CBE
Mr Jim Crace
Mr David Cragg OBE
Mr Rupert Crane CBE
Professor Ian Cumming OBE
D
Mr William R P Dalton
Mr Nick Danziger
Mr Charles Darby
Mr John Davidson OBE
Mr Christopher Dedicoat
Mrs Sylvia Denman CBE
Mr Rasshied Din
Ms Molly Dineen
Mr Tom Dixon
Mr Peter Donohoe CBE
Dr Ed Doolan MBE
Ms Heather du Quesnay
E
Professor Brian Edwards
Sir H Douglas Ellis OBE
Mr Peter Ellwood CBE
The Rt Hon Baroness Emerton DBE DL
Mr Craig Errington
Sir Reginald Eyre
F
Mr Adrian Fawcett
Professor Steve Field CBE
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Ms Anne Fine
Her Honour Judge Elisabeth Fisher JP
Mr Adam Fowle
The Rt Hon Lord Fowler
Dame Elizabeth Fradd
Sir Christopher Frayling
Mr David Frost CBE DL
G
Dr Anna van der Gaag CBE 
Sir James Galway
Mr Tony Garnett
Dr John Gibbons CBE
The Lord Glendonbrook CBE
Professor Heiner Goebbels
Dr Mark Goldman
Mr Antony Gormley
The Baroness Gould of Potternewton
Mr Chris Green
Professor Edward Gregson
Professor Brian Griffin
Lord Grocott of Telford
Ms Bunny Guinness
H
Lord Hall of Birkenhead CBE
Professor Simon Halsey CBE
Rt Hon the Lord Hattersley
Mr Darren Henley OBE
The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine CH
Mr Andrew Higginson
Mr Peter Hindle MBE
Mr Dave Holland
Mr Albert Hong Hin Kay
Mr Elgar Howarth
Mr Kevin Howe
Mr Rob Howell
Mr John Hudson OBE DL
Mr Robert Hughes CBE
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE
Mr William Hutton
Mr Tony Hyde
Mr David Hyslop OBE
I
Mr Jonathan Irwin
Ms Nola Ishmael OBE
J
Mr Fred Jarvis
Sir Simon Jenkins
Mr Peter Jenkinson OBE
Mr David Jessel
Mr Karl Johnson
Mr Alan Jones OBE
Lord Jones of Birmingham
Lord Jordan CBE
K
Mr Paul Kehoe
Ms Bridget Kendall
Dr Christine Kenrick
Mr Javed Khan
Dr Gillian Klein
Dr Peter Knight CBE DL
Mr Steven Knight
Mr Oliver Knussen CBE
L
Mr Martin Lamb
Lang Lang
Mr Patrick le Quement
Ms Deborah Leary OBE
Mr John Leighfield CBE
Dr Ding Yih Liu
Mr Xiao Liu
Mrs Pamela Liversidge
Mr David Lowe
Mr Jeff Lynne
Sir Michael Lyons
M
Dato’Nik Mohamed Mahmood
Mr John Mahoney
Dr Beverly Malone
Ms Patricia Marsh
Mr John Mathers
Mr Jim McCarthy
Mr Paul McDowell
Mr William McGrath
The Rt Rev’d Monsignor Canon J Daniel McHugh
Sir Graham Meldrum CBE OStJ
The Honourable Dennis Merchant
Mr Richard Meredith-Hardy
Mr Andrew Messenger
Mr Frank Mills
Professor Dhruva Mistry CBE
Dame Julie Moore DBE
Dame Yvonne Moores
Dr Joan Sinclair More
Dr William S More
Mr Charles Morgan
Mr Michael Morpurgo OBE
Mr David Mumford
N
Cardinal Vincent Nichols
Mr David Nicholson CBE
Mr Richard Noble
Sir Gulam Noon MBE
O
Ms Erin O’Connor
Mr Bruce Oldfield
Mr Sakari Oramo OBE
Mr David Owen
P
Mr T R Pachamuthu
Ms Susan Parke
Mr Kirit Pathak OBE
Baron Paul of Marylebone in the City of Westminster
Ms Rachel Pierce
Mr Jonathon Porritt OM CBE
Ms Jennie Price
Mr Roger Pringle
Mr Philip Pullman CBE
R
Sir Simon Rattle OM CBE
Mr Adil Ray OBE
Ms Piali Ray OBE
Ms Karin Rehnqvist
Mr Roy Richardson
Ms Yana Richens OBE
Sir Peter Rigby DL
Dame Janet Ritterman DBE
Sir Ken Robinson
Rt Hon the Lord Rooker
S
Mr Paul Sabapathy CBE
Mr Jeremy Sams
The Right Reverend Mark Santer
Dr Benedetto Saraceno
Sir Nicholas Scheele
Mr Mark Selway
The Most Rev’d & Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu
Professor Surinder Sharma
Mr Stephen Shaw
Mr Jon Silverman
Mr Frank Skinner
Professor Jennifer Sleep
Sir Tim Smit
Mr Alan Smith
Mr Phil Smith
Mr Ranjit Sondhi CBE
Rear Admiral Christopher Stanford CB OStJ
Mr Alex Stephenson CBE
Sir Christopher Stone
Mr Bryan Stoten
Mr Andy Street CBE
The Rt Revd John Stroyan
Ms Gisela Stuart MP
Mr Brian Summers MBE
Mr Christopher Swan
T
Professor Laurie Taylor
Mr Rex Tedd QC
Mr Rasik Thakrar
Mr Paul Thandi
Ms Sarah Thane CBE
Sir Mike Tomlinson CBE
Sir John Tooley
Mr John Towers
Mr Thomas Trotter
Sir Mark Tully
Mr Julian Turner
Ms Sue Turner
U-V
Ms Jenny Uglow OBE
The Rt Revd David Urquhart
Mr Graham Vick CBE
W
Mr Derek Waddington OBE JP
Mr Mark Wallinger
Ms Julie Walters CBE
Mr Gok Wan
Mr John Warburton CBE
Mr Bob Warman
Mr Jonathan Watkins
Dr Neslyn Watson-Druée CBE MBE
Dr Timothy Watts DL
Ms Gillian Wearing OBE
Ms Jeanette Webber
Bishop Derek Webley MBE DL
Dame Gillian Weir DBE
Ms Judith Weir CBE
Mr Clive Wilkinson
Ms Toyah Willcox
Mr Anthony Wilson
Ms Dorothy Wilson
Mr James Wilson
Professor Sir David Winkley
Professor Robert Winston
Ms Anne Wood CBE
Mr John Woodward OBE
Mr Barry Wordsworth
Mr Kuldip Singh Wouhra MBE
Y-Z
Ms Salma Yaqoob
Mr W Wing Yip OBE
Mr Benjamin Zephaniah
Sir Bernard Zissman