Sign in: Staff/Students
The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, is one of four esteemed figures to receive honorary degrees from the University of Liverpool this week.
He was honoured at the Liverpool ceremony today for his services to public life in Ireland and his life-long campaign for improving human rights and promoting peace.
President Higgins was inaugurated as ninth President of Ireland in 2011. A passionate political voice, he has also served as Ireland’s first Minister for the Arts. In 1992, he was the first recipient of the Seán MacBride Peace Prize, in recognition of his work for peace and justice in many parts of the world.
Honorary graduates this week also include the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby; Presiding Judge of the North Eastern Circuit, The Honourable Mr Justice Globe; and Príncipe de Asturias Professor of Contemporary Spanish History at the London School of Economics, Paul Preston.
The honorary degrees are conferred during a week of ceremonies at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, in which more than 4,000 students will graduate.
You must be logged in to post a comment.
All recent news
New UK coronavirus measures introduced
Obituary: Dr Stephan Pfaffenzeller
Analysis reveals impact of poverty and family adversity on adolescent health
£1.6m study aims to understand why COVID-19 vaccines can lead to rare instances of blood clotting with low platelets
Arrangements for industrial action 1 – 3 December
Persistent poverty and/or persistent poor parental mental health affects over four in ten children in UK today, @LivUni-led analysis finds ➡️ https://bit.ly/3xButtM
£1.6m programme led by @MPUoL seeks to understand the very rare, but very serious, condition of blood clotting with low platelets in the general population, in #COVID19 infection & potentially following vaccination ➡️ https://bit.ly/3o5GtR1
Professor Tom Solomon, Director of the UK’s Emerging Infections Research Unit tells #BBCBreakfast more cases of Omicron are expected to be found in the UK.
Six more cases of the new coronavirus variant have been identified in Scotland.