Students Staff

22 July 2014

Watch our Honorary Graduates on Vimeo

Our incredible Honorary Graduates have been sharing their thoughts about the University of Essex on our Vimeo channel and offering some tips to our graduates after receiving their honorary degrees at Graduation 2014.

This year, several Honorary Graduates were Essex alumni who have gone on to do incredible things since graduating. Our Honorary Graduates were chosen as they shared Essex values of pushing boundaries and challenging convention or for making an outstanding contribution to the work of the University.

This year's Honorary Graduates were: Dr John Ashdown-Hill, Lord Currie of Marylebone, John Elkington, Martha Lane Fox, Dr Jan Pinkava, Professor Colin Riordan and Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury.

Martha Lane Fox: Entrepreneur and Digital Champion

Dr Jan Pinkava: Oscar winning film-maker and creator and co-director of Ratatouille

Dr John Ashdown-Hill: The historian who helped find the last resting place of Richard III

Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury: First female Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament

John Elkington: Key thinker on corporate responsibility and sustainable development

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