The former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales is to
receive an honorary doctorate from the University of
The Rt Hon. The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers will receive an
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws at a graduation ceremony on
Wednesday, February 25 2009.
Three honorary degrees will be presented during graduation,
which takes place at The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton.
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers was Master of the Rolls and
Head of Civil Justice from 2000 to 2005, and was appointed Lord
Chief Justice of England and Wales on 1 October 2005. Three years
later, he was appointed Senior Law Lord, President designate of the
Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
Also set to receive an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws is Rt
Hon. Lord Justice Jacob. Sir Robin Jacob is the President of the
Intellectual Property Institute, Hon. President of the UK branch of
the Licensing Executive Society, and Hon. President of the
Association of Law Teachers.
The third honorary degree will go to Mark Britnell, the Director
General for Commissioning and System Management at the Department
of Health, who will receive an Honorary Degree of Doctor of
Science. Mr Britnell became the Chief Executive of University
Hospital Birmingham in 2000, having joined the trust in 1998 as
Director of Operations. In 2006, he was appointed Chief Executive
of NHS South Central.
Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Geoff Hurd said: “We are
delighted to award honorary degrees to people who have made a
significant contribution to their field. The University is pleased
to recognise the achievements of these three high profile figures,
who have achieved great success in their areas of expertise.”
The University of Wolverhampton hosts graduations in February
and September each year.
For media inquiries, contact Vickie Woodward in the Press Office
on 01902 322736 or 07973 335112.
Date Issued: Friday, 20 February 2009
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