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Sir Ridley Scott Receives his Honorary Doctorate from Provost Sir James Dyson at Convocation, 2015.

The conferral of these honours provides an opportunity for the College to acknowledge exceptional accomplishment. Such recognition is given to persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the achievement of the College’s mission, to scholarship or professional practice in one or more disciplines or professions of interest to the College, to the advancement of society in the UK or overseas or to the life and objectives of the University.
 When Members of Council are requested to give recommendations they are required to bear in mind the following criteria:

Honorary Doctors: their work should be held in world-wide esteem, and they should have brought distinction to their chosen discipline

Senior Fellows: through their work they have proved to be distinguished friends of the College


Honorary Fellows: either friends of the College, or retiring members of staff whose contributions have greatly benefited the College

Fellows: existing members of staff whose contributions have greatly benefited the College
.

Details are given here of honours awarded at the College's annual convocation ceremony, including Professors Emeritus.

Honorands

2022

Archie Boston Jr

David Constantine MBE

Marc Newson CBE

Baroness Rebuck

2021

Robert Del Naja

Dame Magdalene Odundo DBE

2020

Sir Frank Bowling OBE RA

Asif Kapadia

Bridget Riley CH CBE

2019

Professor Sonja Boyce OBE

Irma Boom

Alison Britton OBE

2018

Dr Sue Black OBE

Siobhan Davies CBE

Peter Gabriel  

2017

Tim Brown

J Mays

Frances Morris 

2016

Margaret Calvert 

Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron

Hito Steyerl

Professor Jeremy Myerson

Lady Hamlyn

2015

Ridley Scott

Luc Tuymans

2014

Paola Antonelli

Alber Elbaz

Grayson Perry CBE

2013

Christopher Bailey

Eva Jiricná

Faith Ringgold

Cindy Sherman

2012

Thomas Demand

Thomas Heatherwick

Professor Tony Hunt

Kazuyo Sejima

2011 

Dr Junichi Arai

Rineke Dijkstra

Bernard Tschumi

Jan van Toorn

2010

Rolf Fehlbaum

William Kentridge

Professor Simon Schama

Yinka Shonibare

2009

Tony Cragg

Professor Sir Christopher Frayling

Jonathan Ive

2008

Sir Jonathan Miller

Paula Rego

Dame Vivienne Westwood

2007

Tracey Emin

Brian Eno

Peter Schreyer

2006

Nick Park CBE

Ingo Maurer

2005

Jun Kaneko

2004

Zaha Hadid

Bill Viola

Marina Warner

2003

Laurie Anderson

Professor Stuart Hall

Jack Lenor Larsen

2002

Jean Nouvel

Sergio Pininfarina

James Turrell

2001

Eve Arnold

Manolo Blahnik

Professor Quentin Blake

2000

Gordon Baldwin

Jack Cardiff

James Dyson

Miuccia Prada

1999

Sir David Attenborough

David Mellor

1998

Sir Peter Blake

Dr William Brown

Ken Loach

1997

Rei Kawakubo

Ellsworth Kelly

Martin Scorsese

Hans Wegner

1996

Sir Terence Conran

Claes Oldenburg

Charlotte Perriand

1995

Ken Adam

Milton Glaser

1994

Sir Anthony Caro

Sir Michael Hopkins

Stanislav Libensky

Freddie Young

1993

Jack Lang

Roy Lichtenstein

Issey Miyake

1992

David Hockney

Sir Kenneth MacMillan

John Sculley

1991

Giorgio Armani

Lord Norman Foster

R B Kitaj

David Lynch

Dieter Rams

1990

Anni Albers

Roy Boulting

1989

Richard Avedon

Erte

Terry Gilliam

Jean Tinguely

1988

Sir Jeremy Isaacs

Saul Steinberg

Eva Zeisel

1987

Achille Castiglione

Susie Cooper

Umberto Eco

Patrick Heron

Michael Powell

1986

Sir Edward Hulton

Zandra Rhodes

Lord Rogers

1985

Kenneth Grange

Sir David Lean

1984

Giorgetto Giugiaro

Sir Ernst Gombrich

1983

Kaj Franck

André Kertész

1982

Roberto Burle-Marx

Michael Cardew

Elisabeth Frink

Karl Gunnar Pontus Hulten

Raymond Loewy

1981

Jean Muir

Antoni Tàpies

1980

Colin Chapman

1979

Milner Gray

Professor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

James Stirling

1978

Robin Campbell

Joris Ivens

Roberto Matta

Lord Reilly

1977

Bill Brandt

André François

Sir Anthony Lousada

1976

Ernestine Carter

Kenneth Martin

Sir Robert Sainsbury

1975

Sir Hugh Casson

Jack Pritchard

William Scott

Sir John Summerson

1974

Magdalena Abakanowicz

H L Beales

Robert Goodden

Satyajit Ray

1973

Shoji Hamada

Berthold Lubetkin

Sir John Pope-Hennessey

1972

Bernard Leach

Sir Duncan Oppenheim

Lilian Somerville

1971

Sir Robin Darwin

Giacomo Manzu

Benedict Nicolson

Jean Renoir

Tapio Wirkkala

1970

Edward Bawden

Duncan Grant

Max Nicholson

John Osborne

Andrew Ritchie

Ettore Sottsass

1969

Kenneth Armitage

Rodrigo Moynihan

José de Azeredo Perdigão

Lucie Rie

Michael Scott

Joseph Svoboda

1968

Sir Misha Black

Sir Christopher Cockerell

Victor Pasmore

Gio Ponti

Berthold Wolpe

1967

Sir Colin Anderson

René Clair

Naum Gabo

Henry Moore

Alex Moulton

HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Lord Robbins

Timo Sarpaneva


Honorary Fellows are either friends of the College, or retiring members of staff whose contributions have greatly benefited the College.

2022

Phil Harvey

Kai-Lu Hsiung

Caragh Merrick

Tom Van Oss

2021

Mark Esiri

Lady Ritblat OBE

2019

Professor Ricky Burdett CBE
Robert Careless
Bracken Darrell
Professor Paul Freemont 
Dr Louise Kiesling
Dame Marjorie Scardino 

2018

Dinah Casson
Judith Hall
Professor Hiroshi Kashiwagi
Ben Kelly
Stephen Rockman
Kinya Tagawa

2017

Andrew Bolton
Aaron Cezar
Dame Vivien Duffield DBE
Dr David Good
Dr Joanna Kennedy OBE
Paul Priestman
Vanessa Rolf
Cathy Turner

2016

Derek Boshier
Don Tae Lee
Guy Weston

2015

Simon Foxton
Sarah Griffin
Peter Longfellow
Colum Lowe
Sarah Miller
Rohan Silva
Aitor Throup

2014

Margaret Hickish
Robert Lane
Dr Victor Lo
Sarah Mower
Sue Osborn
Anne Toomey

2013

Dr Glenn Adamson
Nick Hedley
Karen Nicol
Professor Peter Siddell
Ralph Turner
Julie Verhoeven
Nelson Woo

2012

Reginne Debatty
David Gann
David Kester
Yanki  Lee
Pam Martin
Theresa Sackler
Alan Tye
Philippa Watkins

2011

Dr Christopher Breward
Eileen Cooper
Grant Gibson
Lee Grandjean
Lord Jonathan Kestenbaum
Beverley Saunders
Alan Selby
Juliet Thorp

2010

Peter Allen
Janice Blackburn
Ben Evans
Okwui Enwezor
Garry Philpott
Professor Dale Russell
Antonella de Simone
Graça Tavares de Almeida
Alice Temperley

2009

Victoria Conran
Catherine Mitchell
George Kessler
Graham Lawson
Richard Rome
Malcolm Shirley
Bob Tipper
Martha Turinas-James

2008

Henrietta Goodden
Hugh Gordon
Colin Henry
Corinne Julius
Andrew Nahum
Gill Nock
Professor Christopher Orr
Gillian Plummer

2007

Sebastian Conran
Penny Egan 
Bill Green 
Lynda Relph-Knight
Carolyn Sargentson 
Auriol Stevens

2006

Jane Dillon
Richard Doust
Kim Evans
Teresa Gleadowe
Dorothy Hogg
Alan Kitching
Sue Timney

2005

Dr Christopher Bridgett
Spencer Childs
Tim Molloy
Jan Murton
Mary Restieaux
Alison Richmond
Moria Tait

2004

Professor Bruce Brown
Miss Lilian Dodd
Ms Bobby Gill
Dr Roger Hibberd
Mr Hirofumi Kurino
Mr Roger Law
Mr Martin Layton
Ms Joanna Quinn
Dr Louise Taylor

2003

Christopher Bailey
Chris Beetles
Serenella Ciclitira
Dr Paul Ewing
John Hewitt
Barbara Rae

2002

Iwona Blazwick
David Ciclitira
Alan Crawford
Anthony Hendley
Diana Tammes
Nigel Wood

2001

David Bennington
Sheilagh Brown
Anne George
Michael Heindorff
James Hogan
Professor Rees Rawlings 

2000

Cyril Frankel
Professor Paul Huxley
Mary Mullin
Professor James Park
Professor Penny Sparke
Martin Spink
Dr Paul Thompson

1999

Marjorie Althorpe-Guyton
David Constantine
Lord Evans
Lady Amabel Lindsay
Simon Relph
Dirk van Dooren

1998

Julian Harrison
Judith Nesbitt
Michael Perry
Frances Spalding
Anne Tyrrell
Guy Wrightson
John Murphy

1997

Peta Levi
Lady Lewinton
Gerald Margolis
Beatrix Miller
Tim Miller
Julia Peyton Jones
Anthony Powell
Floris van den Broecke

1996

Garth Clark
Inge Cordsen
Alf Dunn
Delfina Entrecanales
Professor Gillian Naylor
Professor John Norris Wood
John Steer
Susan Kasen Summer

1995

Patricia Belford
Wilfred Cass
Mary Farmer
Dennis Gatland
Donald Smith
Harry Streets
Alan Tilbury

1994

Adrian Berg
Félix S Brunau
Li Edelkoort
Laurence Gane
Monica Seymour
Yr jo Sotamaa
Richard Taylor

1993

Helen Auty
Manuel Costa Cabral
Mark Fisher
Tricia Guild
Norbert Lynton
James Roddis
David Shah
John Styles

1992

Zeev Aram
Jonathan Ashley Smith
Nigel Chapman
Alan Couldridge
David Dalziel

1991

Alan Borg
Kevin Coates
Tissa Ranasinghe
Barry Robinson
Charles Saumarez Smith
Julius Scholfield

1990

Fred Allen
John Bury
Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll
Joseph Ettedgui
Rodney Fitch
Lord Gavron
Eizi Hayashi
Eva Jiricna
Bruce Oldfield

1989

Joan Bakewell
John Chambers
Sir Philip Dowson
Michael Foreman
Harry Greenaway
Professor Betty Jackson
Fiona McCarthy
Peter Murray
Helen Robinson
John Stolworthy
Heathcote Williams
Rosemary Wilson

1988

Fred Daden
Janet Daley
Rodney Kinsman
Robert Minkin
William Packer
Naomi Sargant
Leonard Wingfield

1987

Basil Alkazzi
Brian Cooper
Sir Neil Cossons
Michael Frye
John Golding

1986

Derek Birdsall
Russell Brown
Sir Anthony Caro
Peter de Francia
Professor Frank Height
Peter Kardia
Audrey Levy
Alexander Reid
Su Rogers

1985

Douglas Coyne
Robert Heritage
John Miller

1984

Martin Hunt
Ray Leigh
John Lowe
David Mlinaric
John Read
Sir Norman Rosenthal
Brian Tattersfield
James Trimble
Alan Yentob

1983

Harry Denyer
Sam Herman
Vico Magistretti

1982

Denis Hayes
Alan Irvine

1981

Sir Peter Blake
David Gentleman
Jean Southwood

1980

John Barnicoat
Siri Blakstad
Peter Byrom
Bernard Myers
Cob Stenham

1979

Oliver Makower
Lady Bessborough

1978

Dominic deGrunne
Martin Hardingham
Stuart Hood
Leonard Rosoman

1977

Val Drumm

1975

Nicholas Frewing

1974

Ronald Carter
Robert Goodden
David Pye

1972

Robert Welch

1971

Dosia Verney

1968

John Drummond
Lawrence Lee
Keith New

1966

David Mellor

1962

HT Cadbury-Brown

2016

Charles Allen-Jones

Professor Adrian Forty

Orla Kiely

Professor Tadanori Nagasawa

2015

Sir Neil Cossons

2014

Celia Birtwell CBE

Eric Hagman CBE

Sir Mark Jones 

2013

Asif Kapadia

Robin Levien

2012

Sir Idris Pearce

Edmund de Waal

2011

Sheilagh Brown

Sandy Nairne

John Thackara

2010

Ken Garland

Colin McDowell

Matilda McQuaid

2009

Elsbeth Juda

Jan Svankmajer

Michael Wolff

2008

Tord Boontje

David Constantine

Julia Peyton-Jones

Oliver Stocken

2007

David Adjaye

Ian Hay Davison

Chris Smith

Deyan Sudjic

2006

Paola Antonelli

Brian Godbold

Mark Haworth-Booth

Wendy Ramshaw

Matthew Slotover

2005

Basil H Alkazzi

Charles Jencks

Richard Seymour

Professor Ann Sutton

2004

Thomas Heatherwick

David Hillman

Janet Ritterman

2003

Professor Peter Cook

John Drane

Sir Brian Fender

Tatjana Marsden

2002

Alice Rawsthorn

Philip Treacy

Daniel Weil

2001

Gavin Bocquet

Margaret Calvert

Gillian Crampton Smith

Paul Langford

Helen Robinson

2000

Norman Ackroyd

Professor David Hamilton

Bryan Robertson

1999

John Bellany

Lucienne Day

Suzy Menkes-Spanier

Joseph Studholme

1998

Graham Hughes

Rosamind Julius

1997

Sir Michael Butler

Nick Butler

David Liddle

Fiona MacCarthy

1996

Gillian Ayres

Martin Hunt

Anthony Jones

Vico Magistretti

Sir Nicholas Serota

1995

David Carter

Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll

Elizabeth Fritsch

Bryan Kneale

1994

Ron Carter

Angela Flowers

Lady Hamlyn

1993

Alberto Alessi

Patrick Caulfield

Sir Edmund Happold

Derek Jarman

Leslie Waddington

1992

Sir Eric Ash

Frank Guille

Professor John Hedgecoe

Bill Moggridge

Sir Alastair Pilkington

Lord Rothschild

Vivienne Westwood

Richard Williams

1991

Alan Davie

Robin Day

Sir Nicholas Goodison

Mary Quant

Sir Denis Rooke

David Sylvester

Robin Wade

1990

Terence Altham

Sir Alan Bowness

Carl Giles

Robert Hughes

Professor Phillip King

Lord Queensberry

Sir Jocelyn Stevens

1989

Alan Fletcher

Bob Godfrey

Paula Rego

Alexander Reid

Michael Rothenstein

Michael Samuelson

1988

Professor Quentin Blake

Joanne Brogden

Fleur Cowles

George Davies

John Halas

F H K Henrion

Sir Denis Mahon

1987

Lord Brooke

Len Deighton

Sir John Egan

Sir Hugh Ford

James Gardner

The Rt Hon The Earl of Gowrie

David Kindersley

Enid Marx

John Piper

1986

G B R Feilden

The Earl of Snowdon

Charles Suckling

Julian Trevelyan

Dame Margaret Weston

1985

Sir Roger de Grey

Muriel Pemberton

Sir David Piper

David Pye

Sir Ridley Scott

1984

HRH The Duke of Gloucester

Philip Popham

Carel Weight

1983

Lord Flowers

Sir Roy Strong

1982

Peter Byrom

1981

Robert Goodden

Professor Richard Guyatt

1980

Lady Margaret Casson

Sir Huw Wheldon

1979

Sir Hugh Casson

1978

Lord Esher

1976

John Crittall

Dosia Verney

1974

Lord Howard of Henderskelfe

1973

Sir Michael Cary

1972

Lord Reilly

1971

Sir Robin Darwin

Milner Gray

Stewart Mason

1970

Edgar Anstey

Lord Goodman

Barbara Hepworth

1969

Sir Michael Balcon

Hans P Juda

J R P Moon

1968

Lord Jackson of Burnley

Alfred Whitaker

1967

Sir Anthony Lousada

1966

Sir Philip Hendy

Sir Barnes Wallis

1965

Edward Le Bas

Sir Roland Penrose

1964

E M Forster

Lord Menuhin

1963

Sir William Coldstream

1962

Rt Hon The Viscount Eccles

Sir Herbert Read

1961

Lord Redcliffe-Maud

Sir Duncan Oppenheim

1960

Sir Gordon Russell

1959

Augustus John

1958

Arthur A Houghton, Jr

1956

Sir Colin Anderson

Sir Jacob Epstein

Hon Josiah Wedgwood

1955

HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

1954

Lord Clark of Saltwood

1952

P H Jowett

Henry Moore

1950

Alvar Aalto

Stanley Morison

Sir Charles Tennyson

Fellows are existing members of staff whose contributions have greatly benefited the College
.

Mike Alexander

Professor Paul Anderson

Felicity Aylieff

Professor Naren Barfield

Emma Bayne

Jo-Anne Bichard

David Blamey

John Bound

Alison Britton

Jenny Brown

Mark Byrne

Daniel Charny

Sheila Clark

Padraig Coogan

David Crowley

Nadia Danhash

Kate Davis

Denise de Cordova

Dr Catherine Dormor

Margaret Durkan

Dr Chantal Faust

John Gallally

Rama Gheerawo

Professor Dale Harrow

Ian Higgins

Heather Holford

Peter Kennard

Teresa Kosmider

Dr Adrian Lahoud

Brigitte Lelievre

Dr Nick de Leon

Roger Lewis

Yve Lomax

Martina Margetts

Len Massey

Ed Matthews

Darlene Maxwell

Chris McGinley

Chris Mitchell

Pam McDonald

Karen Nicol

Tim Olden

Maria Ohlson

Lesley O’Reilly

Gary Parker

Maybelle Peters 

Abid Qayum

Qona Rankin

Octavia Reeve

Michelle Richards

Professor Olivier Richon

Freddie Robins

Michael Rowe

Carolyn Runcie

Kay Sandford Beal

Corinne Smith

Dr Amanda Spencer

Lewin St Cyr

Stefan Stefanou

Professor Jo Stockham

Professor Hans Stofer

Tim Stroud

Professor Teal Triggs

Michael Turco

Dr Emma Wakelin

Dr Kevin Walker

Tim Webb

Tristan Webber

Jeff Willis

Hermione Wiltshire

Jon Wozencroft

Professor Victoria Walsh

Pauline Watkins

Alex Watt

Amanda White 

2021

Professor Jeremy Myerson

2018

David Rayson

2015

Clare Johnston

Martin Smith

2014

Wendy Dagworthy OBE

Andrzej Klimowski

2011 

Nigel Coates

Alan Cummings

2010

Dan Fern

2009

Ron Arad

Sir Christopher Frayling

David Watkins

Glynn Williams

2008

Roger Coleman

2000

David Hamilton

1998

Paul Huxley

1994

John Hedgecoe

1990

Phillip King

1988

Bruce Archer

1986

Frank Height

1981

Richard Guyatt

1980

Bernard Meadows