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Convocation Winter 2019

Key details


  • 12pm – 3pm


  • External


  • Free

Who could attend

  • RCA only


  • Ceremony

The Royal College of Art Winter Convocation takes place at a ceremony in the Royal Geographical Society.

The Royal College of Art Winter Convocation ceremony will see degrees conferred on more than 200 graduands from the class of 2021, at a ceremony in the Royal Geographical Society.

Alongside Graduate Diploma, MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD graduands, honorary degrees will be awarded to individuals in recognition of their significant contribution to arts, culture and industry, both internationally and in the UK. 

The ceremony will be live streamed, for any friends or family unable to attend.

RCA Honorands Winter 2022

Honorary Doctor
David Constantine MBE

Message from the Vice-Chancellor

Congratulations to the 12 Doctoral students, 46 MRes, 112 MA, 4 PgDip and 65 GradDip students graduating from the Royal College of Art.

It’s with great admiration that we celebrate your achievements in a challenging and unconventional climate. The adaptability you have shown is testament to your hard work, resilience and ingenuity, and speaks to our values here at the RCA.

The class of 2022 comes from some 37 countries, reflecting the truly global nature of our community. You are graduating during the 185th anniversary of our founding in 1837, when we were named the Government School of Design, playing your own part in our esteemed history – and vibrant present and future.

You are part of a unique cohort whose skills and practises have developed and been influenced by unprecedented circumstances – and we are very excited to see what you go on to do next. You are a key part of GenerationRCA and a member of an exclusive international network of creative individuals who have shaped, and continue to shape, the world. All of us wish you every success on your chosen path.

We are also proud to confer the degree of Honorary Doctor on David Constantine MBE, co-founder and director of the charity Motivation. An alumnus of the RCA, David has dedicated his life to transforming the lives of people with mobility disabilities around the world. His achievements represent the very best of the RCA.

I wish you all the very best for the future.

Dr Paul Thompson, Vice-Chancellor