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Honorary Degrees and Graduands

Since 1695, the University of Edinburgh has awarded some 2,700 Honorary Degrees to people of the very highest distinction in their fields and who also have a strong connection with the university and its subject-areas. Honorary graduates are proposed by subject-areas and Schools and their degrees presented as part of the annual cycle of degree ceremonies. 

Edinburgh Sociology has been very fortunate in a number of Honorary Degrees having been awarded in recent years to sociologists of international distinction and world-wide reputation. Information about them and their achievements can be found on the pages below:

Ann Oakley (July 2013)

Gita Sen (July 2014)

Dorothy Smith (July 2014)

Howard Becker (November 2014)

Honorary Degree Ceremonies

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