Honorary awards

Emeritus Professor Robert Hanbury Brown

The honorary degree of Doctor of Science was conferred upon Emeritus Professor Robert Hanbury Brown at a degree conferring ceremony held on 17 March 1984 in the Great Hall.

Emeritus Professor Robert Hanbury Brown, the Vice-Chancellor Professor John Ward and Mr Alexander Bo

Emeritus Professor Robert Hanbury Brown (left) and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Ward, photo, 'The Gazette', June 1984, University Archives.

Report

Professor Hanbury Brown, who held the Chair of Physics (Astronomy) from 1964 to 1981, was referred to by the Vice-Chancellor Professor John Ward as 'among the greatest of the many distinguished scientists who have worked in this University'.

From The Gazette, June 1984