Honorary awards

Emeritus Professor Alexander Cambitoglou

Emeritus Professor Alexander Cambitoglou became the fourth person in the University of Sydney's history to receive the prestigious title, Doctor of the University, during a Faculty of Arts graduation ceremony on 27 March 1991.

Emeritus Professor Alexander Cambitoglou and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Don McNicol

Emeritus Professor Alexander Cambitoglou, right, with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Don, photo, 'The University of Sydney News', 9 April 1991.


Presenting the award, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Don McNicol, said it was reserved for 'those few and exceptional individuals whose work has substantially enhanced the reputation of the University'.

Previous recipients include the former Vice-Chancellor, the late Professor John Ward, and the former Chancellor, the late Sir Hermann Black.

Professor Cambitoglou had made outstanding contributions to archaeology. These, said Professor McNicol, included his establishment of the Australian Archaeological Institute in Athens, his efforts in rejuvenating the Nicholson Museum, as well as annual field studies in Greece.

Professor Cambitoglou moved to the University of Sydney in 1961 after a distinguished overseas career. He was appointed the Foundation Arthur and Renee George Professor of Classical Archaeology in 1978, and held the position until his retirement in 1989.

From 'The University of Sydney News', 9 April 1991