Honorary awards

His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester

The degree of Doctor of Laws* was conferred ad eundem gradum upon His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester by the Chancellor the Hon Sir William Portus Cullen KCMG at a ceremony held in the Great Hall on 23 November 1934.

The Duke was visiting Australia in 1934 for Victoria's centenary celebrations.

* As there was no provision in the University Act until 1952 for conferring of honorary degrees by the University of Sydney, the University awarded a number of degrees 'ad eundem gradum' - mostly Doctor of Laws - as a mark of special honour. Those who received this award included members of the Royal Family, Governors-General, distinguished soldiers and leaders of industry.

HRH the Duke of Gloucester

His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester passing the Sydney University Regiment before the ceremony, photo, Hood collection, State Library of New South Wales, HA 3546.


Find out more abopt the Duke's visit to the University here.