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