Honorary awards

The Right Honourable Viscount Jowitt

The degree of Doctor of Laws* was conferred ad eundem gradum upon the Lord High Chancellor of Britain, the Right Honourable Viscount Jowitt by the Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn on 16 August 1951.

Viscount Jowitt obtained the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford and the degree of Doctor of Laws from the Universities of Columbia, Chicago, Toronto and New York. He was a member of His Majesty 's Privy Council and Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.

He was visiting Australia for the seventh Legal Convention of the Law Council.

* 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.

Viscount Jowitt

The Rt Hon Viscount Jowitt (on left) and Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn, photo, University of Sydney Archives.