Sir Josiah Stamp
The honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred upon Sir Josiah Stamp by the Chancellor Mr Justice Halse Rogers at the ceremony held in the Great Hall on 2 February 1938 in the presence of a distinguished gathering.
Sir Joseph was an economist, a Director of the Bank of England and Chairman of the London Midland and Scottish Railway, and was visiting Sydney for the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Foundation of Australia.
The Earl de la Warr, Dr Hugh Dalton and Dame Maria Ogilvie were also awarded honorary degrees at this ceremony.
Sir Josiah presented to the Chancellor a copy of the diary of Surgeon-General John White who accompanied Captain Arthur Phillip to Australia. The book was to be presented to the New England University College at Armidale.
After the ceremony, Sir Josiah took cinematograph pictures of his colleagues in the Quadrangle.