Honorary awards

The Right Honourable Alexander Robertus, Baron Todd of Trumpington

The degree of Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) was conferred upon The Right Honourable Alexander Robertus, Baron Todd of Trumpington, at the ceremony of conferring of degrees held in the Senate Room at the University on Wednesday, 21 August 1963.

Lord Todd was attending the Tenth Quinquennial Congress of the Association of Commonwealth Universities held in Sydney.


The Right Honourable the Lord Todd of Trumpington has been Professor of Organic Chemistry in the University of Cambridge since 1944. He has also been Master of Christ College, Cambridge, since 1963, and is the first Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

He holds the clegrees of DSc from the University of Glasgow; DPhil from the University of Oxford; MA from the University of Cambridge; Dr.phil.nat. from the University of Frankfurt; and honorary degrees from many other universities. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1942; he is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chemistry; and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1957. He was Chairman of the Royal Commission on Medical Education in 1965. He was created a Life Peer in 1962.

From The Gazette, March 1963