Honorary awards

Dr Grace Warren

The honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine was conferred upon Dr Grace Warren by the Chancellor Sir Hermann Black at a special conferring of degrees ceremony held at 6.00pm on Thursday 2 May 1985 which celebrated the centenary of the first graduations by women at the University of Sydney.

The other four women awarded honorary degrees at the ceremony were Miss Helen Elizabeth (Betty) Archdale, Dr Margaret Mulvey, Ms Edna Ryan and Justice Elizabeth Evatt.

The five women who received honorary degrees.

The five women who received honorary degrees: from left to right, Dr Margaret Mulvey, Ms Edna Ryan, Miss Betty Archdale, Dr Grace Warren and Justice Elizabeth Evatt, photo, 'The University of Sydney News' 21 May 1985, University Archives.


Dr Warren is internationally known for the special techniques she originally developed in Asia for reconstructive surgery for the effects of leprosy. She lectures on and demonstrates them to medical students and doctors at the Department of Surgery, as well as to many in Asia and Europe.

From 'The University of Sydney News', 30 April 1985