Honorary awards

There was no provision before 1951 for conferring of honorary degrees by the University of Sydney. A small number of University of Sydney ad eundem degrees were conferred in lieu of honorary degrees. In general the degree of Doctor of Laws ad eundem gradum was conferred in this capacity upon members of the Royal Family, Governors-General, distinguished soldiers and leaders of industry ... see full list.

Gallery to 1950

The following photos are of some of the ad eundem degree conferrals to 1951.


1920

HRH the Prince of Wales

Captain Allen, President of the Undergraduates Association, reading an address in June 1920 to HRH the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII), on whom the degree of Doctor of Laws ad eundem gradum had been conferred in the Great Hall, photo, University of Sydney Archives ... more.

1927

His Royal Highness the Duke of York

His Royal Highness the Duke of York (later King George VI) on whom the degree of Doctor of Laws ad eundem gradum was conferred at a ceremony held on 29 March 1927 in the Great Hall, photo, Hood Collection, State Library of New South Wales, HA 6634 ... more.

1934

HRH

His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester (third from the left) on whom the degree of Doctor of Laws ad eundem gradum was conferred at a ceremony held on 23 November 1934, photo, Hood Collection, State Library of New South Wales, HA 3547 ... more.

1938

Lord Nuffield

Sir Percival Halse Rogers, Chancellor 1936-41, with Viscount Nuffield, on whom the degree of Doctor of Laws ad eundem gradum was conferred on 21 February 1938, photo, Hood Collection, State Library of New South Wales.

1951

The Right Hon Viscount Jowitt, Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn & Dr Erwin Griswold

The Rt Hon Viscount Jowitt (Lord High Chancellor of England), and Dr Erwin Griswold (Dean, Harvard Law School), on whom the degree of Doctor of Laws ad eundem gradum was conferred on 16 August 1951, with Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn centre, photo, University Archives.