Frankie Dettori and Richard Madeley to receive awards

Published: 27 September 2011 at 14:52

Anglia Ruskin students will be joined by nine honoraries at Cambridge Corn Exchange

Over 1,900 students from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge will be joined by honoraries from the fields of entertainment, sport, business, art, music and literature as they celebrate their graduation.

The ceremonies, which will be held at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge on 11, 12 and 13 October, will see undergraduate and postgraduate students don ceremonial graduation gowns to mark the formal completion of their degrees. 

The nine honorary awards will be presented during the faculty-themed ceremonies to various individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievements. 

Honorary degrees will be received by leading jockey Frankie Dettori, TV presenter Richard Madeley, businessman and Deputy Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympics Sir Keith Mills, Abcam Chief Executive Dr Jonathan Milner, Ford of Britain Chairman Joe Greenwell, illustrator John Holder, composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, writer Kevin Crossley-Holland and conductor Sadaharu Muramatsu.

Professor Michael Thorne, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin, said:

“These hardworking and determined graduates have done exceptionally well, and will be looking to start or accelerate their careers in an economy which is now, more than ever, looking at academic qualifications as an important precursor to employment.

“We wish them every success in their chosen careers and hope they will be inspired by the stories of our honorary graduates and achieve great things in life.”