Our Honorary Graduates for the 2020 Winter graduation ceremonies are below.
Tuesday 14 January
The Rev Dr Inderjit Bhogal OBE (LittD) - 3.30pm ceremony
The Rev Dr Inderjit Bhogal was once a refugee. Despite racism and bullying in his early years he persevered with his education, gaining a first-class degree in theology and becoming a Methodist minister. He promotes interfaith dialogue and supports immigrant communities, most importantly helping to set up the City of Sanctuary movement, which reaches out and welcomes refugees. He was President of the Methodist Conference, received the World Methodist Peace Award and appointed OBE for services to interfaith relations.
Wednesday 15 January
Douglas Chi-Chui Young Young (LittD) - 3.45pm ceremony
Douglas Young (BA Architectural Studies 1986) is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Goods of Desire (G.O.D.) Ltd, the multi-award-winning lifestyle and retail brand based in his native Hong Kong. He is a leading voice on design, the arts, creativity and entrepreneurship in the city, promoting the development of a distinctive Hong Kong style that marries traditional design with contemporary flair. He actively encourages the next generation of designers to draw inspiration from their thriving culture.
Thursday 16 January
Jackie Hunter CBE (DSc) - 12.15pm ceremony
Jackie Hunter is a pioneer in the bioscience research sector. She is a Board Director of BenevolentAI and the Chief Executive of its Clinical and Strategic Partnerships, leading the company’s use of artificial intelligence to enable new drugs to be discovered. She is also a Visiting Professor of Life Sciences at Imperial College London, holds a personal chair from St George’s Hospital Medical School, and is a former Chief Executive of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.
Friday 17 January
George Ergatoudis (DMus) - 3.45pm ceremony
George Ergatoudis (BA Architectural Studies 1986) is one of the most influential and highly respected figures in the British music industry. He joined Apple UK & Ireland as Head of Music in 2018, following successful appointments as Head of Music Culture, International at Spotify and Head of Music at BBC Radio 1. He is credited with championing major new talent throughout his career, including Dizzee Rascal, Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding, The 1975 and Adele.