Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Law

21 July 2014 | Sarah Redhead

Lord Dyson receives his honorary degree

Lord Dyson receives his honorary degree

Lord Dyson is pictured receiving his honorary degree from Chancellor the Rt Hon Lord Bragg

Every year, the University of Leeds confers honorary degrees on people who have made a significant contribution to society.

Every year, the University of Leeds confers honorary degrees on people who have made a significant contribution to society. All of the recipients are distinguished by their outstanding achievements in their fields, which this year includes law, medicine, environmental studies, composing and acting.

This year Lord John Dyson was amongst those honoured by the University. Lord Dyson is Master of the Rolls, the second most senior judicial post in England and Wales. Born and raised in Leeds, and a graduate of Leeds Grammar School, Lord Dyson maintains strong links with the region. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws.

Other recipients this year include actor Sir Patrick Stewart and polar explorer Professor Jane Francis. Find out more about all recipients.

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