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  • Sebastian Coe

    Sebastian Coe's first international success was on 14 March 14 1977, when he won the 800m at the European Indoor Championships and set a new Commonwealth record.

  • Dr Adam Hart-Davis

    For the public at large, Dr Adam Hart-Davis has become the most popular and understandable face of science and technology, recognisable by many as the presenter on a mountain bike in fluorescent pink and yellow.

  • Dr Reverend Inderjit Bhogal OBE

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  • Zahid Hamid

    Pakistan-born Zahid Hamid, who was educated in Sheffield after arriving there in 1962, has worked to improve community relations across South Yorkshire for 30 years.

  • Richard Dale

    Richard Dale is the creative director of Dangerous Films, a groundbreaking film production company known for producing emotionally complex films about major landmark events.

  • Quentin Thompson

    A profile of Quentin Thompson, a recognised national and international expert in the fields of strategy, policy and the management of higher education who was awarded an honorary degree by Sheffield Hallam University in 2007

  • Professor William Alsop, OBE - Architect

    William Alsop's internationally-acclaimed design for the Peckham Library was just the latest in a series of prestigious projects that he has been involved with as Principal Architect at the international firm Alsop Architects Ltd.

  • Professor Gervase Phinn

    Author, radio and TV personality Gervase Phinn is considered one of Britain's most popular writers and is an acclaimed after dinner speaker.

  • Sir Chris Bonington CBE

    Sir Chris Bonington is Britain's most famous mountaineer and one of the greatest climbers in the world. He has led and taken part in 19 Himalayan expeditions, including four to Everest which he climbed at the age of 50.

  • Vicky Seddon

    Vicky Seddon joined Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1969 as a lecturer in the department of Mathematics and Statistics and stayed with the institution in its various guises until her retirement this year.

The degree of Doctor of the University (D.Univ) is awarded to people who have achieved distinction in the fields of learning, the arts, public life, community service and/or have made a distinctive contribution to Sheffield Hallam University, the city of Sheffield or the region. Nominations are invited annually from the University’s staff, students and Governors; we do not invite nominations from the public.

Sheffield Hallam University has been awarding honorary doctorates since gaining status as a university in 1993; it has been awarding honorary fellowships, based on similar criteria, since 1969.

See below for this year's honorary doctorates or you can also view the archive of honorary awards.

If you would like to find out more about our honorary award recipients, please email our press office.

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