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Honorary awards

  • John Mann

    A profile of John Mann, who was awarded an honarary doctorate at Sheffield Hallam University in 1980 for his contributions to UK education.

  • James Toseland

    Doncaster-born motorcycle racer James Toseland became World Superbike Champion at just 23 and has been collecting titles since the age of 15.

  • Ian Sharratt

    Ian, an award winning architect, has had a distinguished career which began in 1976 when he joined the practice of Michael Hopkins and Partners.

  • Gurinder Chadha

    Credited with bringing Bollywood colour to the British screen, Gurinder Chadha has earned herself numerous accolades and international success.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Steve Cram MBE - former athlete and Chair of the English Institute for Sport

    Steve Cram is widely acknowledged as one of the most successful middle distance athletes of all time, breaking world records at 1500m, 2000m and a mile within 19 days in 1985.

  • Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS Astronomer

    As an astronomer with a keen interest in communicating his knowledge and enthusiasm, Sir Patrick Moore has been credited with having done more work than anyone else to raise the profile and understanding of astronomy in Britain.

  • John Taylor

    John Taylor, former principal of Sheffield College and interim principal at Doncaster College, is known for his strong management skills and ability to turn around organisations in crisis.

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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