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Honorary graduates


Baroness Cox of Queensbury

Doctor of Laws (2011)

Baroness Cox is a highly distinguished human rights campaigner and advocate whose international work has been recognised by numerous awards.

Formerly a nurse and academic, she was created a peer in 1982 and served as a Deputy Speaker in the House of Lords for 20 years.

Baroness Cox was founding Chancellor of Bournemouth University from 1992 to 2001.

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Clive Stafford Smith

Doctor of Laws (2011)

Clive Stafford Smith is a lawyer and defender of human rights who has worked for many years in the USA on behalf of prisoners facing the death penalty, and those detained at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere.

He has also played a leading role in exposing the use of torture and ‘extraordinary rendition’.

He is founder and UK Director of the international charity Reprieve.

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The Rt Hon The Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

Doctor of Laws (2010)

Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury is Master of the Rolls. As President of the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal and Head of Civil Justice he holds the second most senior office in the judiciary of England and Wales.

Previously he was a Lord of Appeal and, before that, a High Court Judge and then a member of the Court of Appeal.

Lord Neuberger is also a Privy Councillor.

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