Professor Richard J Evans, FBA was delighted to hear he will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Literature honoris causa at the University of London's Foundation Day Ceremony on 28 November 2012.
The University presented its first honorary degrees in 1903. Among the recipients were the Prince of Wales (LLD) and the Princess of Wales (DMus), later King George V and Queen Mary. Since then, this accolade has been bestowed on a wide range of distinguished individuals from both the academic and non-academic worlds. Their names are recorded in the Register of Honorary Degrees. Famous signatures include Winston Churchill, Judi Dench, T S Eliot, Margot Fonteyn, Henry Moore, and more recently Dame Alison Richard, former Vice-Chancellor, Cambridge University.