Ben De Lisi

A keen supporter of the University’s Fashion department and has dressed many celebrities from the worlds of TV, music and fashion, with his designs hitting the red carpet. He designs a diffusion line in conjunction with Debenhams called BDL by Ben de Lisi.
Honorary Award Recipient: Doctorate, 14 July 2006.

Sir Malcolm Arnold CBE (1921-2006)

Born in Northampton in 1921, the late Sir Malcolm Arnold made an outstanding contribution to music as one of Britain’s leading composers of the twentieth century. He wrote over a hundred scores for film and television, including the Oscar-winning Bridge on the River Kwai.
Honorary Award Recipient: Doctorate, presented in absentia, July 2006

Andrew Collins

A former writer and features Editor for NME, then Editor for Empire and Q magazines. He presented the Sony award-winning Collins & Maconie’s Hit Parade on Radio 1, as well as being a scriptwriter for the BBC’s Eastenders and Channel 5’s Family Affairs. Northampton born and bred, he is currently film editor for the Radio Times, hosts his own radio show for BBC 6 Music, the Radio 4 comedy show Banter and the Radio 2 comedy show The Day The Music Died.
Honorary award recipient: Fellowship, 11 July 2006

Mr Jonathan Ollivier

Recognised as one of the country’s leading male ballet dancers. He has been nominated twice for the National Dance Awards and has a successful career with the Northern Ballet Theatre.
Honorary Fellowship, 11 July 2006.

Mrs Elizabeth Cracknell

Chairperson of the Joint Validation Board for the College of Occupational Therapists, has previously been Director of Training at the St Andrew’s School of Occupational Therapy and has contributed significantly to the development of the profession of OT in the UK.
Honorary Fellowship, 12 July 2006.

Professor Chelly Halsey

Currently an Emeritus Professor of Nuffield College, is internationally renowned for his scholarly sociological publications and for his direct involvement in the areas of social and educational policy and practice. His recent book addressed the history of sociology in Britain.
Honorary Doctorate, 12 July 2006.

Sir Patrick Walker

Co-Chairman of the North Northants Development Company, was Chairman of The University of Northampton’s Governing Council from 2000-05. His final year, before retirement from the role, saw the achievement of university title and Research Degree Awarding Powers.
Honorary Fellowship, 13 July 2006.

Lord Donoughue (Bernard)

Lord Donoughue has been a leading figure in British politics for over three decades. In 1974, he set up the first No.10 Downing Street Policy Unit at the time of the Wilson Government and in the Blair Government of 1997, he served as Minister of Agriculture.
Honorary Fellowship, 13 July 2006.