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Mears & Uhlenbroek pick up honorary degrees

10th September 2007

SURVIVAL expert Ray Mears and Chinese cooking legend Ken Hom are collecting honorary degrees from Oxford Brookes University this week.

Mr Mears, famed for surviving in some of the world's toughest terrains, is among eight people being honoured in the university's annual week-long graduation ceremony, which started on Friday. Among them is zoologist and BBC television presenter Charlotte Uhlenbroek.

Other individuals being awarded honorary degrees are designer Chris Wilkinson, Richard Frost, pregnancy expert Miriam Stoppard, journalist Niall Dickson and the Government's chief scientific advisor Sir David King.

Brookes spokesman Kathryn Moore said: "The university awards honorary degrees to people who have accomplished outstanding achievements in their field of work."

4:06pm Sunday 9th September 2007

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