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UCL welcomes 20 new Fellows and Honorary Fellows for 2003 at inauguration

26 June 2003

UCL Fellows and Honorary Fellows were announced at the inauguration ceremony on 14 May 2003.

This year marked the 160th occasion that UCL has honoured those who have achieved distinction in the arts, literature, science or public life.

Twelve former UCL students were awarded Fellowships, including Roger Tomlinson - pioneer of the first integrated Geographic Information System (GIS), Georgina Butler - British Ambassador to Costa Rica, Edwin Glasgow - a distinguished barrister who has worked on many highly publicised cases including the Hillsborough disaster, and Ana Maria Pacheco - one of the finest sculptors in Britain.

The strength of UCL's role in science and medicine was illustrated by the noteworthy accomplishments of the Fellows from these fields, including Brenda Bigland-Ritchie - a physiologist at the forefront of research into neuromuscular mechanisms involved in muscle fatigue, and Professor Mark Pepys - one of Britain's most distinguished clinical scientists and Head of UCL's Department of Medicine.

Honorary Fellows include Lady Fiona Aird - who has worked tirelessly for many years on behalf of UCL in a fundraising and management capacity, Professor Sir Alan Wilson - a world leader in mathematical analysis of urban development, and Professor Carol Black, of UCL's Medical School - whose contributions to medicine have led to her appointment as President of the Royal College of Physicians.

UCL Fellowship recipients 2003:

Brenda Bigland-Ritchie (Physiology 1949; PhD 1969; DSc 1987)
Georgina Butler (Laws 1968), British Ambassador to Costa Rica
Edwin Glasgow (Laws 1967), barrister
Professor James Graham-Campbell (1969-1971)
Professor Michael Harrison (Middlesex 1962)
Professor David Larman (Mathematics 1963; PhD 1965)
Ana Maria Pacheco (Slade School 1975)
Professor Fred Pearce (Chemistry 1967;PhD Biological Chemistry 1971)
Professor Mark Pepys (Medical School 1968)
Professor Charles Rodeck (Anatomy 1966; Medical School 1969; DSc 1991)
Dr Mortimer Sackler (Middlesex 1944)
Dr Roger Tomlinson (PhD Geography 1974)

UCL Honorary Fellowship recipients 2003:

Lady (Fiona) Aird, Chair, League of Friends of the Middlesex Hospital
David Baker, Senior Director, Colliers CRE
Professor Carol Black, President, Royal College of Physicians
Peter Day, Fullerian Professor of Chemistry, Royal Institution of Great Britain
Professor Diana Laurillard, Head, e-Learning Strategy Unit, Department for Education & Skills
Vanessa Lawrence, Director-General and Chief Executive, Ordnance Survey
John North, Professor of History, UCL
Professor Sir Alan Wilson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Leeds.