The Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon and Dr Jane Goodall were among those to visit Sidney having been bestowed with the University's highest accolade in recognition of their outstanding contributions.

More than four hundred and fifty staff, students, alumni, and Civic Guests watched on as the University’s Chancellor, The Lord Sainsbury of Turville, presided over the Congregation. 

The Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon (Doctor of Law) was one of seven to receive an Honorary Degree. Baroness Lawrence is a campaigner for racial justice and police reform, and founded the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust in 1998 to promote a positive community legacy in their son’s name after he was murdered in a racist attack in South East London. Baroness Lawrence was awarded an OBE in 2003 for services to community relations, and in 2013, was appointed Baroness, and sits on the Labour benches in the House of Lords as a working peer. 

Dr Jane Goodall (Doctor of Science) has become an Honorary Fellow at Newnham College after receiving an Honorary degree. Jane is an ethologist, conservationist and a world expert on the behaviour of chimpanzees. Jane founded the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977 to advance the power of individuals to improve the environment for all living things. In 2002, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Jane to serve as a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

You can discover the full list of recipients on the University of Cambridge website.

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