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Design, science, engineering and sport among Heriot-Watt honorary degrees
Dr M R Sarangapani Reddy, Quentin Cooper and Robert Peston were among the 2010 Heriot-Watt honorary graduates

The founder of Biba, leading journalists and broadcasters, top academics and Britain's only 10th Dan judo expert all feature among the 2010 Heriot-Watt honorary graduates.

Barbara Hulanicki

Barbara Hulanicki, designer and founder of Biba, was awarded a Doctorate of Lettters in recognition of her outstanding contribution to fashion, textile and interior design over the course of a highly influential career.

Dr M R Sarangapani Reddy

Dr M R Sarangapani Reddy, Chairman of Eikon International Holding, was awarded a Doctorate of the University in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of business and education internationally.

Lawrie Haynes

Lawrie Haynes, leading engineering industrialist, was awarded a Doctorate of Engineering in recognition of his distinguished career and his outstanding contribution, through leadership and expertise in project and safety management, to industry and to public services.

Quentin Cooper

Quentin Cooper, leading science journalist and broadcaster, was awarded a Doctorate of Science in recognition of his services to journalism and for his significant contribution to the promotion of public understanding of, and engagement with, science and environmental issues.

Professor Jeremy Peat

Professor Jeremy Peat, economist and Director of the David Hume Institute, was awarded a Doctorate of Letters in recognition of his distinguished and influential career as an economist, his contribution to economics education at Heriot-Watt University, and for services to public policy and governance.

Robert Peston

Robert Peston, award winning economics journalist, broadcaster and author, was awarded a Doctorate of Letters in recognition of his outstanding contribution, throughout a distinguished and influential career, to business journalism and broadcasting.

Professor Alastair Gillespie

Professor Alastair Gillespie, former Head of the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, was awarded a Doctorate of Science in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international research in the field of mathematics and, through leadership and influence within the academic community, to the advancement of mathematics in the UK.

George Kerr

George Kerr, British Judo Association President and 10th Dan, was awarded a Doctorate of the University in recognition of services to, and achievement of excellence in, the sport of Judo.

Dr Jeremy Leggett

Dr Jeremy Leggett, environmental campaigner and founder and chairman of Solar Century, was awarded a Doctorate of Engineering in recognition of his distinguished career and his outstanding entrepreneurial contribution to the energy industry including the development and promotion of renewable energy sources.

Professor Sir Peter Knight

Professor Sir Peter Knight, distinguished optical physicist and Deputy Rector of Imperial college, was awarded a Doctorate of Science in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international research in the field of optical physics and, through influential leadership within the academic community, to the development of research excellence in the UK.