Joanna MacGregor honoured by University of Cambridge

-Posted on 11.02.2016

The University of Cambridge has announced the names of eight renowned individuals from the worlds of sport, the arts, business, medicine and architecture for the award of Higher Doctorates, honoris causa.

Professor Joanna MacGregor OBE, Head of Piano at the Academy, will be presented with an Honorary Doctorate in Music.

The other honorands will be:
• ‘Tanni’ Grey-Thompson, The Baroness Grey-Thompson, President of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Paralympic athlete (Doctor of Law)
• Ms Helena Morrissey, of Fitzwilliam College, CEO of Newton Investment Management and Founder and Chair of the 30% Club, business leader and gender champion (Doctor of Law)
• Professor Sir Keith Peters, Honorary Fellow of Christ's College and Clare Hall, Regius Professor of Physic Emeritus, physician and immunologist (Doctor of Medical Science).
• Sir Jonathan Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple Inc., designer (Doctor of Science).
• Dame Zaha Hadid, architect and Royal Academician (Doctor of Letters).
• Sir Nicholas Hytner, Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall, formerly Director of the National Theatre, director of theatre, film, and opera (Doctor of Letters).
• Sir Nicholas Serota, Honorary Fellow of Christ’s College, Director of the Tate, art historian and museum director (Doctor of Letters).

The honorary degrees will be conferred at the University of Cambridge’s Senate House in June.

Joanna MacGregor is one of the world’s most innovative and creative pianists. She combines her role as Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music with a busy career as a concert soloist, teacher and festival curator. Her repertoire is hugely diverse, ranging from core classical music to twentieth century and contemporary music in a wide variety of genres.

Read the University of Cambridge news release.

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