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New LSE Honorary Fellows

The London School of Economics and Political Science has conferred six new Honorary Fellowships.

Mary Robinson, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, is among those becoming an Honorary Fellow, alongside The Right Honourable The Lord Irvine of Lairg, QC, Lord Chancellor.

Also honoured are Sir Patrick Gillam, Chairman, Standard Chartered PLC; Professor Peter Hennessy, Professor of Contemporary History, Queen Mary and Westfield College; and Sir Richard Wilson KCB, Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service.

Mr Keith Mackrell, Chairman of Enterprise LSE (the company which links the School's academic resources with business and consultancy projects) also becomes an Honorary Fellow.

LSE confers Honorary Fellowships each year to people who have attained distinction in the arts, science, or public life, or who have rendered outstanding services to the School or its concerns. LSE currently has 151 Honorary Fellows.

The Fellowships will be presented at graduation ceremonies in summer 2000.


Further information:

Judith Higgin, LSE Press Office, on T: 0171 955 7582

Biographical Notes on Honorary Fellows:

GILLAM, Sir Patrick John, Kt 1998

Chairman, Standard Chartered PLC, since 1993 (Director, since 1988); b 15 April 1933; s of late Cyril B. Gillam and of Mary J. Gillam; m 1963, Diana Echlin; one s one d. Educ: London School of Economics (BA Hons History). Foreign Office, 1956-57; British Petroleum Co. Ltd, 1957-91; Vice-Pres., BP North America Inc., 1971-74; General Manager, Supply Dept, 1974-78; Dir, BP International Ltd (formerly BP Trading Ltd), 1978-82; Man. Dir, BP, 1981-91; Chairman: BP Shipping Ltd, 1987-88; BP Minerals Internat. Ltd/Selection Trust Ltd, 1982-89; BP Coal Ltd, 1986-88; BP Coal Inc., 1988-90; BP America Inc., 1981-91; BP Nutrition, 1989-91; BP Oil International, 1990-91; Dep. Chm., Standard Chartered PLC, 1991-93. Chairman: Booker Tate Ltd, 1991-93; Asda Gp, 1991-96; Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Gp, 1997-; Chm., ICC UK, 1989-; Mem. Exec. Bd. ICC Worldwide, 1991-; Dir, Commercial Union, 1991-96. Mem., Court of Governors, LSE, 1989-; Trustee, Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled Development Trust, 1984-. Recreation: gardening.

HENNESSY, Prof. Peter John, FRHistS

Professor of Contemporary History, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, since 1992; Chairman, Kennedy Memorial Trust, since 1995; b 28 March 1947; s of William Gerald and Edith Hennessy: m 1969, Enid Mary Candler; two d. Educ Marling Sch., Stroud; St John's Coll., Cambridge (BA 1969), PhD Cantab 1990; LSE; Harvard, 1971-72 (Kennedy Memorial Scholar). FRHistS 1993. Reporter, THES, 1972-74; The Times, 1974-76; Lobby correspondent, Financial Times, 1976; Whitehall correspondent, The Times, 1976-82; journalist, The Economist, 1982; home leader writer and columnist, The Times, 1982-84; columnist: New Statesman, 1986-87; The Independent, 1987-91; Director, 1989-93. Co-Founder and Co-Director, 1986-89, Mem. Bd, 1989-98. Institute of Contemporary British History (Hon. Fellow, 1995). Visiting Professor of Government, Strathclyde University, 1989-; Gresham Professor of Rhetoric, 1994-97: Visiting Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of Strathclyde, 1983-84 (Honorary Research Fellow, 1985-89): Visiting Fellow: Policy Studies Institute, 1986-91 (Senior Fellow, 1984-85; Council Member, 1991-97); University Departments of Politics, Reading 1988-94, Nottingham 1989-95; RIPA, 1989-92; Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Politics and Sociology, Birkbeck College, London, 1990-91; Visiting Scholar, Centre for Australian Public Sector Management, Griffith University, Brisbane, 1991. Vice-President: Politics Association, 1985-90; RhistS, 1996-; President, Johnian Society, 1995. Trustee, Attlee Foundation, 1985-98 (Patron, 1998-). Partner, Intellectual R and D, 1990-. Member Board, Institute of Historical Research, 1992-97; Member Council, Gresham College, 1996-97 (Fellow, 1997). FRSA 1992. Presenter: Under Fire, TV, 1985-87; Radio 4 Analysis programme, 1986-92; writer and presenter, What Has Become of Us, TV, 1994; numerous other radio and TV productions. Hon. Dlitt: University of West England, 1995; University of Westminster, 1996; Kingston, 1998. Publications: (with Keith Jeffery) States of Emergency, 1983; (with Michael Cockerell and David Walker) Sources Close to the Prime Minister, 1984; What the Papers Never Said, 1985; Cabinet, 1986; (ed. With Anthony Seldon) Ruling Performance, 1987; Whitehall, 1989; Never Again: Britain, 1945-51, 1992 (Duff Cooper Prize, 1993; NCR Book Award for Non-Fiction, 1993); The Hidden Wiring: Unearthing the British Constitution, 1995; Muddling Through: Power, politics and the quality of government in postwar Britain, 1996. Recreations: reading, listening to music, searching for the British Constitution, watching West Ham.

IRVINE OF LAIRG, Baron cr 1987 (Life Peer), of Lairg in the District of Sutherland

Alexander Andrew Mackay Irvine; PC 1997; Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, since 1997; b 23 June 1940; s of Alexander Irvine and Margaret Christina Irvine; m 1974, Alison Mary, y d of Dr James Shaw McNair, MD, and Agnes McNair, MA; two s. Educ: Inverness Academy; Hutchesons' Boys' Grammar School, Glasgow; Glasgow University (MA, LLB); Christ's College, Cambridge (Scholar; BA 1st C. Hons with distinction; LLB 1st Cl. Hons; George Lond Prize in Jurisprudence; Honorary Fellow, 1996). Called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 1967, Bencher, 1985; QC 1978; a Recorder, 1985-88; Deputy High Court Judge, 1987-97. University Lecturer, LSE, 1965-69. Contested (Lab) Hendon North, 1970. Opposition spokesman on legal and home affairs, 1987-92; Shadow Lord Chancellor, House of Lords, 1992-97. Joint President: Industry and Parliamentary Trust; British-American Parliamentary Group; IPU; CPA; President, Magistrates' Assoc. Church Comr. Trustee, John Smith Memorial Trust, 1992-97; Foundation Trustee, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1990; Honorary Fellow, Society for Advanced Legal Studies. Honorary LLD Glasgow, 1997-. Recreations: cinema, theatre, collecting paintings, travel.

MACKRELL, Keith Ashley Victor

Chairman, Enterprise, LSE, since 1992; b 20 October 1932; s of late Henry George Mackrell and Emily Winifred Mackrell (nee Elcock); m 1960, June Yvonne Mendoza, qv; one s three d. Educ: Peter Symonds School, London School of Economics (Harold Laski Scholar; BSc Econs 1953). Director, Shell International, 1976-91, Regional Co-ordinator, East and Australasia, 1979-91. Non-executive Director: Standard Chartered Bank, 1991-; Regalian Properties, 1991-; Fairey Group plc, 1993-; BG plc, 1994-; Kleinwort Benson Emerging Markets Investment Trust, 1998-. Governor, LSE, 1991-. FinstD 1976; CIMgt (CBIM 1978). Honorary LLD National University of Singapore, 1991. Recreations: tennis, squash, theatre, reading.


United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, since 1997; b 21 May 1944; d of Aubrey and Tessa Bourke; m 1970, Nicholas Robinson; two s one d. Educ: Trinity College, Dublin (BA, LLB 1967); Harvard Law School (LLM). Called to the Bar, King's Inns, Dublin, 1967. Middle Temple, 1973 (Honorary Bencher, 1991); SC 1980. Reid Professor of Constitutional and Criminal Law, 1969-75. Lecturer in EC Law, 1975-90, TCD. Member Irish Senate, 1969-89 (Chairman, Social Affairs Sub-Committee, 1977-87, Chairman, Legal Affairs Committee, 1987-89, Parliamentary Joint Committee); President of Ireland, 1990-97. Former Member: Advisory Board, Common Market Law Review; International Commn of Jurists; European Air Law Association; President, Cherish, 1973-90. Honorary Fellow, Hertford College, Oxford, 1993.

WILSON, Sir Richard (Thomas James), KCB 1997 (CB 1991)

Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service, since 1998; b 11 October 1942; s of late Richard Ridley Wilson and Frieda Bell Wilson (nee Finlay); m 1972, Caroline Margaret, y d of Rt Hon. Sir Frank Lee, GCMG, KCB and of Lady Lee; one s one d. Educ: Radley College; Clare College, Cambridge (Exhibnr: BA 1964, LLB 1965). Called to the Bar, Middle Temple, 1965. Joined BoT as Assistant Principal, 1966; Private Secretary to Minister of State, BoT, 1969-71; Principal: Cabinet Office, 1971-73; Department of Energy, 1974; Assistant Secretary, 1977-82; Under Secretary, 1982; Principal Estabt and Finance Officer, Department of Energy 1982-86; on loan to Cabinet Office (MPO), 1986-87; Deputy Secretary, Cabinet Office, 1987-90; Deputy Secretary (Industry), HM Treasury, 1990-92; Permanent Secretary, DoE, 1992-94; Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office, 1994-97.

15 December 1999