University honour for Dame Joan

Dame Joan Kathleen Stringer
Dame Joan Kathleen Stringer
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Dame Joan Kathleen Stringer, the principal of Edinburgh Napier University, was back in formal gowns yesterday as she received an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh.

The presentation of the doctor honoris causa award at the McEwan Hall yesterday was one of several high-profile honorary degrees being held at the university’s winter graduation ceremony.

Today’s ceremony will see classical violinist Nicola Benedetti become a doctor of music.