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Fellowships and Honorary Degrees Committee

The Fellowships and Honorary Degrees Committee is a standing committee of the Council responsible for making recommendations to the Council for the award of the Honorary Degree, Honorary Fellowship and Fellowship of the College.

The terms of reference, membership and criteria for Fellowships and Honorary degree awards are attached on this page. A list of current fellows can be found in the history section of the King's website.

Nominations for Fellowships and Honorary Degrees

Members of the College are invited to submit nominations for Fellowships, Honorary Fellowships and Honorary Degrees of the College for 2023-2024.

Nominations must be submitted using the nominations form (see link on the right - nomination deadline to be confirmed).

Before submitting a nomination, we strongly recommend that you read the criteria and processes for awards (pdf 135kb) and the FAQs on the nominations process. Questions relating to the nominations process should be directed to the Office of the Chairman and College Secretariat at

Fellowships and Honorary Degrees nominations form (doc 57kb)


Fellowships & Honorary Degrees Committee
Composition2023-24 membership


Lord Geidt, Chair of the Council (in the Chair)

Ex-officio members

Professor Shitij Kapur, President & Principal

At least two Independent Members of the Council

Clare Sumner


At least two Fellows (including Honorary Fellows) who are not employees of the university

Rev'd Canon Dr Mark Oakley

Catherine McGuinness

At least two staff members of the university

Professor Linda McKie

Professor Richard Trembath


Irene Birrell