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Image number: RS.12442
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Sussex Honorary Degree ceremony




Professor Beniamino Segre (1903-1977, Italian), Mathematician
John Walter Atherton Hussey (1909-1985, British), Clergyman
Norman Rene Del Mar (1919-1994, British), Musician
Rita Harriet Cornforth (1915-2012, Australian), Organic chemist
Hilary Somerville (1920-2016, British), Councillor
Hartley Williams Shawcross (1902-2003, British), Barrister
Denys Haigh Wilkinson (1922-2016, British), Nuclear physicist
Dame Ruth Buckley (1898-1986, British)


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height (print): 202mm
width (print): 254mm



Full-length group portrait taken at the Sussex Honorary Degree ceremony on 19 July 1977, including; standing from left to right, Professor Beniamino Segre, John Walter Atherton Hussey, Norman Rene Del Mar. Sitting from left to right, Rita Harriet Cornforth, Hilary Somerville, Lord Shawcross, Sir Denys Wilkinson and Dame Ruth Buckley.

Professor Beniamino Segre (1903-1977) was an Italian mathematician.

John Walter Atherton Hussey (1909-1985) was a British clergyman, he was dean of Chichester and patron of the arts.

Norman Rene Del Mar (1919-1994) was a British conductor and composer.

Rita Harriet Cornforth (1915-2012) was an Australian organic chemist.

Hilary Somerville, (ca. 1925- 2016) was a British councillor and Mayor of Brighton.

Hartley Williams Shawcross (1902-2003) was a British barrister and politician. He was one of the founding fathers of the University of Sussex and the longest serving Chancellor.

Denys Wilkinson (1922-2016) was a British nuclear physicist and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex.

Dame Ruth Buckley (1898-1986) was a British civil servant.

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