Academic Year 2000/01

The University has been pleased to welcome the following Honorary Graduands in the academic year 2000/01:

The Right Reverend John Richard Allan Llewellin

Bishop Richard Llewellin was born in Wales but during his early years was brought up in India. After attending Clifton College, Bristol, he was articled to a firm in Lincoln’s Inn Fields and then went on to practise as a solicitor in London. It was during that time that he came to believe that his real vocation lay in the ordained ministry, and, having been accepted for training, attended Fitzwilliam House, Cambridge and Westcott House Theological College.

Bishop Llewellin first served as a curate in the St Alban’s diocese and then worked for three years in Johannesburg as Assistant Priest at the Cathedral. He returned to the St Alban’s diocese in 1971 and was appointed Parish Priest of Waltham Cross and then Rector of Harpenden. In 1985 he was consecrated Suffragan Bishop of Truro, and in 1992 was summoned by the present Archbishop of Canterbury to be Bishop of Dover. After serving the Diocese for seven years he was appointed, last year, Bishop at Lambeth and Chief of Staff to the Archbishop, the position at the centre of the Anglican Communion which he now holds.

Mr Kenneth J Moran Dip.B.S.

Kenneth Moran started life working hard with his family on their small farm near Sydney. He joined Pfizer in Australia as a sales representative and within twelve years became managing director. He spent some time in New York before becoming head of Pfizer UK and is now responsible for Pfizer in a number of countries in mainland Europe.

As international marketing manager he helped bring the world Diflucan, a powerful antifungal agent which has become important in treating advanced AIDS sufferers.

Extensive travel in Australia impressed on him the futility of government efforts to address the plight of the indigenous peoples and he laid the foundations for Pfizer’s involvement with the Aboriginal Health Service.

During his time in England he has raised the profile of Pfizer at Sandwich and has supported the development of the local community, enthusiastically advancing the company’s investment in local education and the environment.

The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu - No Biography Available 

The Very Reverend John Simpson MA DD

John Simpson is the Dean of Canterbury. His varied career in the Church has included: work in parishes and dioceses, as deacon, priest and archdeacon; work in theological education, as a college tutor, and later as a Director of Ordinands and Post Ordination Training; and, of course, work in cathedrals, which began over twenty years ago when he was appointed a Canon of St. Alban’s.

Symbolism, history, education, international understanding and worship are some of the pillars which support both John Simpson’s personal faith and the global Christian mission of the Cathedral whose life he has fostered for the last fifteen years. He has presided over the renovation and development of the Cathedral itself, steering ambitious projects including the repaving of the nave floor and the building of the Cathedral Education Centre. He has ensured that major events Canterbury has hosted during his time in office, including two Lambeth Conferences and the 1997 celebrations of the 1400th anniversary of St. Augustine’s arrival in England, have provided powerful opportunities for the reinvigoration of local, national and international Christianity.

John Simpson was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity by the University of Kent in 1994.

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