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Miss Moneypenny to be given Honorary degree by University of Northampton

University of Northampton Maidwell Main Hall  Avenue Campus. Former Miss Moneypenny Samantha Bond talks to the students about her career to date, sharing her professional experience and enthusiasms. ENGNNL00120130125170928

University of Northampton Maidwell Main Hall Avenue Campus. Former Miss Moneypenny Samantha Bond talks to the students about her career to date, sharing her professional experience and enthusiasms. ENGNNL00120130125170928

An actress who played Miss Moneypenny in the Bond movies, the lord lieutenant of Northamptonshire and a world famous record producer will receive honours from the University of Northampton at graduation ceremonies next week.

Thousands of students from the town’s university are set to receive their degree certificates during a series of cermeonies at Royal & Derngate from Tuesday to Friday.

Mrs Bond, who visited the university in January to talk to students about her career, which includes apprearances in four Bond films, will be given an Honorary Doctorate on Friday.

Other well-known people to attend the ceremony next week include Bill Drummond, a musician, artist and record producer who formed the 80s pop group The KLF.

Mr Drummond, who also famously burned one million pounds in 1994, will receive a Honorary Fellowship during a ceremony on Tuesday.

Also receiving an Honorary Fellowship on Tuesday will be Baron Rajinder Loomba CBE, a philanthropist, founder and Executive Chairman of clothing company Rinku Group.

Lord Loomba is a Liberal Democrat Peer in the House of Lords and has dedicated his life to helping the plight of 245 million widows in the world through his charity, The Loomba Foundation, supported by Cherie Blair QC CBE as President and Sir Richard Branson as Patron-in-

Chief.

On Wednesday, Anita Smith MBE, who lives in Orlingbury, Northamptonshire, will be presented with an Honorary Fellowship.

Mrs Smith has devoted her life to improving healthcare in Gambia after setting up the Bansang Hospital Appeal. To date, more than 47 shipping containers of supplies have been donated from her charity work in the UK.

Lance Gardner, a social entrepreneur and health professional who has helped transform healthcare provision and policy, will receive his Honorary Fellowship on Thursday.

Finally, on Friday morning, David Laing, the Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire will be installed as a Pro Chancellor of the University and receive an Hnorary Doctorate.

Mr Laing, who has previously served as the High Sheriff, is chairman or president of many charities including the Northamptonshire Community Foundation, the Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs and Adrenaline Alley in Corby, the biggest urban sports park in the UK.

 

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