Bulletin Autumn‧Winter 1992

Forty-fourth Congregation fo r the Conferment of Honorary and Higher Degrees The University's 44th congregation for the conferment of honorary and higher degrees was held at the Sir Run Run Shaw Hall on 15th October. HE the Governor and Chancellor of the University, the Rt. Hon. Christopher Patten, officiated at the ceremony, which was attended by over 1,000 graduates, guests an d parents. The Chancellor conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, on Mrs. Alice K. Y. Lam, JP, and Mr. Wilson T. S. Wang , OBE, JP, and the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, on Prof. Tsui Lap-Chee. Due to unforeseen cancellations of flights, Prof. Ezra Vogel of Harvard Universit y was unable to come to Hong Kong in time to receive the honorary degree o f Doctor of Social Science in person. Prof. Vogel had agreed to represent the honorary graduates to address the congregation, and because of his absence, Prof. Byron Weng of the Department of Government and Public Administration delivered his speech ——'The Twains Shall Meet' — on his behalf. Citations for the four honorary graduates were written and delivered by Dr. Y. H. Chou of the Department of English. The congregation also saw the award of higher degrees to 288 graduates, including one Doctor of Medicine, 12 Doctors of Philosophy, 108 Masters of Philosophy, 28 Masters of Arts, two Masters of Divinity, 93 Masters of Business Administration, 21 Masters of Arts (Education), 20 Masters of Science, two Masters of Social Science and one Master of Social Work. 44TH CONGREGATION 1