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05th January 2008

Williams College confers Honorary Degree on Rector

At Williams College’s 219th Commencement ceremonies in Williamstown, Mass, on June 1st, Morton Schapiro, President of Williams, conferred an honorary degree on Frances Cairncross, Rector of Exeter College.

Williams College has close links with Exeter. Each year, some 26 Junior Year students come to Oxford as Visiting Students, under the Williams Exeter Programme, created in 1985. The students are full undergraduate members of the University, eligible for access to virtually all of its facilities, libraries, and resources.

President Schapiro also conferred honorary degrees on George Shultz, former Secretary of State; on Richard Serra, an artist and sculptor; on Robert Lipp, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Williams Trustees; and on Dr Nawal Nour, a women’s health advocate.

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