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Archbishop Desmond Tutu

One of the world's most revered public figures, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, received one of Bangor University's first Honorary Degrees in June 2009 to mark the University's 125th anniversary.

image of desmond tutuArchbishop Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and former Chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, joined three other individuals to receive Honorary Doctorates at a special ceremony in the University.

On receiving his Honorary Degree he said:

"I've always had a soft spot for Wales ....... We owe a great deal to yourselves, when we won the spectacular victory over apartheid, the victory would have been totally impossible without support of the many international communities and you in Wales were among our most committed supporters...."