Item 1182 - Honorary doctorate Doctor of Laws from the University of Bristol

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ZA COM MR-T-5-3-1182


Honorary doctorate Doctor of Laws from the University of Bristol


  • 10 July 1996 (Creation)

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certificate, programme and tie

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 20/12/11

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Award conferring an honorary Doctor of Laws upon Mr Mandela from the University of Bristol, UK

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Certificate, Programme, and tie housed in red folder/binder with gold engraved seal of the University of Bristol on the cover, and the following text:
University of Bristol
Honorary Graduate
10 July 1996
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Cream coloured certificate has the red, gold, silver, and black seal of the University at the top, with the stamped red seal affixed to the bottom right corner. Certificate text is in black and red and reads:
University of Bristol
The Senate and Council
of the
University of Bristol
acknowledging the enminent achievements of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela,
have jointly and severally resolved to confer upon him the degree of
Doctor of Laws
honoris causa
And the seal of the University is hereunto affixed and our signatures are here subscribed in witness that at a congregation held on 10 July 1996 he was admitted to that degree and to all the privileges and honour proper thereto.
Signed by: Vice-Chancellor, Registrar

Eight-page programme includes the citation for Mr Mandela in both English and Xhosa, as read by Professor P.M. Warren at a congregation held in Buckingham Palace on 10 July 1996..

Tie is maroon with small embroidered university coat of arms.

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NMF Archives ID: A0404

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0404

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