Principal receives Honorary Doctorate from King’s College London for her ‘distinguished’ work

Honorary Doctorate

The head of Newnham College received two prestigious awards from two universities in less than a week.

Professor Dame Carol Black was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from King’s College London on Wednesday, October 25. She was one of just three new King’s honorary doctors.

On Monday, October 30 Dame Carol received an Honorary Doctor of Health and Social Care from London South Bank University for her ‘significant achievements’.

Dame Carol is a highly distinguished physician and advisor to the government on health and work alongside her duties as Principal of Newnham College. Her achievements include those as the UK’s leading expert on the rheumatological disease scleroderma; as Medical Director of the Royal Free Hospital; as former President of the Royal College of Physicians, and as Chair of the UK Health Honours Committee from 2006 to 2009.

Photograph caption: Dame Carol Black is pictured on the front left next to the other King’s honorary doctors Professor Peter Sarnak, mathematician, and Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO. On the back left is Sir Christopher Geidt, Chairman of King’s College Council, and on the back right is Professor Edward Byrne, President and Principal of King’s.