University honours Dr Robert Edwards


Test tube baby pioneer Dr Robert Edwards is to be awarded an honorary degree from Cambridge University.

The man who along with Patrick Steptoe administered the birth of the world's first test-tube baby Louise Brown in 1978 is one of eight distinguished people to be honoured by the University in its annual degree ceremony.

The others include writers Margaret Atwood and Michael Frayn and World Bank managing director Mamphele Aletta Ramphele.

The degrees are conferred by the Chancellor of Cambridge University, the Duke of Edinburgh, in a traditional ceremony in the city in June.


The University of Cambridge is acknowledged as one of the world's leading higher education and research institutions. The University was instrumental in the formation of the Cambridge Network and its Vice- Chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope, is also the President of the Cambridge Network.

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