Item 1180 - Honorary doctorate of Science (Economics) from the University of London

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ZA COM MR-T-1180

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Honorary doctorate of Science (Economics) from the University of London

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  • 10 July 1996 (Creation)

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certificate and programme Presentation

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

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Award conferring an honorary Doctor of Science (Economics) degree upon Mr Mandela from the University of London, UK

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Honorary degree and citation are housed inside a purple folder with a gold engraved seal of the University of London and the words "University of London." Folder is bound with a thin purple rope and 2 tassels. Interior of folder has a gray velvet pocket on the left that holds a 2-page citation. The left pocket is a view frame with a gold border holding the honorary degree.

The 2 page citation has the blue, red, and yellow seal of the University of London. It outlines Mr Mandela's many achievements in life and in education. It also recognizes Mr Mandela's relationship with the University of London.

The degree has the blue, red, and yellow seal of the University of London at the top, and the pressed seal in the bottom left corner. Certificate reads:
University of London
In pursuance of a Resolution of the Council
passed at its meeting on
Wednesday 26th June 1996
to commemorate the Centenary of the foundation of The London School of Economics and Political science
the honorary degree of
Doctor of Science (Economics)
was conferred upon
Nelson Mandela
at a special ceremony held at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 10th July 1996
Signed by: Chancellor

Taken out of folder for preservation
Programme of Presentation of Honorary Degrees at Buckingham Palace has been included.

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0222

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