Aung San Suu Kyi to receive honorary doctorate from Oxford
Posted: 12 Jun 2012
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, an alumna of politics at Oxford, is to receive an honorary doctorate from Oxford University.
The degree, awarded by the university in April 1993, will be presented at the annual Encaenia ceremony, during Daw Suu's trip to the UK next week.
Daw Suu read philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) at St Hugh's College, Oxford, between 1964 and 1967 before returning to Burma in 1989, where she was soon placed under house arrest for the next 20 years.
You can read more about the Encaenia ceremony here.
(Update : an article on the ceremony, and a short video clip of the honorands, can be found on the Oxford Alumni website.)