Bishop Libby receives Honorary Degree

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Bishop Libby has received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Bath. 

Libby was presented her Degree by the University’s President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell at a degree ceremony alongside graduates from the Faculty of Science at Bath Abbey. 

Dr Gordon Taylor, Reader in Medical Statistics from the University’s Department for Health, gave her oration at the ceremony. He said: “Through her integrity, wisdom and faith, the Right Reverend Libby Lane provides an inspiring role, not only to our students graduating today but indeed to all of us.”

Bishop Libby said of her award: “I am honoured to accept this degree. It marks not only the place I hold as the Church of England’s first woman Bishop and the sign of hope that may be for those who aspire to break new ground, but also the continuing fruitful dialogue between faith and learning and our shared endeavour to be beacons of possibility.”