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Our Hillary donned academic regalia once again today to take part in an historic ceremony.

Clinton joins historic procession

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has taken part in a historic procession before she receives an honorary degree from one of the UK’s oldest universities.

Mrs Clinton will be giving the graduation address later at a ceremony to mark the 600th anniversary of the founding of St Andrews University.

It is the politician’s first foreign visit since her term as secretary of state ended in February.

She arrived in the picturesque Fife coastal town yesterday and will be conferred with a doctor of laws degree in recognition of her achievements as a politician and diplomat.

Mrs Clinton will receive the doctorate from the veteran Liberal Democrat politician and chancellor of St Andrews, Sir Menzies Campbell.

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Interestingly the university was founded By Avignon Antipope Benedict XIII.

University of St Andrews

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The University of St Andrews (informally St Andrews University or St Andrews) is a research university in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It is the oldest university in Scotland and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, next to Oxford University and Cambridge University. It was founded between 1410 and 1413 when a Papal Bull was issued by the Avignon Antipope Benedict XIII to a school of higher learning formed by a small group of Augustinian clergy. St Andrews is one of the four ancient universities of Scotland. In post-nominals the university’s name is abbreviated as St And (from the Latin Sancti Andreae).

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University of St Andrews shield

Latin: Universitas Sancti Andreae apud ScotosMottoΑΙΕΝ ΑΡΙΣΤΕΥΕΙΝ

The University of St Andrews’ 600th Anniversary Honorary Graduation Ceremony is a celebration of intellectual achievement, recognising some of the brightest minds of the 21st Century.

She looked so young and pretty that she could have been mistaken for an undergrad!

Congratulations, Mme. Secretary! It is such a pleasure to see you so honored!

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And from Hillary herself….

., look familiar? Not Hogwarts but beautiful St Andrews! Thanks to grad student Claire for the grand tour

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The event will be held on September 13 and will be livestreamed by the university website.

Hillary Clinton to receive honorary degree from St Andrews University

Former American first lady Hillary Clinton is to be honoured for her work when she visits Scotland next month.

Mrs Clinton, who has served as a senator and was US secretary of state until last year, is to be given an honorary degree by St Andrews University in recognition of her achievements as a politician and diplomat.

The award will also mark her efforts to champion the causes of education, human rights, democracy, civil society and promoting opportunities for females around the world, the university said.


Mrs Clinton, who lost to Barack Obama in the contest to be the Democrat candidate for president in 2008, is due to speak at St Andrews University on Friday September 13, and will be conferred with a degree of doctor of laws in a ceremony the following day.

The university has strong ties with the United States, with three of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence – Benjamin Franklin, James Wilson and John Witherspoon – having studied at or held degrees from St Andrews.

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John Witherspoon is indeed an ancestor of Reese Witherspoon.

Hillary Clinton to give talk as part of university’s 600th anniversary

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to receive an honorary degree as part of the University of St Andrews’ 600th anniversary.

She will address an audience of global academic leaders and students next month as part of the celebrations before receiving a degree of Doctor of Laws.

The university says they are honouring her roles as politician, diplomat and champion of education, human rights, democracy, civil society, and opportunities for women around the world.

St Andrews was founded in 1413 and are celebrating their 600th anniversary with a series of events.

As well as Secretary Clinton’s visit, a debate will be held on the future of universities as academics from around the world gather.


The graduation ceremony and speech will take place on September 13 and will be streamed live on the university’s website.

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Congratulations once again, Mme. Secretary! Every honor you have earned is well-deserved. We love you and are so proud of you!

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