Dame Judi Dench to be Made Honorary Doctor of Stirling University

Motion S4M-06584: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/05/2013

Dame Judi Dench to be Made Honorary Doctor of Stirling University

That the Parliament congratulates Dame Judi Dench on being awarded, in summer 2013, an honorary doctorate from the University of Stirling for her outstanding contribution to the arts; recognises what is considered her glittering career, including being the first female to play M in the James Bond films, 11 BAFTAs, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award, and considers that she has made a fantastic contribution to highlighting dementia, giving a terrific boost to the world-wide work of the Dementia Services Development Centre based in the university’s Iris Murdoch Building, which she officially opened in 2003, and in her role in the film, Iris, depicting Dame Iris Murdoch, who had dementia, helping people to understand the condition.