BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, March 12, 2017 (CMC) – Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, has been awarded an Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford University.
A government statement said that Stuart has accepted the conferment of the Honorary Fellowship, describing it as “an honour for Barbados and Barbadians”.
Keble College is one of the over 30 constituent colleges of Oxford University, founded in 1870 in memory of the late John Keble, a leading member of the theological “Oxford Movement”.
The Governing Body of the College is empowered to confer Honorary Fellowships to “distinguished persons”. The conferral of an Honorary Fellowship is deemed foremost to be an honour and a privilege, for Honorary Fellows cannot vote at meetings of the Governing Body and receive no financial consideration.
Honorary Fellows have traditionally included former students and wardens, as well as others with no prior academic connection to the college.
Last October, Sir James Cameron Tudor, who served as deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs here, was recognised for his outstanding service.
“Sir James, who was one of the Caribbean’s most influential diplomats and politicians, was JCR President at Keble, and became the first black person to be elected President of the Oxford Union in 1942,” the statement noted.