The University of Warwick is to award Honorary Degrees to leading figures in medicine, museums and the science of climate change at its Winter Degree ceremonies next month.

Those to be honoured on January 21 and 22 include the President of the General Medical Council, Sir Donald Irvine, British Museum director Robert Neil MacGregor, and climate change researcher Rajendra Kumar Pachauri.

Sir Donald, who will become an Honorary Doctor of Science, is regarded as a pioneer of good management in family medicine.

Mr MacGregor will become an Honorary Doctor of Letters. As well as an art historian and director of the British Museum, he is chairman of World Collections, a British diplomatic post created this year.

Mr Pachauri, who is to be made an Honorary Doctor of Science, is an economist and environmental scientist who has served as the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 2002.