Rona said: “Receiving this honorary degree means a great deal to me. It feels like recognition, not just of my own writing, but of the potential strength of contemporary playwriting within Scotland. Drama lives on stages, but it lives on in academia.
“In awarding me this degree, I feel the University of Stirling is also acknowledging the literary weight and relevance of all Scottish playwriting, which is sometimes overlooked elsewhere. And, on a personal level, it makes me extremely happy to know that my body of work is considered worthy of this accolade.”
Professor Sir Gerry McCormac, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling, said: “Rona Munro is truly inspiring in her field, which intersects film and media, creative writing and history. All of these are popular subjects of study and research at the University of Stirling. Rona is an excellent role model for our graduating students.”
Today’s ceremony is one of three taking place on 23 and 24 November, at which more than 1,000 students will graduate. Winter graduation is the last in the 2023 series of graduations, following the spring and summer events earlier in the year. For more information, please visit the University’s graduation webpages.
Images from Winter Graduation (ceremony one)
Images from the University of Stirling's Winter Graduation 2023.