Stephen Henry Roberts - Honours


  • 1948: Honorary doctorate, University of Bristol, England
  • 1953: Honorary doctorate, Durham University, England
  • 1956: Honorary doctorate, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 1956: Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George, Great Britain
  • 1957: Honorary doctorate, University of New England, Australia
  • 1958: Honorary doctorate, McGill University, Canada
  • 1960: Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog, Denmark
  • 1961: National Order of the Cedar, Lebanon
  • 1964: Order of the Phoenix, Greece
  • 1967: Order of Merit, Italy
  • 1967: L├ęgion d'honneur, France
  • 1965: Knight Batchelor, Great Britain
  • 1968: Honorary doctorate, University of Sydney, Australia

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