Edinburgh Uni honours Annie Lennox

By Ganesh Nagarajan

Edinburgh, Oct 21

The University of Edinburgh has conferred  honorary degree on singer, songwriter and human rights campaigner Annie Lennox. She was awarded the Honorary Degree of Honoris Causa in a ceremony at the Playfair Library.

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Photo courtesy: Edinburgh University

Lennox has given her backing to a University led study urging more support for children in Scotland living with HIV. At the ceremony, she made public findings of a study by the University’s School of Social and Political Science, which assessed the needs of children affected by HIV in Scotland.

The study shows the number of affected children in Scotland has remained relatively constant over the past 10 years in spite of improvements in prevention and treatment.

“I hope this might inspire anyone who’s ever thought that they were “useless” not to necessarily draw that conclusion … especially if they’re a woman over the age of forty five!” she said.

As a music star, Lennox had a sales exceeding 80 million as a solo performer and with Eurythmics and The Tourists.