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CAMBRIDGE AWARDS HONORARY DEGREES

Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood was among eight people to receive honorary doctorates from Cambridge University.

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II and Cambridge's chancellor, awarded the degrees in a ceremony Friday at the university's Senate House.

Atwood, who won the prestigious Booker Prize last year for her novel "The Blind Assassin," was made a doctor of letters.

Michael Frayn, author of the Tony Award-winning play "Copenhagen," a dense drama about physics and friendship, also received an honorary doctorate.

Other honorees were: Sydney Brenner, professor at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies in California; Robert Edwards, professor emeritus of human reproduction at Cambridge; Sir Samuel Frederick Edwards, Cambridge physics professor emeritus; Princeton University philosophy professor David Kellogg Lewis; Northwestern University chemistry professor John Anthony Pople; and Mamphela Ramphele, managing director of the World Bank.

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