Robin Baker and Walter Murch receive honorary doctorates from Ravensbourne

Walter Murch speaks at a graduation ceremony

Article by: David Millett

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Professor Robin Baker, founder of the modern Ravensbourne, and Walter Murch, film editor, sound mixer, and director, have been awarded honorary doctorates by Ravensbourne University London.

An honorary doctorate recognises outstanding achievement in a particular field or service to the community. It is a prestigious form of recognition bestowed by a university.

They were presented at Ravensbourne’s first ever springtime graduation ceremony, which is now part of our regular academic calendar in addition to our winter ceremony.


Robin Baker speaks to graduates

Professor Robin Baker was instrumental in creating the successful university Ravensbourne is today. He was appointed as Director of what was then Ravensbourne College in 2000.

He was pivotal in Ravensbourne’s relocation from its original Chislehurst site to its current home in North Greenwich. Following this, he worked in Kazakhstan, China, and Nigeria, developing a creative higher education provision based on the Ravensbourne model.


Walter Murch speaks at a graduation ceremony

Award-winning editor, sound mixer, writer, and director Walter Murch has an influential film career stretching back to 1969.

He has worked on some of the most high-profile films of the 20th century, including as a sound editor on ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘The Godfather’ films.

His career encompasses three BAFTAs, and he has also been highly influential in film editing and function theory.