A FORMER headteacher of Skipton Girls' High School will be given an honorary degree from Bradford University this week.

Diana Chambers, who retired in 2002 after 15 years in charge, will receive a doctorate of education for her contribution to secondary and further education.

She became Pro-Chancellor of the University of Bradford in 2007.

Other degree recipients include gold-medal winning Paralympian Hannah Cockroft, BBC international correspondent Orla Guerin, iengineer Mark Fletcher, who led the £24 million City Park project in Bradford, Jacqueline Ann Gerrard, the Royal College of Midwives director for England, Professor Jim Al-Khalili, author of science books and a presenter, Dean Royles, the first male business champion for the Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence and financial journalist Alex Brummer.