|Baroness Thatcher on Garter Day |
wearing the robes of a Lady of the Garter
The Right Honourable The Baroness Thatcher LG OM PC FRS lived a life "crowded with incident".
As far as I am aware, the tributes and articles published in the days following her death have failed to provide full details on the offices she held and the honours she received. The list below is provided for public record.
It is lamentable that Lady Thatcher remains the only Oxford graduate prime minister not to have received an honorary doctorate from that academic institution.
Non-Honorary Academic Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Called to the Bar and admitted to Lincoln's Inn
Leader of the Conservative Party: 1975-90
Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition: 1975-1979
Shadow Secretary of State: 1974-1975
Secretary of State for Education and Science: 1970-1974
Shadow Secretary of State: 1969-1970
Shadow Secretary of State: 1968-1969
Shadow Secretary of State: 1967-1968
Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Pensions and Insurance): 1961-1964
Member of Parliament to the Constituency of Finchley: 1959-1992
|Lady Thatcher in the House of Lords|
1970: Appointed to Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council
1975: Honorary Bencher of Lincoln's Inn
1983: Fellow of the Royal Society
1990: Order of Merit
1990: Entitled to the style of "Lady Thatcher" following the creation of a baronetcy for her husband, Major Sir Dennis Thatcher, 1st Baronet, MBE, TD.
1992: Created a Life Peer (UK) as The Right Honourable The Baroness Thatcher, of Kevesten in the County of Lincolnshire.
1992: Received a Grant of Arms from the College of Arms
1992: Chancellor Buckingham University
1995: Lady Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter
2012: Freedom of the City of Westminster
2013: Ceremonial Funeral with full military honours
|President George Bush Sr. presents Margaret Thatcher with|
the Presidential Medal of Freemdom
1981: Donovan Award (USA) (for distinguished contribution to democracy and freedom)
1989: Honorary Doctorate from Technion University
1991: US Presidential Medal of Freedom (the nation's highest civilian award)
1994: Chancellor of William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
1998: Honorary Doctorate from Brigham Young University (USA)
2008: Honorary Doctorate from Pepperdine University (USA)
1975: As Leader of the Conservative Party, Margaret Thatcher became the first woman entitled to full membership rights in the Carlton Club.
2007: A statue of Margaret Thatcher erected in the Houses of Parliament, standing across from the statue of Sir Winston Churchill by the entrance to the House of Commons.
Falklands Islands Honours:
Since 1992 Margaret Thatcher Day has been celebrated on the Islands ever year on 10 January.
Thatcher Drive in Stanley and Thatcher Peninsula in South Georgia (where British troops landed) were named in her honour.