Timothy Bliss (Gate, 1958), avery distinguished scientist and a member of the Royal Society, hasreceived an honorary Doctorate at The University of Hertfordshire. The awardwas in recognition of his immense contributions to advancing the understanding of the complexities of the human brain and his success as an alumnus. He has been a member ofthe PhysiologicalSociety for over 40 years and has a world wide reputation.