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Thread #112827 Message #2392639
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
18-Jul-08 - 09:11 PM
Thread Name: Honorary doctorate for m.carthy
Subject: RE: Honorary doctorate for m.carthy
Well said, Al.
Martin's honorary doctorate in Music was awarded by the University of Sheffield in July 2002. On an equivalence basis, he's done quite as much as the majority of mus.doc holders who earned their qualifications via the formal academic route; the point, though, is that it's an honorary title awarded as a recognition of achievement in the field rather than an academic qualification as such. There is no devaluation of formal academic qualifications involved.
The full citation can be seen at http://www.folk-network.com/miscellany/carthy.html
The University of Central Lancashire award -an honorary fellowship- is from the dept of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. Details don't seem to be available as yet, but the ceremony was only on 17 July.