Booker Prize winner’s honorary Oxford Brookes degree

Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel

First published in News

Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel was awarded an honorary degree in her absence yesterday.

Ms Mantel was unable to attend the ceremony at Oxford Brookes University due to illness.

In the morning, former Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute Bahram Bekhradnia was handed an honorary degree by the university, in Gipsy Lane.





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9:18am Sat 21 Jun 14

Myron Blatz says...

Maybe she should have spent a couple of years studying for a proper degree like the rest of us and our children, instead of writing a book for fame, fortune and false academic acclaim? In my view it debases education, degrees and makes a mockery of teenagers spending three or four years of their lives to gain a paper qualification .... and between £30,000 and £40,000 of accrued debt!
Maybe she should have spent a couple of years studying for a proper degree like the rest of us and our children, instead of writing a book for fame, fortune and false academic acclaim? In my view it debases education, degrees and makes a mockery of teenagers spending three or four years of their lives to gain a paper qualification .... and between £30,000 and £40,000 of accrued debt! Myron Blatz
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