Brian May: Hon Doctor of Science, honoris causa, Hull University


Taking place 10.30AM today…  [Thurs 14 July 2022]

Dr Brian May

Brian May will be awarded “Doctor of Science, honoris causa” by the University of Hull, via video link.


[See Brian’s Acceptance Speech Video and Transcript, plus Citation HERE]

Univertisty of Hull
11 July 2022

Thousands of students from the University of Hull will graduate this month at the Bonus Arena bringing more than 24,000 guests to the city as they celebrate all their achievements and hard work of the past few years.

Alongside nearly 5,000 graduands will be 12 honorary graduands attending across the 21 ceremonies commencing on Thursday 14 July and taking place over two weeks. Dame Sarah Gilbert and Brian May, CBE, PhD, FRAS are amongst the 12 esteemed and highly-acclaimed honorary graduates, including four University of Hull alumni.

Dr Brian May CBE, founding member of Queen, guitarist, renowned songwriter, skilled producer and beloved performer will be graduating at the first ceremony on Thursday by video link. As well as being an incredibly successful and award-winning musician, Brian is a Doctor of Astrophysics after resuming his studies and achieving his PhD from Imperial College, London in 2007.

Brian was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2005 for ‘services to the Music Industry’ and for his charity work. Brian will be presented with Doctor of Science, honoris causa at the graduation ceremony on Thursday 14 July at 10.30am.

Professor Brad Gibson, Head of the University’s Department of Physics & Mathematics and Director of the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be able to honour such a famed and accomplished musician and passionate astrophysicist. Dr Brian May’s commitment to astrophysics throughout his successful career in Queen is certainly something to be admired and, indeed, recognised.”