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    Robert Wyatt to receivd a Doctor of Music degree, in recognition of his contribution to music, at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral on Friday 18 July, 2014.

    Here’s an excerpt from the text of the oration for Robert Wyatt’s honorary degree award, written by Simon Thompson.
    See the full text here.

    Recognition for his work has come in many forms: he has been a guest editor of Radio 4’s Today programme, he is an honorary doctor of the university of Liège, and he is a petit fils ubu from the collège de pataphisique. Locally, he is celebrated in a life-size stencil by the street artist Stewey in Canterbury’s Dover Street, on the site of the Beehive club where he played at the start of his career.

    In its turn, the University of Kent would like to record its appreciation of Robert’s work. For his musical achievements and influence over the last fifty years, most honourable deputy vice-chancellor, to you and to the whole university I present Robert Wyatt to be admitted to the Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa.

    The University of Kent were so kind to send me a few photos from the event, taken by Matt Wilson.



     
    All photos (c) University of Kent/Matt Wilson

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