IRON MAIDEN Singer Receives Honorary Doctorate In Music From Queen Mary University
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson received an
honorary doctorate in music from Queen Mary university in London, England
on Tuesday, July 19. He was presented by Professor David Baker of the Centre For Neuroscience And
Trauma in honor of Dr. Dickinson‘s
contribution to the music industry.
Queen Mary is one of the U.K.’s leading
research-focused universities, offering a broad range of degrees in humanities
and social sciences; medicine and dentistry and science and engineering, with
over 14,000 undergraduates, 2,000 postgraduate students and 3,000 staff.
Dickinson actually received a degree in history from the
same college in 1979. His parents wanted him in the army, but he told them that
he wanted to get a degree first. “That was what they wanted to hear so that was
my cover story,” he later said. “When I got down there, I started immediately
finding and playing in bands.”
Multi-talented Dr. Dickinson is not only a musician and song-writer,
author, film script writer and TV
broadcaster, also a champion fencer, entrepreneur and commercial airline pilot.
In 2006, Dr. Dickinson flew 200 U.K.
citizens home from
Lebanon during the Israel-Hezbollah conflict in his converted Boeing 757.