Prof. DB (David Baker), my basic science partner and right-hand, nominated Bruce Dickinson, the front man of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, to receive and honorary Doctorate of Music from our university, Queen Mary University of London.
“Why is this information important to MS’ers?”
“Did you know the former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr developed MS?”
“As a result Iron Maiden have helped raise money and awareness for MS; Thank you.”
Dr Dickinson attended Queen Mary as a student, graduating with a degree in History in 1979, although he admitted during his acceptance speech that he spent half his time at the college rehearsing with his band. Dickinson’s award for his contribution to the development of music was presented by Professor David Baker from the Centre for Neuroscience and Trauma at Queen Mary. A life-long Iron Maiden fan, Professor Baker nominated Dr Dickinson “because he could not think of a QM alumnus that was more deserving of recognition”….. read-on.
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