JK Rowling Awarded Doctor Honoris Causa
Jul 08, 2004
Posted by Melissa Anelli
Leaky reader Alan has sent us pictures from today’s ceremony at the University of Edinburgh, where Jo Rowling received a doctor honoris causa. Not a goatee in sight!
Jo gets her degree
Jo talking to fans in the car park afterward, where some had gathered to get books signed.
Update: Check out BBC Newsround‘s story, with word from JKR and more pictures:
“Receiving this honorary degree is a particular pleasure,” said JK. “To receive such a tribute from the city I now call home, and to be in such distinguished company, means a lot to me.”
Speaking straight after the ceremony, JK gave a little hint about what might happen in the last book. She was asked if Harry would graduate in Book VII . She paused before replying: “If I answer that I give quite a lot away, so I’m not going to!”