• Jul 23, 2010
That's Doctor Captain Slow, to you. James May, one of the three amigos of Top Gear fame, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Lancaster University. May graduated from the institution in 1985 with a degree in music, though according to the BBC, he hasn't been back to the school in nearly 10 years. May now carries an honorary Doctor of Letters diploma from his alma mater and says that he was flattered to receive the accolade.

May isn't the only Top Gear presenter with an honorary degree under his belt. Oxford Brooks University awarded Jeremy Clarkson with an honorary engineering doctorate in 2005. As far as we know, Richard Hammond has earned no such honor from any institution to date. Something tells us that there's bound to be quite a bit of ribbing over this fact on the Top Gear set.

[Source: BBC I Image: Top Gear]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I find "honorary doctorates" more than a little insulting to those of us who worked our arses off to gain a real Doctorate.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Do not be so quick to poo-poo them. Many individuals have spent a lifetime of good work, improving society, etc. This is a reasonable merit -- an appreciation of their service to society.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I need a scholarship so I can get my doctorate the same way he did.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I smell a recurring joke to develop on Top Gear with Clarkson and May dissing Hammond...
      • 4 Years Ago
      i cannot help but wonder, what degree does Clarkson have?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dr.Clarkson, or should I say Dr. Dr. Clarkson. He also has an honorary degree from Brunel University.