6th July 1999




An award-winning professor from Rugby who has come a long way since failing his 11-plus will receive the first PhD of its kind to be awarded at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.


Over his career Prof Brent Davies, who went to Harras C of E High School, has written 11 books and 50 articles on education leadership, and he recently caused controversy with his idea for a five- term school year.


For the last three years Prof Davies has been working on a PhD which involved submitting a portfolio of his publications. In all he has written over half a million words on the subject of education.


“This is very significant recognition for my work and I am extremely pleased,” said Prof Davies, who will receive his doctorate on 8th July. “It will be magical to be the first person to receive a PhD for published work in the cathedral - not bad for someone who failed their 11-plus!”


Prof Davies’ father Ken lives in Rugby on Beatty Drive.


In April Prof Davies received an award from MCB University Press for the most outstanding paper published in the 1998 volume of the International Journal of Educational Management.




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