16th December 2003




The Dean of Lincoln Cathedral is to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Lincoln.


The Very Reverend Alec Knight will receive an honorary Doctorate of Letters at a postgraduate awards ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral on Wednesday 21st January 2004.


Mr Knight was educated at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge where he received a BA Honours in Natural Sciences and Theology.


He trained for the ministry at Wells Theological College and was made deacon in 1963 and ordained priest in 1964.


Between 1975 and 1981 he served on the Church of England Synod Board of Education.


After eight years as priest-in-charge in the Winchester Diocese he became Archdeacon of Basingstoke in 1990 and Canon Residentary of Winchester Cathedral in 1991.


He was appointed Dean of Lincoln Cathedral in 1998.


Mr Knight is also a member of the Board of Governors at the university and a governor of Bishop Grosseteste College.


Over 200 postgraduate students will also receive their awards at the ceremony, which will begin at 11.30am.


The university stages one winter awards ceremony in Lincoln for postgraduate students.  This year, the university’s summer awards ceremonies will take place in September.


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University of Lincoln

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