15th January 2004




The Dean of Lincoln Cathedral will feel at home when he is honoured by the city’s university next week.


The university will use its winter postgraduate awards ceremony to present the Very Reverend Alec Knight with an honorary Doctorate of Letters – and the ceremony will take place at Lincoln Cathedral.


Mr Knight will join around 140 postgraduate students who will receive their awards at the ceremony at 11.30am 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.


“This award is a well deserved recognition of Alec Knight’s important contribution to the work of Lincoln Cathedral and to the development of the city’s university,” said a spokesman for the University of Lincoln.


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