Dr David Starkey's Honorary Degree to be revoked

Lancaster University

Lancaster University has written to Dr David Starkey to inform him that his honorary degree will be revoked.

Dr Starkey was awarded an honorary degree in 2004.

Lancaster’s Investigating Committee unanimously concluded that the honorary award was no longer valid due to comments made by David Starkey in a media interview, which the Committee judged to be racist and contradictory to the values of the University.

The panel further found that the comments made by Dr Starkey meant he could no longer be regarded as an appropriate role model for current and future students of Lancaster.

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