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Some people call Brian "Doc" - why?

Submitted by: YourValentine

He received an honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Hertfordshire on November 19th, 2002. Brian also became a honoray fellow of the Liverpool John Moore's University  in early 2007 and was appointed Chancellor of  the LJMU in November 2007.

In 2007 he gained his own doctorate from the Imperial College, London  for his thesis "Radial Velocities In The Zodiacal Dust Cloud". Brian had interrupted his work on the thesis in 1971 when his musical career with Queen took off.