Forums > Queen - General Discussion > Brian's full name

forum rss feed
Author

doremi user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 5193 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jun 05, 20:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do NOT quote me, as I am NOT sure, but it might mean Bachelor Of Science for Brian's college degree in Physics/Astronomy?


xyz
Megamike The GREAT user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2264 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jun 05, 20:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bye Moron.. have a good life, I hope something bad happens.


My Brothers and Sisters all hated me 'cause I was an only child...

-Weird Al (Generic Blues)



I gave up on books when 'To Kill A Mockingbird' gave me no useful advice on how to kill a mockingbird.
Megamike The GREAT user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2264 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jun 05, 20:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="#009933">grapefruit</font> wrote:

I read on Brian's soapbox that his full name now is Brian Harold May, BSc. (Hons), ARCS, Hon DSc., CBE.

ARCS means: "Associate of the Royal College of Science" which is an extra title usually bestowed on Honours graduates (First and Upper Second class) of Imperial College London only.

CBE: Commander of British Empire

DSc: comes instead of Dr. in the front of the name.

.....but what does the BSc mean ?? and why is "hons" put in () after ?



the hons means it is an Honorary degree.. meaning it was given to him.. he didn't earn it the way most people do.. not saying he doesn't deserve it... but that is what it means.


My Brothers and Sisters all hated me 'cause I was an only child...

-Weird Al (Generic Blues)



I gave up on books when 'To Kill A Mockingbird' gave me no useful advice on how to kill a mockingbird.
Queen T user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 670 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jun 05, 20:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rabid Wolverine wrote:

Watch out, it might just be me impersonating him. You wanted war Arlene you got it and I'm not gonna let up. You thought things were hell before me well I got news for ya bitch, you ain't seen nothing yet.


What the hell is this guy's problem?

Sharon G. user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 462 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jun 05, 20:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe he needs to get laid?
Sorry.

Erin user not visiting Queenzone.com
Erin
Deity: 8445 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jun 05, 21:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sharon G. wrote:

Maybe he needs to get laid?
Sorry.


Probably.

Crazy LittleThing user not visiting Queenzone.com
Crazy LittleThing
Royalty: 1593 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 16 Jun 05, 03:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe the (Hons) in his title refers to the fact that he graduated with honors when he completed his BSc at Imperial College. His honorary degree is the DSc., as shown below, copied from his site, but please don't tell him because I don't want him to sic one of Queen's rolling-pin wielding lawyers on me for a copyright violation ;-)

Brian Harold May, BSc. (Hons), ARCS, Hon DSc., CBE

According to his site, the ARCS stands for Associate of the Royal College of Science, and is an additional title/distinction usually given to honors graduates of Imperial College London.






I saved Spike's life in 'Nam.
Serry... user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 8271 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 16 Jun 05, 04:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hons. = honours degree
Hon. = honorary, honourable

So Brian is real BSc (as well as me, though tomorrow I'm gonna become MSc. = Master Of Science, wish me luck :), but not DSc.

Bob The Shrek user not visiting Queenzone.com
Bob The Shrek
Deity: 4014 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 16 Jun 05, 04:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ANyone here got letters after their name? I am a DipFD (ex MBIFD)


Cleveland May 24 to June 4th 2007 - I came, I saw, I fucked off home again.
tupincs user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 149 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 16 Jun 05, 04:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PhD - I get my 2nd degree in a month.

DragonOnMyBack user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 367 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 16 Jun 05, 05:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I actually have a BSc(Hons) degree, but it is in Computer Science.

I believe that certain University courses are credited as being (Hons) courses based on the content/makeup of the course. I think it is something to do with doing a main assignment/project/disitation.

So I think it is more a sign of the type of course rather than the individual person. I think everyone who actually graduates a course that has been credited as an Hons course gets the right to put BSc(Hons) as apposed to just BSc after their name regardless of if they get a 1st,2.1,2.2 or 3rd. I maybe wrong but I think thats how it works.

cs0awo user not visiting Queenzone.com

Be Gentle, I'm a newbie: 9 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 16 Jun 05, 05:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Spot on DOMB... Brian's is an 'earned' degree like mine, my letters are BSc(Hons),MPhil (the MPhil being 'master of philosophy'. The honours part comes from specialising in specific subjects in the final two years of the degree


Galan1
great king rat 1138 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 756 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 16 Jun 05, 08:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm a good old BA(Hons) - after spending 4 drunken years studying french at the world's greatest university (Aberystwyth)


"I'll probably make loads of plans, and then just sit around on my bottom all day long and do nothing." The Man In The Shadows says it like it is.



http://www.myspace.com/petearnold

Mr Mercury user not visiting Queenzone.com
Adam who?????
Mr Mercury
Deity: 4632 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 16 Jun 05, 10:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Arlene R. Weiss wrote:

Do NOT quote me, as I am NOT sure, but it might mean Bachelor Of Science for Brian's college degree in Physics/Astronomy?


And you would be correct, Arlene


"Normally i can't dance to save my life.

But as soon as I step in dog shit, I can moonwalk better than Michael Jackson."
Crazy LittleThing user not visiting Queenzone.com
Crazy LittleThing
Royalty: 1593 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 16 Jun 05, 11:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Congratulations Serry!


I saved Spike's life in 'Nam.
doremi user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 5193 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 16 Jun 05, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

Hons. = honours degree
Hon. = honorary, honourable

So Brian is real BSc (as well as me, though tomorrow I'm gonna become MSc. = Master Of Science, wish me luck :), but not DSc.


So your graduation ceremony/commencment is Friday!

Congratulations!

Will you be wearing a commencement cap & gown, with tassel? Don't forget to turn your tassel, (been 20 years for me now so I forget)..is it from left (prior to receiving your degree), to the right (after you receive your degree)!

Proud of you!

P.S. Don;t forget to throw your cap in the air!

(but keep it for a momento/keepsake!)

:)


xyz
Serry... user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 8271 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 16 Jun 05, 12:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, CLT and Arlene (no, I wouldn't wear such clothes - it'd be on other day, I guess)!

dragonzflame user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2456 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 16 Jun 05, 19:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At the end of this year I'll be a BA. I can't be arsed with another year for honours but might do it later. We'll see.


When life hands you lemons, add vodka.