Added on 19-Nov-2007
QUEEN guitarist Brian May has been appointed chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University in Britain.May will start the job as honorary head of the university in February, when he takes over from Cherie Blair, wife of former British premier Tony Blair.
"Yes, I will be celebrating tonight. How? With a delicious vegetarian roast and a glass of choice dessert wine!" May said today.
May was awarded his doctorate in astrophysics in August. He started the PhD in 1974 but ditched it when Queen's fortunes took off before returning to his studies last year.
His duties will include presiding over graduation ceremonies and representing the university on special occasions.
"Brian May is an intensely talented individual who achieved global success with Queen," said the university's chief executive and vice-chancellor Professor Michael Brown.
"In this age of celebrity culture, it is rare to find someone who has fame, fortune, and universal acclaim and yet who remains true to his core values of learning and enlightenment."