Nick Cave becomes a Doctor

Old uni gives former drop-out an honorary PhD

Australian singer-songwriter and former Birthday Party frontman Nick Cave was awarded an honorary PhD from his old university today.

Cave attended Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, in 1977 and 1978, studying for a Diploma in Fine Art, but left his course to pursue his musical career.

The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard Larkins, paid tribute to Cave, saying: “His reputation and popularity crosses age and culture barriers. Nick Cave has been successful in increasing the profile of Australia internationally, particularly in terms of our nation’s creative and artistic capabilities.”

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds recently released their fourteenth studio album ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’.