Queen guitarist Brian May was on Thursday awarded a doctorate, more than 30 years after he first began studying a highly specialised area of astronomy.

This is rather neat news – I doubt if any “sadcore” band members have even moped their way through high school, and I hope Brian May managed to sneak the phrase “far out, man” into his astronomy thesis – but I once again find myself enamoured more with the accompanying photo.

Doctor Brian May:

And Queen’s new lead singer, Sir Isaac Newton:

No doubt soon to be an online quiz: Hair-band member or 17th century philosopher?

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