Honorary Doctorate from the University of Dijon

Posted by Joel Heck on Friday, December 18, 2015
One new detail that appears in the current version of "Chronologically Lewis" is the actual date on which C. S. Lewis received an honorary doctorate from the University of Dijon. Since I had only seen it listed as a degree given by that university in 1962, I wondered if the month and day could be determined, along with some other details. See encyclopedia.com for one example of the listing of the year, or the timeline from Dallas Baptist University (which incorrectly lists 1963 as the year, but, again, no month or day). The month and day are never listed, or at least I have never seen them. Working at Concordia University Texas with one of my students, Josh Weiser, we wrote to the University in both French and English and received confirmation of the honorary degree. The precise date was Saturday, October 6, 1962. It was presented by Professor Henri Antoine Talon to C. S. Lewis, who was unable to be present. A few other details appear in the chronology, so please consult that source for more information. Unless I miss my guess, this is the first notice of the precise date for that honorary degree.


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