Notes by John McGivering
and John Radcliffe
His later decision to revisit Canada and to accept a doctorate may perhaps be connected with the visit to Batemans’ in May. 1907, by the distinguished McGill professor, Stephen Leacock. In June Rudyard accepted the offer of a doctorate from the University of Durham, and immediately afterwards a similar offer from Oxford.He later accepted honorary degrees from several other universities, including Edinburgh, Dundee, and—in France—the Sorbonne and Strasbourg. His Address, entitled “Values in Life” is collected in A Book of Words.
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