Nicolas Edward Cave (Nick to his mates) received an honorary degree  from the University of Brighton on 8th February 2012 “in recognition of services to the arts and his patronage of CineCity, the annual Brighton Film Festival.”.

Here is the graduation photo with Cave looking less than thrilled and obviously reasoning that a mortar board is not very rock and roll but conceding that a close shave is more in keeping with the academic setting.

One for the family album.