Brighton professor knighted by King of Norway

A retired Brighton University professor has been knighted by King Harald of Norway.

Professor Michael Tucker was honoured with the title Knight First Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit for “outstanding service in the interest of Norway”.

He was professor of poetics at the university until his retirement last year and developed a unique cross-genre course in Scandinavian studies, which he taught in the Faculty of Arts.

Professor Anne Boddington, dean of the Faculty of Arts, said: “This is a thoroughly well-deserved honour for an academic who served this university and the interests of Norway with diligence and care and who was well respected by students and colleagues alike. I am delighted for Michael.”

He was made a Doctor of Letters by Sussex University in 1997.

Michael Tucker, right, being knighted by Norwegian ambassador Kim Traavik. Picture by Tove Sylstad Iversen

 

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