Michael Thomson receives honorary Doctorate Featured

14 February 2014
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5_MichaelThompsonMichael Thomson, former President of BEDA, receives honorary Doctorate for Services to Design

Former BEDA President Michael Thomson was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts on 14 February from the University of Brighton for “his major contribution to the field of design.”

In his acceptance speech in reply to the citation by Professor Jonathan Woodham, (right in picture), Michael congratulated all the new graduates present and spoke of his work with BEDA and its achievements for design in Europe.

“It gives me a profound sense of gratitude that my work in design and, in a very real sense, the support and contribution of all those I have worked with over so many years, in BEDA, with client companies and in design promotion organisations around the world - all of us trying to create a better future for society through design - has been recognised in this way. It is very humbling.”

With the prior permission of the BEDA President and Vice President, Michael also announced BEDA’s willingness to explore the possibility of Brighton University receiving the BEDA archive. If successful, the BEDA Archive would be developed together with the academic support of Brighton University’s Design Archives, which already hold the archives of Icsid, Icograda and the Design Council.

Graduation Ceremony: www.brighton.ac.uk/news/2014/140203honorary_graduates.php?PageId=810

Brighton University, Faculty of Arts, Design Archives: www.arts.brighton.ac.uk/collections/design-archives

Contact BEDA  Koloniënstraat 56, 1000 Brussels (Belgium) t. (+32) 2 217 39 77  f. (+32) 2 217 99 72
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