Doctor Sir Terry Pratchett

Today was a very special day.

I was fortunate to be a member of a group that visited Sir Terry Pratchett at his home, to present him with his tenth honorary doctorate (and his first from Australia).

The degree, from the University of South Australia (UniSA), was bestowed by the Vice-Chancellor and President of UniSA, Professor David Lloyd. He was accompanied by Nigel Relph (UniSA Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International and Advancement). Also present today was friend (and fellow EV enthusiast) Robert Llewellyn.

Sir Terry finds it harder to travel long distances these days, so David and Nigel clocked up the air miles instead, bringing the degree ceremony to him.

The award ceremony was recorded, along with an oration from Sir Terry (delivered in conjunction with his business manager, Rob Wikins). Those recordings will be played at the UniSA graduate ceremony that will be held later this year.

Sir Terry’s home is full of wonderful books and artefacts. It feels, appropriately, like a little corner of Discworld.

Here are some photographs from this truly magical day… it is one that I won’t forget.