Item 1646 - Honorary doctorate of Doctor from the University from The Open University in Walton Hall

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ZA COM MR-T-5-3-1646


Honorary doctorate of Doctor from the University from The Open University in Walton Hall


  • 4 February 2004 (Creation)

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 20/12/11

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Award conferring the honorary degree of Doctor of the University upon Mr Mandela from the Open University in Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, UK

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2 cream coloured certificates in transparent pockets inside a blue folder with a gold "The Open University" logo..

The first certificate includes the multicolored seal of the university, the university logo, and the following text:
The honorary degree of Doctor of the University has been awarded to Nelson R. Mandela
Signed by: Vice-chancellor and Secretary
4 February 2004

The second certificate details the university's reasoning for conferring the degree upon Mr Mandela, outlining his many life achievements.

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0171

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