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John Clarke - Honorary Doctorate of Literature Speech

Film (Full Length) – 2007

In this ode to Victoria University, (Doctor) John Clarke reminisces about the good times, and the ... good times. Having little idea what he wanted to study, Clarke found solace in the intelligent and creative mates he met on campus  as well as the tutors who recognised his comic talents. In this clip, 40 years after Clarke first stepped foot on the Wellington campus, he gives a speech after being awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Literature at an event for ex students in Melbourne. Clarke never finished his degree  he was too busy acting in student revues, where a close relative of Fred Dagg made an early appearance. 

They teach humour at this university... and it's name is philosophy.
– John Clarke recalls his thoughts after visiting a Victoria University open day in the 1960s

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