From the press release:

“Human geographer Professor David Harvey is being awarded a Doctor of Science degree for a lifetime of innovative and internationally recognised work.

Professor Harvey published his first book Explanation in Geography while working at the University of Bristol between 1961 and 1968.

He’s described as the most influential human geographer of the late 20th and early 21st century, with work now spanning over 50 years and covering more than 40 disciplines.

An honorary degree is a major accolade, awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement and distinction in a field or activity consonant with the University’s mission.”

Read the speech.

Professor Harvey also gave a lecture titled “The Urbanisation of Class Struggle” at the University of Bristol on July 17, 2012.