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JK Rowling receives honorary degree

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JK Rowling has received an honorary degree from the University of Aberdeen.

The best-selling author was awarded the degree in recognition of her support for multiple sclerosis research. Rowling's mother died from the disease in 1990, and since then she has helped to fund the university's research programme.

Speaking of the degree she said: "I am thrilled, it is very exciting. I am particularly pleased to support the work that the University's Institute of Medical Sciences is doing on MS research."

It is the author's fourth honorary degree from a Scottish University, having been recognised by St Andrew's, Edinburgh and Napier previously.

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