Is John Cooper Clarke a real doctor?

He’s even, officially, Doctor John Cooper Clarke, the result of him being awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Salford in 2013, an ​“acknowledgement of a career which has spanned five decades, bringing poetry to non-traditional audiences and influencing musicians and comedians”.

Does John Cooper Clarke have a doctorate?

Clarke receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Salford, 2013.

Has John Cooper Clarke got Alzheimer’s?

He’s a sprightly 72 but reflects at length on old age. He says he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, quipping: “There are three benefits of Alzheimers, one, you get to meet new people every day; two, you can hide your own Easter eggs, and three, you get to meet new people every day.”

Where did John Cooper Clarke go to school?

I went to St Thomas’s, then in secondary modern it became St Andrews and then, just after our kid left and the Pope had gone to Heaton Park, they re-named it Pope John Paul 2nd. It didn’t cut much mustard because about a year later it became a Barrett estate which it still is now.

What sort of doctor is John Cooper Clarke?

The University of Salford awarded the Punk Poet a Doctorate of Arts for bringing poetry to non-traditional audiences for over three decades. He said it was “a thrill” and quipped: “Now I’m a doctor, finally my dream of opening a cosmetic surgery business can become a reality.”

Did Alzheimer’s exist 100 years ago?

Alzheimer’s disease was first described in 1906. In the century since then, scientists have made remarkable strides in understanding how Alzheimer’s affects the brain and learning how to make life better for affected individuals and families.