Warwick University have been decent enough to award me an honorary DLitt, which I’ll accept in January. At that time, I don’t doubt, my so-called friends will distribute plenty of incriminating photographs of the hat and gown. Luckily, the acceptance speech has to be short. What do you say? “This is the last thing I expected.” It actually is. Anyway, in case I decide to read three minutes of self-composed Dadaist verse instead, I’d like to thank everyone at Warwick in advance. I’m unfamiliar with everything academic, so this feels like a really quite strange, surprising gift, genuinely unlooked-for; I’m touched and grateful.