honorary graduate at the University of Exeter yesterday (June 21) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to society.
Which got us thinking, are there any other big name celebrities who have also achieved this award from the city's university?There are a number of well-known alumni's who attended the university including Harry Potter author JK Rowling, Zara Tindall and Dr Alex George.
But what about those who have received an honorary award?Well, it turns out there are quite a few. From Sir David Attenborough to Brian May we have put a list together of ten of the celebrities who have received an honorary graduate from the University of Exeter. Read more: Transwoman's anger as Devon carnival float mocks trans athletes1) Sir David AttenboroughAccording to Exeter University's website, British icon Sir David Attenborough received an honorary graduate award for the university back in 2008. 2) Rik Mayall According to the university's website, Rik Mayall received an honorary graduate award in 2008.
The comedian and actor is perhaps best known for his enduring partnership with Adrian Edmondson, Rik was one of the pioneers of the alternative comedy scene that emerged in the early 80s. 3) Jonathan Dimbleby British broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby also received an honorary graduate award for the university in 2008. 4) Jennifer SaundersJennifer Saunders who is arguably one of the most influential women in British television comedy received an honorary award from the university.Read more on msn.com