Published: 09:00, 27 June 2017
Former boxing champion Barry McGuigan and comedian Phill Jupitus are among those due to receive honorary degrees from the University of Kent.
They are being presented at ceremonies at Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals during July.
Barry McGuigan MBE lives in Dargate near Faversham and is a retired professional boxer from Clones in the Republic of Ireland.
Known as The Clones Cyclone, McGuigan became WBA and lineal featherweight champion.
He is the current President of the Professional Boxing Association and founder of Cyclone Promotions.
McGuigan will receive a Doctor of the University degree, in recognition of his contribution to sport, at Canterbury Cathedral on July 11.
Phill Jupitus is a stand-up comedian, actor and performance poet. He was a team captain on BBC Two’s popular music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks from its inception in 1996 until it finished in 2015.
He also appears on several other TV panel shows, including QI.
Jupitus will receive a Doctor of Arts degree, in recognition of his contribution to popular British culture at Canterbury Cathedral on July 10.
Another figure getting an honorary degree is Mark Steel, a stand-up comedian, broadcaster, newspaper columnist and author.
He has made many appearances on radio and television shows and written regular columns in newspapers including The Guardian.
Steel will receive a Doctor of Arts degree, in recognition of his contribution to British popular culture, at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral on July 10.
Sportswoman Millie Knight is a visually-impaired Paralympic athlete who competes for Paralympics GB in alpine skiing in the slalom and giant slalom events.
In 2014, aged 15, she became Great Britain’s Youngest Winter Paralympian when she competed in Sochi, Russia.
She will receive a Doctor of the University degree at Rochester Cathedral on July 18.
Jonathan Yeo will receive a Doctor of Arts degree, in recognition of his career as an artist and portrait painter, at Rochester Cathedral on 18 July.
Other recipients of honorary degrees during July include:
American Attorney general Lisa Madigan. He will received a Doctor of Civil Law degree at Canterbury Cathedral on July 11.
Diplomat Baroness Ashton of Upholland , a Life Peer and First Vice President of the European Commission from 2009 to 2014.
She will be presented with a Doctor of Civil Law degree at Canterbury Cathedral July 11.
Criminal barrister Courtenay Griffiths QC. Doctor of Laws degree, Canterbury Cathedral, July 12.
Businessman Jeremy Middleton CBE Doctor of the University degree, Canterbury Cathedral, July 12.
Human rights lawyer Jocelyn Cockburn. Doctor of Laws degree, Canterbury Cathedral, July 12.
Scientist Professor Mark Edmund Smith. Doctor of Science degree, Canterbury Cathedral, July 13.
Political philosopher Professor Quentin Skinner. Doctor of Letters degree, Canterbury Cathedral, July 13.