Uni honours boxer and comedians
A former world champion boxer and two stand-up comics are set to receive honorary degrees from the University of Kent.
Barry Mcguigan MBE, Mark Steel and Phill Jupitus will be given the accolade at Canterbury Cathedral in July.
Retired Mcguigan, who lives in Dargate, is a former featherweight champion of the world and current president of the Professional Boxing Association.
The Irishman also manages former WBA featherweight champion Carl Frampton.
Steel is a stand-up comedian, broadcaster, newspaper columnist and author. He appears regularly on radio and television shows.
Jupitus is also a stand- up comic, as well as an 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 appears on several other TV panel shows, including QI.
The full list of recipients will be announced next month.
Ex-boxer Barry Mcguigan, Mark Steel and Phill Jupitus are to receive honorary degrees