Homecoming for George as duo receive honorary doctorates
Gilbert and George were among those picking up honourary doctorates from Plymouth University yesterday.
The contemporary art duo, pictured right, received their honours at the university's graduation tent on the Hoe. Yesterday marked the 'homecoming' of Plymouth-born George, whose work with Italian Gilbert has won a host of awards including the Turner Prize.
Other big names to get honourary doctorates from the university this summer include musical star Michael Ball, former secretary of state for education Lord (Kenneth) Baker, designer Sir Kenneth Grange, journalists Kate Adie and Adam Boulton, Dartmoor Zoo owner and best-selling author Benjamin Mee and acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor.