The University of York grants the honorary degree of Doctor of the University honoris causa on individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society.
Other recipients included:
BAFTA-winning screenwriter, executive producer and director Sally Wainwright;
Dr Alison Birkinshaw, Chief Executive and Principal of York College;
Economist Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta;
Professor Dame Hazel Genn, a leading authority on civil justice;
Professor Dame Anne Glover, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Aberdeen;
Archaeologist and Time Team regular Dr Francis Pryor.