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Honorary degree for musician; EDUCATION.

Musician Yusuf Islam - formerly known as Cat Stevens - received an honorary degree at Exeter University yesterday.

At the ceremony on the Devon campus, Yusuf Islam was honoured for his humanitarian work and improving understanding between Islamic and western cultures with an honorary doctor of law degree.

Rock group Queen's lead guitarist Brian May was awarded a doctorate of sciences for his interest in astronomy and physics.

Actor-comedians Jennifer Saun-ders and Adrian Edmondson - husband and wife who live on Dartmoor - also received honorary doctorates of literature.

Later in the week fellow Devon resident Jonathan Dimbleby will be honoured for broadcasting and his work with the Soil Association.

And the former England Rugby Union coach Sir Clive Woodward will receive a doctorate of laws for his achievements in sports and management.

Honorary graduands from the fields of broadcasting, the arts, business, law and sport are joining more than 3,000 students in ceremonies from yesterday to July 16.
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Date:Jul 11, 2007
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