Degree for actor Powell

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Actor Robert Powell and artist Ashley Jackson are to receive honorary awards from the University of Huddersfield.

Over 4,500 students will take place in the university’s graduation ceremonies between today and July 23. The university will also welcome a roster of eminent people who will receive Honorary Doctorates of the University at the ceremonies.

Among them will be actor Robert Powell, whose roles have ranged from Jesus Christ to stiff-upper-lip hero Richard Hannay, and artist Ashley Jackson.

One of the highlights of the proceedings will take place at 2.10pm today when a colourful procession of students and staff will wind its way through the town.