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8 smart LGBTI celebs with honorary uni qualifications

They're so clever, they didn't need to sit the exam!

8 smart LGBTI celebs with honorary uni qualifications
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1 Jodie Foster

Oscar-winning actress Jodie, who appeared in the film Elysium [above] was given an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. She quoted Eminem in her commencement address.

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2 Tom Daley

Olympic diver Tom was awarded an honorary masters in sports from The Plymouth Marjon University only last month. See him having a cap and gown moment below!

Tom Daley earns honorary masters, Dustin responds in best way

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3 Julian Clary  

British TV personality Julian – who was victorious on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother [above] – was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from the University of East Anglia in 2014.

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4 Stephen Fry

BAFTAs host Stephen was made an honorary doctor by the University of Sussex in 2011 in recognition of his campaigning work around bi polar disorder, mental health and HIV.

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5 Sir Ian McKellen

Lord of the Rings star Ian was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in 2014 by Cambridge University. It was his second honorary doctorate – his first came from the University of Ulster in Ireland in 2013. 

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6 Sandi Toksvig

Great British Bake Off host Sandi has been awarded a staggering six university honors. Furthermore, the most recent was an Honorary Fellowship Newnham College, Cambridge in 2012.

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7 Robin Roberts

Good Morning America news anchor Robin received an honorary degree from her alma mater, Southeastern Louisiana University in 2014.

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8 Clare Balding

BBC sports pundit Clare was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Worcester earlier this month.

 


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