Popular crime writer Colin Dexter OBE will be honoured by the University of Lincoln at its graduation ceremonies in September.
The local writer is best known for his 13 Inspector Morse novels, the first of which was released in 1975. He will be awarded the Doctor of Letters at Lincoln Cathedral.
Other personalities receiving honorary degrees are TV historian Dr Jonathan Foyle, the BBC’s Director of London 2012 Roger Mosey, art critics and broadcaster Dr Richard Cork, Lord Norton of Louth, John Cridland CBE, disabilities campaigner Dame Philippa Russell DBE, criminology expert Professor Pat Carlen and former Cancer Research UK chief executive Professor Sir Alex Markham.
The ceremonies will be held from September 5 until 8 at Lincoln Cathedral throughout each day, as well as Lincoln Castle grounds being used as a staging area for graduands and their families.