Peep Show star collects honorary degree

Peep Show star Robert Webb received an honorary degree with University of Lincoln graduates at a ceremony on Tuesday afternoon.

The Boston-born comedian, best known as half to the comedy double act Mitchell and Webb, was awarded a Doctor of Letters at the ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral before taking to the stage to address the students.

Pictured in his cap and gown outside Lincoln Cathedra comedian Robert Webb collected an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Lincoln. Photo: University of Lincoln

Robert Webb said: “I am literally being honoured today, and that’s really how it feels to me. I was surprised and delighted to be asked and thought, ‘what a lark’, it would be rude not to.

“My advice to those graduating is to find something you love and take every opportunity to practice it – and there should also be a plea for tolerance, like every good episode of Star Trek.”

As previously reported, Lincoln-born hockey player and Olympic Gold medallist Georgie Twigg MBE and satirical cartoonist and illustrator Gerald Scarfe CBE will also be given honorary degree awards later this week.

Here’s our gallery from the ceremony:

Comedian Robert Webb collecting his honorary degree during a ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Robert Webb addressing the students. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A packed cathedral at the graduation ceremony. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

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Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite