Stephen Fry is to be awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Sussex.
The honour will be given to the comedian during the Winter Graduation ceremony at Brighton Dome on Friday to recognise his work on campaigns to help people with bipolarity, mental health issues and AIDS/HIV.
Fry said: “It is an extraordinary honour to receive this doctorate from such an institution. I remember conversations with Richard, Lord Attenborough when he was Chancellor, in which we agreed that Sussex just about ruled the world – and now I’m connected. I couldn’t be happier or prouder.”