Nicholas Cave, D.Litt

The city’s favourite doom-monger is to be honoured by Brighton University in recognition of his services to the arts, with the award of an honorary Doctor of Letters degree.

This is actually Nick Cave’s third honorary degree – He was awarded a Doctor of Laws in 2008 by Monash University, the university he dropped out from in 1977 when he was studying fine arts, and he was also awarded another Doctor of Laws by Dundee University.

Nick Cave will receive his honorary degree next week at Brighton University’s graduation ceremony at The Dome, along with last year’s graduates, former children’s poet laureate Michael Rosen and Director of BBC news Helen Boaden.