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Sheffield-born legal chief executive officer Sir Nigel Knowles and TV producer Roger Wilson will receive honorary degrees from the University of Sheffield this week.

They are among eight people who will receive the accolade for their excellent contribution to their chosen fields and significant personal achievements.

Jonathan Stone, meanwhile, is set to be admitted to the University’s Roll of Benefactors after a successful career as a lawyer specialising in the literary property world.

Tomas Lindahl will be made an honorary Doctor of Science while Professor Tolu Odugbemi will receive the same award along with Professor Anthony Hill, a distinguished physical oceanographer and an applied mathematics graduate at Sheffield University.