Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel was awarded an honorary degree in her absence yesterday.
Ms Mantel was unable to attend the ceremony at Oxford Brookes University due to illness.
In the morning, former Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute Bahram Bekhradnia was handed an honorary degree by the university, in Gipsy Lane.
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