Billy Connolly Receives honorary degree from top university

5 years ago
Billy Connolly has received an honorary doctorate from a top university just days after he was awarded a knighthood. The Big Yin was recognised for contribution to society by the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, during a ceremony in the city's Barony Hall yesterday (Thurs). The comedian, who was included in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, will celebrate his 75th birthday this year. After his knighthood was announced, he joked he should be called "Sir Lancelot" because Sir Billy did not have the "same ring to it".