Renowned Welsh actor Philip Madoc and astronomer Sir Patrick Moore are among the well-known names to be honoured by the University of Glamorgan at its summer degree ceremonies this week.
Philip Madoc is one of Wales' leading actors, who originally trained as an interpreter before beginning his illustrious stage and screen career.
Sir Patrick Moore CBE is one of the best known faces of astronomy, having presented the BBC programme The Sky at Night since its launch in 1957.
Paralympic multi-gold medal winner and Cardiff-born athlete Tanni Grey Thompson will receive the Chancellor's medal from the University of Glamorgan for her achievement in scooping four gold medals at the Sydney Paralympics 2000.
The university will also recognise the achievements of those based closer to the Pontypridd institution. John Hughes, founder of the World of Groggs, based just a short walk from the university, will receive the Chancellor's medal in recognition of his contribution to Welsh life.
The shop is renowned throughout the world for its range of figurines depicting sporting heroes, film stars and humorous animals.
A posthumous award will be made to Rhondda artist Ernest Zobole, who died last year. The University has a collection of Zobole's paintings which it is currently cataloguing and hopes to put on display to the public in the future.
Leading Welsh artist Sir Kyffin Williams will also receive an honorary doctorate from Glamorgan.
Others to receive awards will include former Welsh secretary Nicholas Edwards, now Lord Crickhowell; Professor Charles Stirton, Director of the National Botanical Garden of Wales; retiring Vice Chancellor of the Welsh College of Medicine, Professor Ian Cameron; and scientist and entrepreneur, Janet Wademan.