Uni honours Festival chief

THE director of the Edinburgh International Festival is being presented with an honorary degree from Edinburgh University.

Professor Jonathan Mills will receive the honour at a ceremony later this afternoon.

The university is awarding Prof Mills, who is also an award-winning composer, the degree for his significant contribution to arts and culture.

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Prof Mills was appointed Festival director in 2006 and was awarded the Australian Centenary medal in 2002 and the Prix Italia in 2005.