James May, one third of the popular BBC show “Top Gear” and the presenter known as “Captain Slow”, was awarded an honorary doctorate at his alma matter of Lancaster University.
May, who graduated with a degree in music, took a somewhat different path, despite being a passionate musician. Stints at major car magazines, the Channel 4 television network and even the British civil service all followed his graduation.
“It’s very nostalgic, what with work commitments I haven’t been back for 10 years,” said May. “I walked round the campus and it was very emotional, it doesn’t really come flooding back but, more like a wall covered in posters, it hit me instantly.”
Top Gear has returned for their 15th season with presenters May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson.