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Sir David Attenborough honoured

Sir David Attenborough
Sir David Attenborough will be honoured in Aberdeen in July

One of the world's most famous broadcasters on nature, Sir David Attenborough, is to be honoured by the University of Aberdeen.

BBC Scotland has learned Sir David has agreed to accept an honorary degree.

The Life on Earth and Blue Planet presenter will receive the award at a University of Aberdeen graduation ceremony on 1 July.

Principal of the University of Aberdeen, Prof C Duncan Rice, said: "He has proved an inspiration to millions."

He explained: "He embodies qualities and values to which we would love our own students to aspire."

While in Aberdeen, Sir David will also appear at a Director's Cut event, celebrating the art of the filmmaker.

Dr Alan Marcus, reader in film and visual culture at the University of Aberdeen, will interview Sir David in the arts lecture theatre on 30 June.




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