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David Attenborough to be honoured by Queen's University Belfast

BY CLAIRE HARRISON

Sir David Attenborough is to be a special guest at Queen's University where he is to receive an honorary degree.

The 87-year-old veteran broadcaster is being honoured for exceptional services to science and broadcasting and will join graduands at the university's Whitla Hall this morning.

His career, as the face and voice of natural history programmes, has spanned more than 50 years. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine Life series, having served as Controller of BBC Two.

Sir David is the only person to have won a BAFTA in black and white, colour, HD and 3D. By January this year, the adventurous broadcaster had collected 31 honorary degrees from UK universities, more than any other person.

Queen's now joins the likes of Cambridge and Oxford in honouring the presenter.

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