David Frederick ATTENBOROUGH

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1926-05-08
Education Wyggeston GS for Boys Leicester, Clare Coll Cambridge (hon fell 1980)
Publications N/A
Recreations tribal art, natural history
Clubs N/A
Style Sir David Attenborough, OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS
Career naturalist, traveller, broadcaster and writer; served RN 1947-49; editorial asst in an educational publishing house 1949-52, prodr talks and documentary progs BBC 1952, controller TV BBC2 1965-68, dir of Programmes TV and memb Bd of Management BBC 1969-72; zoological and ethnographic filming expeditions to: Sierra Leone 1954, Br Guiana 1955, Indonesia 1956, New Guinea 1957, Paraguay and Argentina 1958, South West Pacific 1959, Madagascar 1960, Northern Territory Australia 1962, Zambesi 1964, Bali 1969, Central New Guinea 1971, Celebes 1973, Borneo 1973, Peru 1973, Columbia 1973, Mali 1974, Br Columbia 1974, Iran 1974, Solomon Islands 1974, Nigeria 1975; writer and presenter BBC series: Zoo Quest 1954-64, Tribal Eye 1976, Life on Earth 1979, The Living Planet 1984, The First Eden 1987, Lost Worlds Vanished Lives 1989, The Trials of Life 1990, The Private Life of Plants 1995, The Life of Birds 1998, The Blue Planet 2001, Life In The Undergrowth 2005, Planet Earth 2006, Life in Cold Blood 2008 (Best Specialist Factual BAFTA 2009), Frozen Planet 2011, Africa 2012; tstee: World Wildlife Fund UK 1965-69, 1972-82 and 1984-90, World Wildlife Fund Int 1979-86, Br Museum 1980-, Science Museum 1984-87, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew 1986-92, Learning Through Landscapes 1990-; memb Nature Conservancy Cncl 1973-82, corresponding memb American Museum of Natural History 1985, Huw Wheldon Meml Lecture RTS 1987; fell BAFTA 1980; awards: Special Award SFTA 1961, Silver Medal Zoological Soc of London 1966, Silver Medal RTS 1966, Desmond Davis Award SFTA 1970, Cherry Keaton Medal RGS 1972, Kalinga Prize UNESCO 1981, Washburn Award Boston Museum of Science 1983, Hopper Day Medal Acad of Natural Sciences Philadelphia 1983, Founder's Gold Medal RGS 1985, Int Emmy Award 1985, Encyclopaedia Britannica Award 1987, Livingstone Medal RSGS 1990; Hon Freeman City of Leicester 1990; hon fell: Manchester Poly 1976, UMIST 1980; Hon DLitt: Univ of Leicester 1970, City Univ 1972, Univ of London 1980, Univ of Birmingham 1982; Hon LLD: Univ of Bristol 1977, Univ of Glasgow 1980; Hon DSc: Univ of Liverpool 1974, Heriot-Watt Univ 1978, Univ of Sussex 1979, Univ of Bath 1981, Ulster Univ 1982, Univ of Durham 1982, Keele Univ 1986, Univ of Oxford 1988; Hon DUniv: Open Univ 1980, Univ of Essex 1987; Hon ScD Univ of Cambridge 1984, Hon DSc Univ of Aberdeen 2008; Cdr of the Golden Ark (Netherlands) 1983; Hon FRCP 1991, FRS 1983, Hon FRSE 2005
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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