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Sir Terry Wogan

Sir Terry Wogan – Doctor of Laws

One of the UK’s most popular radio and television presenters

Sir Michael Terence Wogan was born in Limerick, Ireland, on 3rd August 1938. He is married to Helen (Joyce) and they have three children, Alan, Mark and Katherine.

He has been the presenter of innumerable TV and Radio shows, and winner of many awards. He is also the writer of numerous books.

Terry Wogan has presented ‘Children in Need’ since its inception in 1980, and helped to raise over half a billion pounds for the charity.

He was created an Honorary OBE by her Majesty and received an Honorary Knighthood, KBE, as well as a Knighthood in Ordinary. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Literature from Limerick University and is a Freeman of the City of Limerick, Ireland, and Freeman of the City of London.

Press Comment: “For many years my radio listeners and I conducted a fruitless search for the ‘Lost City’ of Leicester. I discovered the City on 21st November 1984, and am now the proud possessor of ‘The Leicester Spoon’.

“The University of Leicester has been the generous and hospitable host for some years to me and my loyal listeners, for the three-day Mardi Gras that is the TOGS’ CONVENTION.”

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