Sir David Attenborough

12 Oct 2018

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough is the United Kingdom’s best-loved naturalist and natural history broadcaster. Over the past 60 years, Sir David has been able to expertly educate audiences across the globe about our minute world of astonishingly diverse microbial lifeforms. The innovative and ground-breaking episode Arrival, from the First Life with David Attenborough series (BBC 2010), gave the world a perfect example in both storytelling and in terms of photography of the origins of life, reminding us all it’s a microbial world, we just live on it.

Sir David interview video - Members only

Members of the ECS Committee interview Sir David Attenborough.

Sir David Attenborough Fellowship Interview

A members only video from the Sir David Attenborough Fellowship Award evening 2018


In 1980, he was honoured by the Open University with whom he has had a close association throughout his career. By January 2013, Attenborough had collected 32 honorary degrees from British universities, more than any other person. In 1985 Sir David received his knighthood. He was previously honoured with a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 1974. Sir David is the only person to have won a BAFTA in black and white, colour, HD, and 3D.

Sir David Attenborough Fellowship - News

Sir David Attenborough Fellowship Award Podcast

Sir David Attenborough honoured with SfAM Fellowship

Attenborough has inspired generations of scientists, by prompting an early fascination in nature that in many cases bloomed into a lifelong passion for microbiology. That was certainly a story which echoed around the Paget Room at BMA House.

Sir David Attenborough given SfAM Fellowship

The Executive Committee of the Society for Applied Microbiology is delighted to present Sir David Attenborough with Fellowship of the Society.