Sir Terry honoured by 'Lost City's' university

BROADCASTER Sir Terry Wogan is to receive an honorary degree from a university in a place he once called the "Lost City".

The TV and radio presenter will be handed the honorary degree of doctor of laws from the University of Leicester in a ceremony on 16 July, the institution said yesterday.

In the 1980s Sir Terry famously dubbed Leicester the "Lost City" after it was frequently cited on traffic bulletins due to motorway repairs.

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He has since visited the area several times and Leicester also hosts the annual TOGs Convention. Regular listeners of his Radio 2 show were often referred to collectively as TOGs - Terry's Old Geezers/Gals.

Sir Terry said: "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."

The last time he visited the university, he said the welcome for the TOGs made the city particularly memorable.

"I would like to have been a student here - it looks like a really nice campus," he said.

"I am deeply honoured to have been offered an honorary doctor of laws. I will, of course, now demand a certain amount of respect."

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