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David Attenborough Sends Handwritten Letter To Student Who Sent Him Her Dissertation

David Attenborough Sends Handwritten Letter To Student Who Sent Him Her Dissertation

Some of you may have written to your favourite celebrities in the past, only to (unsurprisingly) hear absolutely nothing back. If you're lucky, you might have been sent a stock reply that some dutiful assistant has arranged, but it's not quite the same, is it?

However, one university student tried her luck and it fully paid off, as she received a hand-written letter from none other than national treasure David Attenborough.

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After writing her dissertation about environmental policies at festivals, third year student Emma Tait decided to post a copy to her hero.

Emma Tait. Credit: SWNS
Emma Tait. Credit: SWNS

She never really expected to hear anything back, but was over the moon when she received a response from the iconic broadcaster, thanking her.

Ol' Dave's letter read: "Dear Emma Tait, thank you for sending me a copy of your dissertation. I look forward to reading it.

"Yours sincerely, David Attenborough."

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Just when you thought the man couldn't get any better, he goes and does this. What a legend.

David Attenborough. Credit: PA
David Attenborough. Credit: PA

Emma, an event management student at Liverpool John Moores University, said she 'screamed the house down' when she opened the letter.

Sharing the joy with the internet, she tweeted: "'Posted a copy of my dissertation to David Attenborough and I got a handwritten letter back!"

She added: "Ready to take on climate change with him."

The letter from Attenborough. Credit: SWNS
The letter from Attenborough. Credit: SWNS

After a few people kicked off at her for posting what they thought was Attenborough's home address, Emma posted another tweet: "Sorry but to those kicking off at me, I got a first in my diss so clearly not thick enough to post his personal home address on social media.

"It's his production office you doylems, anyone can get it off Google."

And the good news just kept on coming, as Emma's dissertation - which was titled 'Evaluation of environmental policies and practices implemented by UK music festivals; Boomtown, Glastonbury, Reading and Wireless' - was awarded a first.

Tait with her dissertation. Credit: SWNS
Tait with her dissertation. Credit: SWNS

Speaking to student newspaper The Tab, Emma said: "I sent it to David Attenborough because I loved completing the study and believe something needs to be done within the festival industry to reduce their environmental impacts.

"I never thought I would get a reply in a million years. I thought I'd maybe get a general typed letter."

Emma wants to open her own environmentally-sustainable wedding venue, or manage the environmental impacts of large-scale events like Glastonbury.

Mind you, with approval from David Attenborough, I'm pretty sure she can do whatever the hell she wants.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: News, uk news, david attenborough, student

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel (yeah, yeah, I know) and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

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