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Honorary doctorate for Colin Slater

4 August 2018

The Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters has been conferred on Colin Slater, the club’s honorary vice-president, by the University of Nottingham.

During the ceremony the oration, read by Professor Nick Miles, referred to Colin as 'an illustrious sports commentator' and praised his 'long and committed contribution to many causes and charities in the city and county.'

He concluded by saying: “I present Colin Slater as eminently worthy to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters," before vice-chancellor, Professor Shearer West, conferred the degree.

Colin said: "It came as a great, albeit very pleasant, surprise, to receive a letter informing me that the Council and Senate of the University of Nottingham wished to confer on me this degree.

“I hope all my friends at Notts County will share my pleasure that the citation, which was read to a huge assembly in the David Ross Sports Village on the university campus, included reference to my 50 years behind the microphone reporting on the club for BBC Radio Nottingham - 'a truly remarkable record,' it was said."

Notts chairman and owner Alan Hardy added: "This comes as yet more thoroughly-deserved recognition of Colin's achievements.

"We're tremendously proud of him and look forward to welcoming him back to the club in his role of honorary vice-president when the new season gets going on Saturday."

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