Sir David Attenborough has been in Bristol to open the university's new sixty million pound research and teaching centre.
Researchers at the Life Sciences building will study plants, animal behaviour and evolution.
In a speech to over 200 guests, staff and students, Sir Attenborough said: “We in Britain have been leaders in understanding the Life Sciences and you will be the leaders of tomorrow.
“Nothing could be more important in the area of scholarship than this. Understanding the natural sciences and the processes that brought us here – these things bring joy and resonance and happiness to our lives.
“This great building will give you and its graduates pleasure for the rest of your lives. It will play an important role in tackling the great problems and difficulties that the world is going to face in your generation.”
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