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Ray Mears to Receive Honorary Degree from York

Posted on 16 July 2019

Survival instructor and popular TV presenter honored at Archaeology's graduation ceremony

The University of York has announced that 15 leading figures will receive honorary degrees this week during graduation ceremonies at Central Hall. Ray Mears has been selected by the Department of Archaeology to receive an honorary degree for his excellent representation of craft, the wilderness and public outreach.

Ray Mears is a survival instructor and TV presenter. He is most recognised as an authority on the subject of Bushcraft and Survival and several popular television series, including World of Survival, Real Heroes, and Wild Britain.  

He established Britain’s first School of Wilderness Bushcraft, which aimed to provide others with the opportunity to step beyond survival training and master the skills of traditional wilderness travel. He not only teaches the public but trains military personnel.