The legendary broadcaster Annie Nightingale – the UK’s first female disc jockey – and the longest-serving presenter on BBC Radio 1 has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Westminster at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Ms Nightingale MBE was the first female disc jockey on BBC Radio 1 and is a former journalism student of the Polytechnic of Central London, the forerunner to the University of Westminster.
Ms Nightingale, originally from Twickenham, south west London rose to prominence in the 1960s, starting off as a print journalist on the Brighton Argus and later as a columnist for the Daily Express, The Daily Sketch and Cosmopolitan magazine.
She started at Radio 1 in January 1970. Ms Nightingale also became well-known for her role as a presenter of The Old Grey Whistle Test on BBC in the 1970s.