Michael Palin: honorary geography doctorate

A fair few classrooms that I've visited over the years have a quote about the power of geography on the walls, written by Michael Palin: former President of the Royal Geographical Society.
Here's another:

“Geography for me, in my life, has been curiosity about the world, interest in why people are different, and it’s done me a lot of good,” he said.
“I’m very proud to be an ambassador for geography so this particular award, doctor of science for my work in geography, is important and I hope it sends out a signal to other people who want to be geographers, want to travel or just want to understand the world.”

It was said on the occasion of Michael receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of St. Andrews.