May 16, 2018 10.35 am This story is over 40 months old

Chris Packham speaks about autism and university

Mantel health awareness

Naturalist and University of Lincoln visiting professor Chris Packham has put together a video sharing his own experience of attending university with Aspergers Syndrome.

The video is part of a series produced by the University of Lincoln highlighting Mental Health Awareness week.

It was posted on the University of Lincoln’s YouTube channel.

TV naturalist Chris Packham, who is a guest lecturer at the university, said: “I got good grades on all my essays but I got some very poor grades on when it came to learning how to exist with other human beings.”

During the video Chris answers questions from University of Lincoln students and appears regretful that he did not improve his social skills until later in life.

Chris Packham wasn’t diagnosed with autism until he was an adult, and even then did not disclose it publicly until much later.

Since appearing in the BAFTA wining documentary Chris Packham: Aspergers and Me, he has become a figurehead for the condition – Regularly speaking about life with Aspergers in lectures and interviews.

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