He may have been quick around the track but it took until he was 84 to get an honorary degree.

But it is only fitting the man who made Iffley Road Sports Ground a record-breaking spot, Sir Roger Bannister, was recognised.

His accomplishments are a great inspiration to the latest graduates at the university. And his words to health and life sciences students held extra poignancy as he has dedicated his life to understand neurological disorders and is himself a Parkinson’s sufferer.

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