THE first anniversary of the death of Oxford icon Sir Roger Bannister is set to be commemorated.

On Monday, the city will pay tribute to one of its most celebrated heroes, the neurologist who became the first person to conquer the sub-four minute mile.

Pembroke College, where Sir Roger became master in 1985, will use the occasion to announce the winner of its Bannister scholarship.

OBITUARY: Sir Roger Bannister

Worth £1,100, this is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates excellent all round performance in both academic and sporting activities.

All those who applied for the scholarship will attend an intimate event at the college with Lady Moyra Bannister, Sir Roger's wife, who will present the winner with a certificate.

IN PICTURES: Remembering four minute mile hero Sir Roger Bannister

Last November, the great and the good of Oxford gathered in the Sheldonian Theatre in Broad street to celebrate the life of the 88-year-old.