Some of you guessed correctly; Tim and I were the proud parents at Tom’s graduation.
Sir Chris Bonnington, the Chancellor, gave an excellent speech to send the graduates on their way.
A number of friends and colleagues have asked to see the photographs – probably to prove that it wasn’t a ploy for me to get put of the Alton Towers queuing experience!!
An international group from China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Bulgaria.
Tom’s experiences at Lancaster, and the University of Colorado (Boulder) where he spent his second year, have changed him from a boy into a man – although his penchant for wine gums and ice cream has remained unchanged!!
For comparison I dug out Rhiannon’s graduation photographs. Unfortunately my outfit from 2007 was a bit tight so I needed something new….. honestly, Tim!! We are standing on a slope, giving the impression that I am much shorter than I am- I’m actually 5’7”.
In 2009 Tim was awarded an honorary degree from Loughborough University where he studied in the 1970’s. Notice my outfit again…
Gerald Davies the Welsh international wing from the 1970’s was honoured at the same time.