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One of our PhD graduates and a D-Day veteran, Charles Betty, became the oldest person to be awarded a PhD by a British university – at the grand age of 95. Coverage of Charles’ amazing achievement was in almost every national newspaper and other major news outlets. Daily Mail, The Times, The Telegraph, Daily Express and The Metro covered the story, as well as LADBible.

Identical twins, Eugene and Bijan hit the headlines as they both graduate with first class honours degree in the same subject. Covered by Daily Star (print, no link), The London Economic, the Northampton Chronicle and Echo and the Northants Chamber.

Grandmother Susan Campbell has set her sights on a new career in fashion after graduating in Fashion from the University of Northampton, aged 65. The story was picked up by various titles including The iPaper, Northampton Chronicle and Echo and the Northants Chamber.

TV presenter Dallas Campbell was awarded an honorary master of arts – full story in the Chronicle and Echo.

BBC sports editor Dan Roan was back on home soil to receive an honorary fellowship – full story in the Sport’s Journalist’s Association.

The University of Northampton’s Institute of Creative Leather Technologies has joined four other leading tanneries have joined Leather Naturally, according to Leather International. Leather Naturally promotes the use of globally-manufactured sustainable leather and seeks to inspire and inform designers, creators, and consumers about its beauty, quality and versatility.

Our expert in far-right politics, Paul Jackson, was on Radio Five Live on Thursday, talking about Tommy Robinson’s release from prison (starts 38 mins in).

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