Pensioner graduates

A Cumbrian man has become the oldest student to graduate from the Open University. 93 year old Clifford Dadson, from Grange Over Sands, has just gained a BA Open Degree in Arts. He decided to take up the Arts course after his wife Rae passed away.

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93-year-old becomes oldest Open University graduate

Clifford Dadson
93 year old Clifford Dadson accepts his degree Credit: Open University

A Cumbrian man has become the oldest student to graduate from the Open University. 93-year-old Clifford Dadson, from Grange Over Sands, has just gained a BA Open Degree in Arts. The former Engineer decided to take up the Arts course after his wife Rae passed away.

Clifford Dadson
Clifford Dadson is the Open University's oldest graduate Credit: Open University

Mr Dadson says he hopes his achievement will encourage others to take a degree or diploma, because he's proven it's possible to succeed regardless of age.