Graduate dies

Handout photo issued by Aberystwyth University of Roger Roberts, 82, after being awarded a degree in economic and social studies and international politics last week. The octogenarian who battled ill health to finish a demanding degree course has died within days of his landmark graduation. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday July 14, 2012. Mr Roberts was the centre of attention during an official graduation ceremony at Aberystwyth University in west Wales last week. Dressed in traditional cape and mortar board hat he was hailed by university chiefs for the inspirational example he set others. See PA story DEATH Graduate. Photo credit should read: Esther Eckley/Aberystwyth University/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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