- 5 Dec 2017
Sad news, Sir Roger Bannister has passed away.
My Dad was there at Iffley road in May 1954 when (Sir) Roger Bannister achieved his Internationally renowned breaking of the 4-minute mileI only watched a documentary on his breaking the 4 minute mile record the other day - fascinating.
The greatest sporting achievement that Oxford will ever play a role in, and one third of a trio of events that marked the country's true emergence from post-war doldrums (along with the coronation of a new young Queen and conquering Everest) and gave rise to a new positivity about the future and the role that we could play in it...
A true great