4th September 2006




Most university students graduating at Lincoln Cathedral in September will be watched by their proud parents.


But next week one student will be watched by his proud son who took part in his own graduation ceremony just a year ago!


Brian Ayre (53) of Grove Street, Kirton Lindsey will be at the cathedral at 2pm on Thursday 14th September to collect his degree in History and English.


It was his son Andrew (22), who graduated in History last year and who is now studying for a masters in Historical Studies, who encouraged his father to enrol on the course.


After running his own engineering business for 25 years Brian had no thoughts of changing career, but he did like the idea of studying history at university.


And now that hes completed the course hes going on to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in order to start a new life as a history and English teacher.


I ran an engineering business in Kirton Lindsey for 25 years and a window of opportunity came along, says Brian.


Id always wanted to study history and I thought this would be a great chance. My son completed his history degree at Lincoln last year and he encouraged me to do it


I didnt start the degree intending to change my career but thats all down to the university they opened my eyes to the world of the academic and really cultivated my interest in history.


Brian will be watched by Andrew, his other son Peter (24) and his wife Gillian when he graduates at Lincoln Cathedral at 2pm on Thursday 14th September.



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