Graduation pride for injured student

thisisoxfordshire: MILESTONE DAY: Kentaro Ikeda and mum Reiko in the gardens of St Edmund Hall, with the Principal, Professor Keith Gull, and the Senior Dean Professor David Phillips MILESTONE DAY: Kentaro Ikeda and mum Reiko in the gardens of St Edmund Hall, with the Principal, Professor Keith Gull, and the Senior Dean Professor David Phillips

Oxford University student Kentaro Ikeda graduated on Saturday almost six years after a brutal attack in the city left him with brain damage.

As reported in Saturday’s Oxford Mail, the 32-year-old flew in from Japan with his mother Reiko Ikeda for the ceremony at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre.

It was a proud moment for Mr Ikeda’s family and friends as the St Edmund Hall student received a masters degree in science and education.

Mr Ikeda had part of his skull removed after being hit with a metal bike lock and left for dead while he was cycling in University Parks, Oxford, on July 31, 2008.

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