A YOUNG Wee County man is set to join some of the brightest brains in Britain when he begins studying at Oxford University next month.

Sid Wilson will attend the Harris Manchester College at Oxford University after obtaining the results he needed in his recent exams.

The 21-year-old, whose family live in Cambus, was studying at DLD College in London and last year sat his A-Levels and was awarded A grades in history and politics, allowing him to achieve his dream of studying at Oxford where he will read history.

Talking about why he chose first to go to DLD, a private school overlooking Westminster, and why he chose Oxford, Sid said: “I grew up in Stratford in East London and when I finished school I decided that I wanted a different career path.

“I chose to go back to school and sit history and politics which are subjects that interested me more. My family home is in Scotland but I decided to move to DLD College London as their wellbeing centre is at the heart of the school and the pastoral care is their top priority

“The main reason I chose to go to Oxford was down to the lecturers that I met there. They had the same level of interest in me as a person and my wellbeing that DLD College London had shown. They also specialise in aspects of history that interest me the most.”

Sid said his Wee County based family are immensely proud of him for his achievements, adding that despite DLD being in the past now, he will be going back when he can, adding that he is not sure what the future has in store for him post-Oxford.

He said: “I will be back to DLD College as I’ve promised to advise the next generation of Alpha Scholars with their Oxbridge applications.”

“At the moment I can’t say [what I’ll do after] – possibly a masters but I don’t know what I will end up specialising in whilst I am there. I would like to do something involving social and economic history and intellectual history and ideologies which are what interest me the most at the moment.”

DLD College principal, Irfan Latif said: “We are very proud of Sid for his excellent results and the progress that he has made during his time with us, despite the unprecedented academic year. Sid has been incredibly determined throughout his time at school, showing great confidence and resilience.

“We wish Sid the very best of luck for his future and look forward to hearing of his further successes.”