Thursday, April 24

A Ph.D. at 93 Years of Age.

I read this morning the story of an amazing woman Elisabeth Kirkby - one of the stars of a television series Number 96 which was rather risque for the times.  It was during the 70's and all Australians were glued to their television screens to watch the extra ordinary lives of those who lived at Number 96.

Elisbeth was one of the regulars in the show, and later went on to become a member of parliament. She is now aged 93, and just this week (April 2014) graduated with a Ph.D.  Wow.  Dr Kirkby explains that "if you don't use it you lose it" - a mantra I and others use to explain why when one is retired, or finished work, that they shoudl continue on learning in some way.

I doubt everyone would want to do a Ph.D., but it is on my bucket list.  I found a few minutes of one episode of Number 96 on YouTube, though Elisabeth isn't in the video.  Still you will get some clues about life at Number 96 from it.






Congratulations Dr Elisabeth Kirkby.  What an inspiration.

1 comment:

peter petterson said...

Never too late, that is her example.