Witalność naukowa

Cambridge University

Zrobił doktorat na Cambridge w wieku 91 lat
91-letni Michael Cobb otrzymał stopień doktorski na uniwersytecie w Cambridge, stając się najstarszą osobą, której uczelnia nadała ten stopień. Jego pracę o historii kolei w Wielkiej Brytanii określono jako „niezwykłe dzieło naukowe”.

Former colonel, 91, awarded PhD
A 91-year-old former Army officer has received his doctorate from Cambridge University for creating an atlas of railway stations built in Britain.Michael Cobb, a former Colonel, from Devon, is thought to be the oldest recipient of a PhD from the University. A University spokesman said „The Railways of Great Britain: A Historical Atlas” was Col Cobb’s „magnum opus” and had involved 18 years’ research.
Col Cobb, who lives in Plymtree, Cullompton, graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge, in 1938, joined the Army before seeing action at Dunkirk, north Africa and Italy.Dr Richard Smith, head of the university’s geography department, said: „The atlas is a remarkable piece of scholarship.
„It is a definitive record. It is not just of interest to the enthusiast but a vital tool for anyone seriously interested in the economic geography and history of Great Britain. There is nothing like it.”
It is thought the oldest person to receive a PhD was the Reverend Edgar Dowse who received his from Brunel University in 2004, aged 93. „