Active at 85: UK Woman Pursues 4th Degree

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Meet Lucille Terry, an 85-year-old student at The Open University in Cirencester, UK. She’s about to earn her fourth degree, having already completed one in pharmacy back in 1962 at the University of Manchester. Lucille has a real passion for learning.

She’s already got degrees in humanities, psychology, and humanities with religious studies. Plus, she’s done a science course at The Open University in 1972 and even got a teaching certificate. But for Lucille, learning isn’t just something to pass the time; it’s what keeps her going. “I can’t just sit around doing nothing all day. I really enjoy studying; it’s not hard work for me,” she says.

Even though some people think she must be really clever because she keeps studying, Lucille doesn’t see herself that way. She just wants to show others, especially older folks, that it’s never too late to follow your interests.

Recently, Lucille was honored at a local ceremony for her dedication to learning. She got a special framed letter from Reverend Canon Graham and Reverend Matt Frost. Lucille was overjoyed by the recognition and hopes her story encourages others to keep their brains busy.

She believes that studying helps keep her mind sharp, even as she gets older. “When I’m not studying, I don’t feel as good as when I am,” she says. Her message is simple: learning is good for you, no matter how old you are.

The Open University’s pro-vice chancellor, Ian Pickup, also praised Lucille’s commitment. He sent her a heartfelt letter, saying she’s an inspiration to people of all ages. Lucille’s story proves that it’s never too late to learn and grow, no matter where life takes you.

Re-reported from the article originally published in She the People.

Active at 85: UK Woman Pursues 4th Degree

Image credit: shethepeople

Meet Lucille Terry, an 85-year-old student at The Open University in Cirencester, UK. She’s about to earn her fourth degree, having already completed one in pharmacy back in 1962 at the University of Manchester. Lucille has a real passion for learning.

She’s already got degrees in humanities, psychology, and humanities with religious studies. Plus, she’s done a science course at The Open University in 1972 and even got a teaching certificate. But for Lucille, learning isn’t just something to pass the time; it’s what keeps her going. “I can’t just sit around doing nothing all day. I really enjoy studying; it’s not hard work for me,” she says.

Even though some people think she must be really clever because she keeps studying, Lucille doesn’t see herself that way. She just wants to show others, especially older folks, that it’s never too late to follow your interests.

Recently, Lucille was honored at a local ceremony for her dedication to learning. She got a special framed letter from Reverend Canon Graham and Reverend Matt Frost. Lucille was overjoyed by the recognition and hopes her story encourages others to keep their brains busy.

She believes that studying helps keep her mind sharp, even as she gets older. “When I’m not studying, I don’t feel as good as when I am,” she says. Her message is simple: learning is good for you, no matter how old you are.

The Open University’s pro-vice chancellor, Ian Pickup, also praised Lucille’s commitment. He sent her a heartfelt letter, saying she’s an inspiration to people of all ages. Lucille’s story proves that it’s never too late to learn and grow, no matter where life takes you.

Re-reported from the article originally published in She the People.