Oldest PhD Graduate in Australia

A 94-year-old great-grandfather David Bottomley made record of becoming oldest PhD graduate from Australia

It Does Not Matter How Slowly You Go As Long As You Do Not Stop

– Confucius

At first glance, it sounds a little philosophical for a student at Universities or High schools but one such thing has been done beyond our expectations. David Bottomley, a 94 year old great grandfather has become Australia’s oldest PhD Graduate from the Curtin University in Western Australia on Tuesday night with a Doctor of Philosophy.

After seven years of Part-Time study, he has graduated and completed his thesis on the teaching method of five Assignment Helpprogressive English educators. They introduced him an understanding of science into the curriculum from 1816 to 1885.

According to Dr. Bottomley,” I signed on or 8 years part-time study for doing this particular exercise and got through it with a year to spare, so there we are”. He emphasizes that as a mature age student, he never preferred to return to study rather a continuation of life’s work. This makes us realize that age is just a number and there is no such thing that describes the criteria to achieve anything in life whether you are a budding student at University of Australia or a Teacher in High school and if we also help you with your assignment so that you will not get any issue with your degree.

The father of 4 children, 13 grand children and 1 great grandchild,” I have been in professional life about 72 years and my wife remarked that my age could be read two ways — either it suggested obsession or incompetence”.

The Melbourne academic from Australia worked in social and market research across England, Australia and Asia for 60 years before completing his masters by research degree at the University of Melbourne. He started his career as a science master at the school in Albury, New South Wales in 1946.

Dr. Bottomley said,” In the academic world, the history of teaching has not been well patronized”. During the 19th century, he took 5 renowned teachers who treated science as a subject so that students could get some understanding of the society thy lived. If we want to develop our understating both in terms of practicality and theory in your academic year, there is nothing as best as University of Australia.

He completed his doctorate through correspondence from Melbourne in guidance from his PhD supervisor, Professor David Treagust. From this, he started questioning such as what the function of a classroom is or why teaching should be based on competition and not cooperation.

And, after he was efficient in computer and communicated by email, he felt necessity of some assistance with the technology. “That was the area where I needed help and happily received It.” he said.” Still, I am not an expert in devices which my grandchildren use without thinking”.

Melbourne based Dr. Bottomley now plans to spend more time with his wife of 68 years old, Anne but also wants to continue his studies as well. The first feeling he had during his studies is relief and extreme numbness,” I think that is the feeling shared by most graduate students after big exams and assignments”.

He had been working on it for several years;” I suddenly has permission to come out of my academic cave and was not sure what to do with my all free time?”

He wishes good luck to everyone who seeking to take up study later in life and crazy as he is. So all the students at High school and University of Australia, just prepare well and make the difference.

Whole Story in Few words:

  • David Bottomley completed a Doctor of Philosophy at the age of 94 after a 72 year career from Australia.
  • His Curtin University, Western Australia focused on history of teaching methods
  • He stressed that completion of this degree is not the end of his education