Science professor refuses to retire from unpaid university post aged 102

‘He is a very intelligent, bright man, sharper than many people a quarter of his age. I think it

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    A 102-year-old science professor in Australia has said he hopes to continue his research, despite being ordered to leave his university post on health grounds.

    Edith Cowan University in Perth told Dr David Goodall he was “unfit” to carry on working on campus in his unpaid capacity, which involved reviewing academic papers and supervising students.

    The ecology expert’s career has spanned over 70 years and would make a 90 minute commute, including taking two buses and a train, up to four times a week to the campus in the north of the city.

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