Retirement? We're only 102

9th December 2005 at 00:00
The debate about the public-sector retirement age would appear to be lost on more than 200 lecturers who are listed as being 102 years old. The biggest concentration is at Peterborough regional college, which has 45 102-year-olds according to its own records - collected as part of a survey by Lifelong Learning UK. And these figures come from college individual learner record returns so, of course, are utterly reliable.

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