Oxford University in ageism row as celebrated poets ineligible for top job because they are too old

posted on 13 May 2019


When Sir David Attenborough's ‘Our Planet’ became Netflix’s most streamed show last month, he was celebrating his 93rd birthday. When 84-year-old Eileen Noble crossed the finish line at the London marathon she said she wanted to do it again next year.

But under a new rule at the University of Oxford, two poets, aged 71 and 84, have been barred from becoming professor of poetry because they are too old.

Read the full article on this link to The Telegraph