Proof that a passion for learning can last a lifetime

A THIRST for knowledge stays with some of us for life - and Doctor Geoffrey Swan is certainly proof of this.

While many people would shudder at the thought of hitting the books again in our 80s, Dr Swan is relishing the opportunity.

The Ipswich resident officially became the Queensland University of Technology's oldest graduate this week when he received his Master of Arts (Research).

Dr Swan's strong passion for education history has led to him securing his latest qualification at the age of 87.

This week's graduation is yet another milestone for Dr Swan, who already held a PhD and two Masters and has a wealth of experience working as a teacher and school inspector.

After completing his latest studies, he says he has no plans to stop and is already focusing on his next project.

He describes education as "a tremendous thing" and is a great example of somebody who is committed to a lifetime of learning and expanding their skills.

Dr Swan's love of learning is commendable and shows that the education journey can continue well past our youth.

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