Tom Wilson


The professor who never stops reading

Tom Wilson wants to start studying how electronic communication affects young people. He is a Senior Professor, 83 years old and still going strong with new projects.

"Why not, when the job is so fun?" he says, laughing loudly. That Tom Wilson would become a professor wouldn't have been expected. He started working at the age of 16 as a library assistant at home in Durham, England. But eventually, he educated himself as a librarian and continued his studies while he worked. "I got a degree in sociology and economics, and a doctorate in organisational theory. Then I researched something else," he says, laughing again. "I have researched within the field of...