Margaret Rushby

Regional Senior Learner of the Year
South East

Margaret’s learning achievements have been through distance learning and on the web due to deteriorating health and mobility problems.

In January 2010 she was awarded a BA (Hons) degree in Humanities from the University of Exeter – the latest qualification of many in recent years - having already completed courses from three other universities, and all despite leaving school with no qualifications. “It has been a long, slow process for me, but has made a huge difference to my quality of life and opened the gateway to whole new adventures of knowledge.”

“I have learnt that lack of physical power is no handicap in the use of mental power,” said Margaret. Her passion for history has developed over the years as she travelled the UK, and led Margaret to study varied topics, including family and local history, the English countryside, British Heritage, Northern Renaissance Art, the Vikings and Roman Britain. “To me, education, the art of learning, regardless of subject, is never wasted. It opens up the past, present and future,” concluded Margaret.

Award Winners
“I have learnt that lack of physical power is no handicap in the use of mental power.”
Margaret Rushby, 2010 Award Winner