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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 2 (June, 1926)

Railway Servant And Doctor Of Philosophy

Railway Servant And Doctor Of Philosophy.

Mr. John Taylor, a Glasgow railway worker, has had the unique distinction of having the degree of Doctor of Philosophy conferred upon him while still following his ordinary occupation. The achievement is all the more meritorious in that all the study necessary was done in his spare time, helped by the various agencies provided by local educational institutions for the higher education of the workers. Dr. Taylor recently delivered an address to the Cathcart Brotherhood (Glasgow, S.S.), taking for his subject “Vision,” in which he declared that “the measure of a man is the measure of his vision. More or less all men know that there are great things to do, but at the first sight of difficulty too many fly from the vision, the realisation of which almost invariably implies persistence and hard work.”