26 year old female experienced ageism in an interview for a PhD
"In an interview for a PhD place the Director of the research degree programme asked me whether my young age (23 at the time) could mean that I wasn't ready for a PhD. I was surprised at the question and felt patronised. I think age is irrelevant when it comes to doing a PhD - relevant factors are things like experience, qualifications and personal attributes."
The Director of research was estimated to be between 55 and 65 years old.