My old Director of Studies from undergraduate days -- and later colleague -- Joyce Reynolds is now 95, going pretty strong, and lives across the road. (I hesitate slightly on the 95: she is either 95 now, or on her next birthday in a month or so . . . I have been too polite to ask!)
When I say going pretty strong, I mean that she is a bit unsteady on her feet, resolutely refuses to wear her hearing aid (which would actually be a very good idea: Joyce, if you are reading this, DO give it another go), and is in our Faculty Library most days of the week. Currently she's editing a new book on the graffiti from the House of the Menander at Pompeii, and has all kinds of new inscriptions from Cyrenaica and Aphrodisias she's working to publish.
Her life's work has been Roman inscriptions from all over the Roman empire (which are still being discovered in large numbers). I guess the jewel in her crown must be the texts she published from the city of Aphrodisias (in what's now Turkey) -- including a series of letters, publicly inscribed in the city's theatre, between leading Romans and the Aphrodisian authorities. These give an extraordinary glimpse of the working relations between an eastern town and those in charge of the empire (including the major players in the Roman civil wars at the end of the Republic).
Anyway, thanks to a wonderfully generous donation, we were able to have a day on Saturday (we called it the "JoyceFest") celebrating her ongoing achievements. There were about 90 of is altogether: ex-students, professional colleagues, and friends of all sorts from the UK and overseas.