A COUPLE from Huddersfield made the most of their retirement - by gaining university degrees!
The pair have both graduated from the University of Huddersfield this week.
Mr Anthony and Mrs Josephine Murphy, of Edgerton, were awarded BA (Hons) degrees in Humanities at a ceremony in the Town Hall.
Mr Murphy said: "I can highly recommend the concept of 'University of the Third Age' as we registered post retirement in our early 60s for a Humanities degree and found the course stimulating and rewarding."
Until his retirement Mr Murphy, 65, had spent 30 years as consultant ophthalmologist at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, while his wife, who is 64, was a teacher at All Saints High School.
Mr Murphy said: "It was something we chose to do together, and felt it was something we would both enjoy.
"I thought this humanities course would be perfect as I had no previous experience in history or the arts so it was something very new for me."
Although the five-year course was challenging, the couple said it had been a good experience from both a studying point of view and socially.
"It was great to see there was no age barrier between the younger and older students. Although we were the oldest there was a variety of ages which was good to see," added Mr Murphy.
"It just shows you are never too old to learn."