An Interesting Piece of News
One’s never too old for education
In light of the end of filming of “The West Wing,” actor Martin Sheen announced plans to further his education: "My plan is to read English literature, philosophy and theology in Galway, Ireland, where my late mother came from and where I’m also a citizen." Speaking after an honorary arts doctorate was conferred on him by the National University of Ireland, Sheen joked that he would be the "oldest undergraduate" at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, when he started his fulltime studies there in the autumn of 2006. Although expressing the concern that he might be a "distraction" to other students at NUIG, he will attend lectures like everyone else. Speaking the week after filming his last episode of The West Wing, he said, "I’m very serious about it. I never went to college when I was young and am looking forward to giving it a try... at age 65!" On September 1, 2006, Sheen was among the first to register as a student at NUI Galway. Let’s hear it for life-long learning.