Miguel Castillo, who is a father of three and grandfather of six, has leapt into the limelight after it emerged that he had won an Erasmus grant to pursue his studies at a university in Verona.
Years after retiring from a successful career as a notary, the octogenarian chose to resume his studies and enrolled in a history degree at Valencia University.
 “It was a typical retirement,” he said in an interview with the Valencian newspaper Las Provincias. “I looked after the grandchildren, went for walks, played golf, but didn’t do much.”
Then at 75-years-old he suffered a heart attack and was given a quadruple heart bypass.
“On the road to recovery I told myself ‘I would like to do something beyond the classic napping’,” he explained.
So he enrolled for a degree in modern history and each day attends classes with students …