Back to the Future is one of my all-time favourite movies. While I was a student, I worked as a tour guide in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. They have a DeLorean car on display, and being staff, I was allowed to sit in it. I turned around in my seat, hoping to see Doc Brown's Flux Capacitor but was disappointed.
Can we assume that since the world isn't (or doesn't appear to be) full of time-travellers, that scientists never discover how to travel through time?
If so, we'll never know whether we correctly interpreted archaeological remains, vase paintings, and scraps of literature to build up a picture of the ancient world. We can walk through ancient sites like the city of Pompeii or the ruins at Delphi, but we can't know what they were really like.
Let me take you "back in time." Join me at the Belfast Summer School to learn a new ancient language, or brush up on your existing knowledge of Latin or Greek.
Places are filling up already. There is no closing date but space in each class is limited. If you can't decide which class to join, I can hold a space for you.
We want students to gain the most from the summer school. If, on day one, a student finds they are in the wrong class for their ability, we will switch them to a class which suits better. We love ancient languages, and will do everything we can to make sure you love them too, and that you have the best summer school experience possible.
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