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#OdysseyLiveBelfast – Public Reading of Homer’s Odyssey in translation at Ulster Museum

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Following the success of the first Classical Association in Northern Ireland public reading of Homer’s Iliad, we are delighted to announce our second public reading event: a collaboration with the Ulster Museum.  On Saturday 17th June, from 10am, we will read of Homer’s Odyssey in the Welcome Area on the ground floor of the Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast.


The reading will comprise books 1, 5 – 14, 16, 19, and 21 – 23, which contain the basis of the narrative of Odysseus’ homecoming.  Ten-minute reading slots may be reserved by contacting me at helenmcveigh@gmail.com, although there will be plenty of room to  sign up on the day. We are also especially keen for those who cannot attend in person to offer a video-recording which we can play to our audience on the day.

Keep a look out on our website, Twitter and Facebook feeds to hear of any further developments of events taking place as part of this #OdysseyLiveBelfast…

I look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you at this exciting event!

Odyssey Flier

Belfast Summer School 2017 – Greek and Latin

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After the roaring success of 2016, the Belfast Summer School in Classics returns in 2017 in partnership with the Open University in Northern Ireland. The school is open to all over the age of 18 and thanks to the level of interest we will be offering courses in beginners and intermediate Latin and Classical Greek.


Classes will be small, with a maximum of 10 students and will take place at the Open University in Northern Ireland premises at 110 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 3GN, from Monday 3rd – Friday 7th July 2017.  There will be two hours of teaching each morning, at 10-11am and 12 noon-1pm, Monday to Friday, and afternoon classes from 2.30-3.30pm on Monday and Wednesday, allowing time for independent study between sessions.  On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, guest speakers will present on Latin and Greek authors.

The Summer School is non-residential.  The fee for the course is £80 and the closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 2nd June 2017.  For informal queries, further information and an application form, please contact the co-ordinator, Helen McVeigh on belfastsummerschool@gmail.com.