Do children learn Greek at school any more? If not, where do undergraduates for classics degrees come from?
This question must have exercised the minds of academics at Oxford and Cambridge for some time. State schools certainly don’t do such an ‘elitist’ subject, which leaves only the private schools. Unless classics is to become the preserve of those with wealthy parents, something has to be done.
Liverpool University is running a summer school on 4-8th August this year. It offers 5 days of “intensive tuition” to get a beginner to intermediate level, and is targetted at prospective undergraduates. I wonder what it involves? Could any of us go?
Most of us lead busy lives. We all have much to do, livings to earn, and our space time is scarce. Do people learn Greek in later life? If so, how?