Monday, March 01, 2010

on radio and tv

I took two teams to the Australian Computational Linguistics Olympiad at Sydney Uni last week, and though neither team made it through to the next round they should be very pleased with their efforts (the year 10s got a 'gold medal', the year 9s silver). I haven't seen a copy of the questions yet, but apparently one of them was about ancient Etruscan, which would have been interesting.

ABC radio did a short story on the competition which you can listen to hear.

I also managed to catch an episode of the fantastic Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour last night, where he explores the Roman forum, Herculaneum and Pompeii. It's upon iview for another day - catch it while you can. I'm looking forward to seeing the next episode on Greece.

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