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David Barr


Where are you from?

Craigavon, Northern Ireland

What degree pathway did you study at Queen’s?

I studied BA Honours in Ancient History and Politics and graduated in 2008.

Why did you choose to study History at Queen’s?

I’d always enjoyed in History at school and had found Roman history interesting when I had read about it. I found the idea of the ‘roots’ of civilization fascinating, so I was happy to get the chance to study Ancient HistoryWhat did you particularly enjoy about studying this subject at Queen’s?

I especially enjoyed the tutorials where you got a chance to talk about your own grasp and understanding of the important historical events. I also found many of the essay topics interesting. Most of all I enjoyed the study of the Jewish background to Christianity and the history of the early Church.

What about studying at Queen’s in general? What was that like?

I really enjoyed being in Belfast, and meeting new people at Queens. I enjoyed many of the opportunities the clubs give you and the people you meet there, at clubs like tennis and the Christian Union.

What do you plan to do in the future?

I hope to do a Masters of Divinity Post grad.

Would you recommend studying History to other students? What advice would you give them?

Yes, the subject is fascinating, if you really let yourself get into it, finding the important factors in History that defined where we ended up as people can be really interesting. It is well worth studying History.