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Classics Professor, Writer, Lecturer, Broadcaster

Exciting And Useful Education

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Future Talks and Lectures 

  • Classical Association Panel, July 5th-8th 2019, on classical subjects in state schools.
  • 30th May 2019, Gresham Public Lecture on Aristotle's Lyceum.
  • March 15th-16th, 2019 talk at conference on Psychoanalysis and the Classics, Institute of Psychoanalysis.
  • 7th March 2019, Gresham Public Lecture on The Athenian Cemetery and Pericles' Funeral Speech
  • Saturday 2nd March 2019, talk to Essex branch of  Historical Association in Chelmsford, 1430, 'Some Ancient Greeks in Roman Britain'.
  • 24th January 2019, Lecture at the Academy of Athens Research Seminar on Aristophanes' Acharnians & topography of the Athenian Empire.
  • 1st December 2018, discussion of Oedipus with David Bell at UCL conference of psychiatrists.
  • 29th November 2018 Gresham Public Lecture on the Athenian theatre of Dionysus.
  • 27th October 2018, Lecture on early 18th-century Classical textbooks at Oxford conference in honour of Dr Chris Stray.
  • October 18-20 2018, Paper at University of Kazan Conference, Reception and Transformation of Antiquity.
  • September 25-26, 2018, Keynote Lecture to conference at Tbilisi University, Georgia.
  • 17th September, talk at Prospect Book Club on Aristotle's Way.
  • 24th August 2018, talk at Euroclassica Conference, UCL, on Classical Education in State Schools.
  • Sunday 19th August, 1400, Spark Theater, Edinburgh, Talk to Edinburgh Festival on Aristotle's Way.
  • 18th-19th July 2018, Convenor of KCL conference with Drs Henry Stead (OU) and Tom Geue (St Andrews), Classics, The Left & The Sublime.
  • Tuesday 10th July 2018, lecture on Athenian lawcourts to Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association annual conference, Rhodes.
  • Sunday 8th July 2018, lecture on Ancient Theatre and Modern Ethics to Epidauros Lyceum.
  • Friday 6th July, address on Athenian Democracy to Schools History Project, Leeds.
  • June 19th 2018, 1610, paper at conference on Disability Studies & the Classical Body, King's College London. ‘The divine forgotten other gang: lame Hephaestus, little Cedalion and blind Orion.’
  • 12th June 2018, talk at Bristol Festival of Ideas on Aristotle's Way.



Delivering the Erasmus Prize Lecture, September 7th 2015, to the Academia Europea in Darmstadt


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Book launch in Oxford...

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Lecture at National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens.

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After Lecturing at the Norwegian Academy

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After-dinner speaking in Durham...

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Broadcasting in Gloucestershire--Warren Hastings' tomb

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Giving Keynote on Xenophon's Anabasis to Classics & SF Conference, Liverpool, 29th June 2013


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Some of Edith's PhD students with friends iin 2011.

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Talking about the Persian Wars to the super-smart Classical Civilisation sixth Form at Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester

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Chairing Conference at King's College London

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Speaker, York Festival of Ideas 2015


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 Galway Classics Society January 2017

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Skype to Center of Hellenic Studies, 

Washington DC  

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Depicting Atalanta

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Many Faces of Clytemnestra


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Depicting Phaedra


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Fresco at Tauric Chersonesos, Greek colony in the Crimea...

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Previous Talks and Lectures


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  • 6th June 2018, Lecture to Israel Society for the Promotion of Classics Annual Conference: Why are the Erinyes Female: Reflections on Gender and Revenge".
  • 28th May 2018, Talk at Hay on Wye Literary Festival on Aristotle's Way.
  • 25th May 2018, Talk at Bath Literary Festivalon Aristotle's Way.
  • 24thMay 2018, talk at Salon London on Aristotle's Way.
  • 18th May 2018, Keynote Lecture, Historical Association Annual Conference, Stratford upon Avon: 'Classical Education in the Wooden O: Shakespeare's Groundlings go to Rome".
  • History Today Public Event at the Institute of Historical Research, evening of 17th May 2018, 1830, 'History without Borders'.
  • 15th May 2018, Talk at Newcastle upon Tyne Lit. and Phil. on Aristotle's Way.
  • 10th May, Swindon Literary Festival talk 1830 on Aristotle's Way.
  • 26th April 2018, Lecture at conference on the performance history of Medea, Uppsala and Stockholm, ‘Pushing the Boundaries of Operatic Convention and European Identity: Generic and Historical Perspectives on Georg Benda’s 1775 Medea’.
  • Visiting Professor Lecture on Aesop at Gresham College, March 8th 2018.
  • Feb. 6th-March 15th 2018, Visiting Lectures on Aeschylus as Spinoza Researcher, University of Leiden.
  • Feb. 1 and 2 2018, Visiting Lectures on Aristotle, New Materialism and Women Classicists at Depts of Political Science and Classics, Northwestern University, Illinois.
  • CHS Harvard Lecture, Nafplio, on tyrants, deiberation and democracy in Sophocles & Aristotle, 26th January 2018.
  • Durham Castle Lecture, 'Aristotle Goes to the Movies', January 24th 2018, 2000.
  • Visiting Professor Lecture on Sappho and the Age of Tyrants at Gresham College, Jan. 18th 2018.
  • November 28th 2017, Lecture at University of Zurich.
  • Wiedemann Lecture, November 23rd 2017, Nottingham.
  • Visiting Professor Lecture on Homer's Iliad at Gresham College, 23rd November 2017 at 1300.
  • November 21st 2017, King's College London, Council Room: Interview with Professor Emily Wilson on translating Homer.
  • November 20th 2017, Sovereign Education Lecture on Greek Drama.
  • November 16th 2017, Event marking the 30th Anniversary of Bernal's Black Athena, Policy Exchange, Westminster, with Tom Holland and Kwasi Kwarteng.
  • Lecture at Leeds University on Tony Harrison and Radical Classics, 11th November 2017.
  • Lecture to Classical Society, St. John's College Cambridge, 2nd November 2017.
  • 28th October, talks at Heffer's Classics Event, Cambridge.
  • Trinity College Dublin Classical Society Lecture, 23rd October 2018.
  • Penn Museum Lecture at UPenn, Philadelphia, 18th October 2017.
  • 'Discovery Themes' Lecture at Ohio State University (Columbus), “Aristotle at the Movies”, 16th October 2017.
  • Lecture at Columbia University, New York, on Black Sea Myths and Modern Europe, 6th October 2017.
  • Chairing of British Library Public Event on the Legacy of Ancient Greece, 1900, October 3rd 2017.
  • 27th September 2017, Public Lecture on Samuel Butler's translations of Homer at Biblioteca Fardelliana di Trapani, Sicily.
  • Keynote Lecture to Tbilisi State University Conference on Medea in World Culture, 17-21 September 2017
  • Lecture at Cambridge University Inset Day on Classical Civilisation, 7th July 2017.
  • July 6th 2017 Lecture at New College, Oxford to accompany Thiasos theatre company's performance of BACCHAE.
  • Convenor of conference Aristophanic Laughter: How Was/Is Old Comedy Funny at King's College London, 3-4 July 2017.
  • Lecture on Ezra Pound and the Classics to  27th Ezra Pound Society International Conference at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, June 20, 2017.  
  • YORK FESTIVAL talk, Tuesday 13th June.
  • J.P. BARRON MEMORIAL LECTURE: Institute of Classical Studies, London, 1700 on 7th June 2017. 'Classicist Foremothers and Why They Matter'.
  • 25th May In Comversation with Tony Harrison, 1900, Bloomsbury House Great Russell St.
  • 24th May 2017 Classical Civilisation Training Day for teachers, Senate House, London.
  • 21st May 2017, paper to conference in honour of Angus Bowie, 'Hephaestus and the Early History of Comedy', University of Oxford.
  • 'Katabasis and Laughter', 20th May 2017, Keynote to Warwick University Conference, Department for English and Comparative Literature and Humanities Research Centre, Descent into the Classical Underworld, organised by Madeleine Scherer.
  • May 11th-12th 2017, keynote lecturer, conference on Euripides and the visual arts at Gardzienice Centre for Theatre Practices.
  • May 8th 2017, 1830, Panellist at LSE Forum on 'Celebrity.'
  • ADVOCATING CLASSICS EDUCATION talk at Reigate College, May 8th 1300.
  • CONFERENCE CONVENOR 27th-28th April 2017--New Light on Tony Harrison, King's College Centre for Hellenic Studies at the British Academy.
  • "The Politics of the Supernatural in Aristophanes", paper at conference The Comic Supernatural in Comparative Literature Department, UCLA, April 21 and 22, 2017. 
  • 8th April 2017, paper on Tony Harrison's poetry and classical literature, study day at Oxford University Department of Continuing Education.
  • 6th March 2017, lecture on the Odyssey for Sovereign Education, London.
  • 3rd March 2016, Tom Henn Memorial Lecture, St Catherine's College, Cambridge.
  • 1st March 2017, discussant at Wadham College debate on the Parthenon sculptures, British Museum.
  • 27th Feb. 2017, paper at Northwestern uni Political Science Colloquium on Sovereignty and Demagogues.
  • 24th February 2017, Lecture to Classics Department at Northwestern University Illinois.
  • 15th February 2017, 'Aristotle and the Idea of a University', lecture on accepting Honorary Doctorate at the University of Athens.
  • 13th February 2017, 2030, Book Signing at Ianos Bookstore, Stadiou Street, Athens
  • 9th February 2017, Lecture on Prometheus Bound before King's College London Greek Play.
  • 8th February 2017. talk on Euripides' Iphigenia at AulisNorton Knatchbull School, Kent.
  • 7th February 2017, Lecture for Sovereign Education on the Aeneid, London.
  • 30th January 2017, lecture to Cambridge University Classics Society.
  • 19th January 2017, lecture to meeting of Dorsetshire Schools, Leweston School.
  • 18th January 2017, Lecture to Classics Society, National University of Ireland, Galway.
  • 10th January 2017, Lecture at Classics Evening, Guildford High School.
  • 2-3 December 2016, Paper on 19th-century women classicists at conference on gender and the history of classical scholarship, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa.
  • 29th November 2017, chairing Professor Margaret Reynolds' Inaugural Lecture, QMUL.
  • 29th November 2016, talk on Classics nd Citizenship at Cobham Free School in Hampton Court.
  • 11 November 2016, Keynote address at Open University conference, 'Married to the military--soldiers'  families in the ancient world and beyond'.
  • 29 October 2016, talks on tragedy and historyat Classics Day, Heffer's Bookstore, Cambridge.
  • Plenary address on Ancient Women's Responses to Myth at the IV International Conference on Mythcriticism, Oct. 27 2016, University Computense of Madrid.
  • 17th October 2016, talk on concept of PLAY at Arts & Humanities Research Centre, King's College London, 1900.
  • 12th October 2016 Lecture at National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, on the Birds  of Aristophanes.
  • 6th October 2016, Interview with Steve Hunt at Bloomsbury Institute/Classics for All event Teaching Classics in the Modern World, 50 Bedford Square.
  • 14th September 2016, Talk on Aristotelian Virtue Ethics to the Circle of European Communicators, Athens.
  • 12th September 2016, Paper on Aristophanes and Medicine, Patras University, Greece, at conference 'Morbid Laughter' organised by George Kazantzidis and Natalia Tsoumpra.
  • Programme designer and Presenter, Poet in the City event with Simon Callow, at British Museum, 1900 on 2nd September 2016
  • 30th August 2016 Panellist at Tristan Bates Theatre discussing 'Tis Pity She's a Whore after Lazarus production.
  • 18th July 2016, Varn Dean College, Brighton.
  • 21st June 2016, 1730, Keynote Lecture to Notre Dame conference at Royal Irish Academy, Dublin,'Classics & Irish Politics', to memorialise Easter Uprising, Trinity College Dublin.
  • 17th June 2016--paper at UCL conference on the Politics of Form, organised by Professor Phiroze Vasunia.
  • 11th June 2016, SPHS lecture celebrating Aristotle's imminent 2400th birthday.
  • 10th June, paper to University of Patras conference on Classical Reception & the Human.
  • 3rd-4th June 2016--Organising international conference Classics And/As World Literature, King's College London.
  • 27th May 2016, paper on Homer, International Symposium on Comparative Literature, Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea.
  • 18th May 2016, talk on ancient rhetoric to London Arts and Humanities Graduate Student conference at UCL.
  • 15th May 2016, keynote lecture to conference on innovation in Euripidean theatre, Gardzienice Centre for Theatre Practices, Poland.
  • 13th May 2016, paper on Cheiron the Centaur as narrator to 'Chasing Mythical Beasts'; conference, Artes Liberales, Warsaw.
  • 5th May 2016, talk on the factory workers who made 19th-century classically themed pottery to King's College Symposium.
  • 28th April 2016 Talk to Lytham St. Anne's Classics Association.
  • Camden High School, talk on why the ancient Greeks matter, 1630 March 2nd 2016.
  • 26th February 2016, post-show talk at the Cockpit Theatre about Hippolytus production by Thiasos Theatre.
  • 25th February 2016, Jewish Book Week debate with Professor Tessa Rajak on Jews in the Clasical World, King's Place London, 1900. 
  • February 17th 2016, EITNER lecture, Stanford University.
  • February 15th 2016, lecture on Aristophanes'Birds at UCLA.
  • 11th February 2016, pre-performance lecture on Euripides' Alcestis before King's College London Greek play.
  • 8th February, ICS Classical Literature Seminar, paper on Aristophanes' Knights and democracy.
  • 6th February 2016, talk at English Touring Opera on Gluck's Iphigenie en Tauride.
  • 3rd February 2016, talk at Worcester Secondary School.
  • Friday 29th January 2016, Keynote Lecture on Lucretius', Atheism and the myth of Iphigenia, conference at University of Nottingham.
  • Respondent at panel on ancient theatre and materiality, American Classical Society annual meeting, San Francisco 8th January 2016.
  • 26th November 2015, talk to Twickenham History Society.
  • 24th November, talk on tragedy to Sovereign Education, London.
  • 18th November, 1800, panel with Bettany Hughes on ancient cities & utopias at Bristol Festival of the Future City: video
  • Talk on Classical Civilisation at Classical Association/6th-form conference, Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury, 17th November 2016 at 1800.
  • Panellist at Poet in the City event celebrating Ted Hughes, 16th November 2015.
  • Lecture at conference, University of Vienna, on Ancient Theatre beyind the Canon, 13th-14th November 2015.
  • 'Why the ancient Greeks matter', lecture to Classics 6th Form Conference Day at St. Swithun's, Winchester, November 12th 2015.
  • Paper on Dio Chrysostom's 61st Oration to University of Cyprus Classical Seminar, 1930, 3rd November 2015.
  • Talk on Iphigenia in Aulis, workshop at Nicosia Theatro Ena with Magdalena Zira, Cyprus 2nd November 2015 2000.
  • Lecture on Aristophanes to University of Cyprus, 2nd November 2011, 0900.
  • Wantage Literary Festival, 1400 on 30th October,Introducing the Ancient Greeks.
  • Two lectures to the International College of Geneva, 27th October 2015.
  • In dialogue at Almeida Theatre event 1800 on 22nd October 2015, From Aristotle to Albert Square.
  • 'Aristophanes' Knights: rhetoric & democracy',  video lecture  (password hall) to Kalamata conference on classical drama and oratory, 22nd October 2015.
  • KCL Classics Departmental festival, 'The post-democratic political theory of Aristotle's Poetics', Room 0.18, KCL Strand.
  • Lecture to KCL festival on the earliest demotic Greek novel and the Odyssey, 1730 on 19th October 2015, Council Room KCL.
  • Lecture to Norwegian Classical Society at the Norwegian Academy, 17th October 2015.
  • Wimbledon Literary Festival, 11th October 2015, 1515 in William Morris Tent, Introducing the Ancient Greeks.
  • With Tom Holland and Peter Stothard, Why Classics Matter Today, London Literary Weekend, 4th October 2015, King's Place.
  • 2nd October 2015, Lecture at Cornell University.
  • 30th September 2015, lecture at University of Georgia (Athens).
  • ERASMUS LECTURE, Darmstadt, 7th September 2015. ' "Master of those who know: Aristotle as role model for the 21st-century academician" '
  • In discussion at Almeida Theatre, Oedipus Explored event with Bijan Sheibani, 1500, 6th September.
  • Lecture on Aeschylus' Oresteia to Institute of Ideas.18th Juy 2015.
  • Getty Villa Council Lecture on Conflict Resolution in Classical Athens, 28th June 2015.
  • 18th June 2015, 'Ypres and the Limits of War Poetry: David Jones’ “In Parenthesis”, keynote lecture at London University conference on War and Memorialisation.
  • 17th June 2015, lecture on social class and the Tragic, Free University Berlin Comparative Literature seminar.
  • Talk on Introducing the Ancient Greeks at York Festival of Ideas, 9th June 2015.
  • GAISFORD LECTURE, 'Pearls before Swine: the Past and Future of Greek', University of Oxford, 4th June 2015.
  • Public talk on Introducing the Ancient Greeks at Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival, May 23rd 2015.
  • 'The classical form of autobiography and 19th-century working-class self-representation', Cambridge University workshop on classical form in Victorian literature, 21st May 2015.
  • Lecture at Istituto Nazionale Dramma Antico in Syracuse, Sicily,  20th May 2015.
  • Interviewing Helen McCrory on acting Medea, APGRD Oxford, 11th May, 1415.
  • Schools lecture to Bath pupils, at Downside School, 'Pentheus in Euripides and Ovid', 24th April 2015.
  • 22nd April at 7.00 pm, talk at Lord Leycester's Hospital, Warwick for Kenilworth Books onIntroducing the Ancient Greeks
  • BLUHM SCHOLARS lecture and seminar, Hunter College, CUNY, New York City, 16th-17th April 2015.
  • Lecture on Euripidean drama to Hackney University Extension Scheme, 16th March 2015.
  • Panellist at LSE Literary Festival event on the ancient roots of modern culture, 28th February 2015.
  • Lecture on Greek tragedy to Hackney University Extension Scheme, 23rd Feb, 2015.
  • Talk on Romare Bearden's African American visualisations of the Odyssey, Conference on Dearden, Columbia University, 21st February 2015.
  • Seminar speaker at Department of Classics, Northwestern University IL, 19th Feb. 2015.
  • Panellist at event on ancient Greek theatre today at UCL, 1630 on Friday 13th February 2015.
  • British Academy event on papyri, 'Pulp Fiction and the Greeks', 1800 on 11th February 2015.
  • Lecture by Skype to Mainz University conference on Cultural History, 'Theatre and Ciltural History, 9.00 a.m. 10th February 2015
  • 'Theatrical dreams in Greek drama, Plutarch and Artemidorus', St Hilda's Classical Society, Oxrord, 28th January 2015, 1730 pm.
  • Paper on Greek-themed radical theatre in 1917, at conference on Classical Theatre and Communism, Warsaw, 16th January 2015.
  • Talk on Sophocles' Philoctetes to introduce performance at the Yard Theatre, Hackney, 1830 on 25th November 2014.
  • Talk on Sophocles' theatre at Old Vic theatre (to introduce performance of Electra starring Kristin Scott Thomas, directed by Ian Rickson) 11th November 2014.
  • Talks to Year 3 and Year 4 on Greek gods and Roman soldiers, Stanford Primary School, Norbury, 4th November 2014/
  • 'Two thousand years of ancient Greeks', Heffers' Classics Forum, Cambridge, 11.30, 1st November 2014.
  • 'The Odyssey in medieval Ireland', paper to Ljubljana Classics Department conference, 'TheOdyssey between Greece and the Latin West', 15th November 2014.
  • 'Lloyd-George, Caractacus, and the Welsh Recruitment Drive', paper to CRASH seminar at Cambridge University, 27th November 2014.
  • ''Blood, Sex and Death' Panellist at Cheltenham Literature Festival, 10th October 2014.
  • 'Feathering the colonial nest in Aristophanes'Birds', paper at Aristophanes symposium, Queen's College, Oxford, October 4th 2014
  • 'How to do things with Cleon', paper at Cambridge conference in honour of Paul Cartledge, How to Do Things with History, 26th-27th September 2014.
  • Keynote address to XXXIII Semana de Estudos Clássicos, Rio de Janeiro, 24th September 2014  (II Simpósio Internacional de Estudos Clássicos) 'Interrogating democracy in Aeschylus'Eumenides'
  • 'Why the Ancient Greeks Matter Today', talk to Christ the King Sixth-Form College, Lewisham, 17th September 2014
  • 'Cavafy's pasts: Alexandria and Byzantium', Poet in the City event, King's Place, 15th September 2014.
  • 'Palladas' Scoptic Voice and its Influence', at joint UCL/KCL conference on the new Palladas papyrus, 4th-5th September 2014.
  • Panellist, Acts of Madness with psychiatrist Professor Femi Oyebode at the National Theatre on Euripides' Medea, August 19th 2014.
  • 'How to make a persuasive speech in the Athenian imperial democracy: Demosthenes', Cambridge University Summer School Plenary Lecture, 17th July 2014.
  • 'The tragedians of Heraclea and Comedians of Sinope', paper at Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London conference, Ancient Greek Theatre in the Black Sea, 5th July 2014.
  • "Into the Moral Labyrinth of Schimmel-pfennig'sIdomeneus", presentation as part of Notting Hill Gate Theatre series Debates at the Gate, 3rd July 2014.
  • "Greek Tragedy" and "Aristophanic Comedy", two lectures for Keynote Educational, London, 25th June 2014
  • "Sophocles'Antigone", introductory lecture to Greek play at Bradfield College, 20th June 2014.
  • Invited lecture at University of Munich, 17th June 2014: "Falls from high and low estate: tragedy and social class in historical perspective".
  • Skype plenary lecture on the figure of the Fury to conference on Classics and Fiction, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. 16th-18th June 2014.
  • Presentation at one-day conference Gender Equality Now, the Oxford Centre for Reseach in Humanities. University of Oxford, 10th June 2014.
  • "Aristotle's theory of tragic katharsis in its contexts", to Corpus Christi Classical Society, Oxford, 20th May 2014.
  • "Greek Minds and the Sea", Classical Association/Society for Promotion of Hellenic Studies Lecture, Cardiff University, 8th May 2014.
  • "Class-conscious approaches to Classics", joint paper with Henry Stead, Swansea University, May 7th 2014, 1630.
  • British Museum lecture on women in ancient drama for OCR Classics, 2nd May 2014.
  • Lectures on Homer, Virgil and the Persian Wars to state school pupils at Thomas Hardye School, Dorset, 28th April 2014.
  • Two-day syllabus for 6th-formers at TEACH FIRST/Higher Education Access Partnership Scheme residential course, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 15th-16th April 2014. Co-taught with Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe, Henry Stead, and Tom Mackenzie.
  • Lecture series on ancient Greek philosophy, drama and political theory at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, April 6th-10th 2014.
  • "Greek drama in the London community: past perspectives and future potential", to launch of the CAPITAL CLASSICS initiative, UCL.
  • "Ides of March" lecture, The Greeks & the Sea, Portsmouth Grammar School, 13th March 2014.
  • Lecture for Sovereign Education on Heroism in the Odyssey, Conway Hall, London, 4th March 2014.
  • "Travelling with the Black Sea Artemis", paper at Oxford University TORCH workshop, Travelling Myths, 25th February 2014.
  • Onassis USA lectures at Yale, Princeton and Columbia Universities, and the Rubin Museum New York, on Adventures with Iphigenia, February 17th-20th 2014.
  • Conference paper on catharsis and Aristotle's Poetics, Free University, Berlin, 14th February 2014
  • Inaugural Raphelengius lecture, 'Why the World Needs an English translation of Vondel's classical dramas,' University of Leiden, February 12th 2014.
  • "Heroism in the Odyssey", and "Religion and the Gods in the Odyssey"m two lectures to Sovereign Education Homer Study Day, Birmingham, 5th February 2014.
  • Panellist at 'Love, War, Politics: Does Greek Drama Matter Today', King's College London, 4th Feb. 2014, 1830pm, with Tom Holland, Natalaie Haynes, Rosie Wyles, and Victoria Solomides.
  • 'What causes Greek tragedy? Bad luck or bad behaviour?', talk to East End Classics Centre, BSix Brooke House Sixth Form College, Hackney, 27th January 2014.
  • 'Reasons why we all Need the Ancient Greeks and their Language Today,' videoed talk at University of Cyprus symposium on the teaching of languages, 4th January 2014.
  • Keynote Lecture, Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World, University of Exeter, 6th December 2013.
  • 'Classics in our Ancestors' Communities: Inspiring Tales from the Archives', at event 'Classics in Communities', Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 30th November 2013 at 1030 a.m.
  • Public Lecture in Women's Studies series at the University of London Union, 26th November 2013, 1845, 'Ancient Greece, Rome, and Women's Studies'.
  • 'The Greeks and the Sea', Aberdeen Scottish Hellenic Society, 17th November 2013.
  • "Why Medea Matters", pre-performance talk at Rose Theatre, Kingston, 1830 on 14th November 2013.
  • "The Odyssey of Homer", to Wilson's School Classical Society, Surrey, Nov. 14th 2014.
  • "Ancient Greece, Rome, and Social Exclusion in Britain", at 'Making the World Working Class', conference of the Journal of Historical Materialism, 7-10th November 2013 at School of Oriental and African Studies.'
  • Public Lecture to Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, 4th November 2013: 'Is the Study of Greek and Latin Classics Necessarily Elitist?'
  • "The Greek of Sappho", at Poet in the City event, Bloomsbury Theatre, London, with Peggy Reynolds, Jo Balmer, Tony Harrison and Sian Thomas, 31st Otober 2013, 1830.
  • "Outreach is a Political Issue", paper at Classical Assocation of Atlantic States Meeting, Philadelphia, 12th October 2013.
  • The Clack Lecture, Classical Association of the Atlantic States Meeting, Philadelphia, 11th October 2013.
  • "Ancient Greek drama for modern democratic audiences", at What Stage for the Classics? conference, University of Lisbon, 4th Otober 2013.
  • "Prophecy and dreams in the Iphigenia in Tauris of Euripides and Staniewski", Gardzienice, Centre for Theatre Practices, Poland, 27th September 2013.
  • "Introduction" to Orlando Patterson, video presentation at Transhistorical and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Slavery conference, Purdue, Indiana, 26th September 2013.
  • Paper on Early Modern theatrical entertainments based on Homer and Virgil to 'Performing Epic' conference at the APGRD, Ioannou Centre, University of Oxford, 20th September 2013.
  • 'Euripides and Sparta', invited paper at University of Cambridge conference on Sparta in the Self-Definition of Classical Athens, 4th-6th July 2013.
  • Keynote lecture to Science Fiction Foundation conference on the Classics and SF, Liverpool 29th June 2013.
  • Joint paper with Dr. Henry Stead, 'Hercules and the democratic body', Leeds conference on Heracles/Hercules, 24th June 2013.
  • Bristol Hellenic Society Lecture, 12th June 2013, 'The Greeks and the Black Sea'.
  • Keynote with Dr Henry Stead to Nejmegen conference Framing Classical Reception Studies, 'What has Social Class got to do with Classical Reception',' 6th June 2013, University of Nijmegen.
  • 'Why do we give Aesop to children?', paper delivered by Skype to conference on children's literature and Classics, 'Our Mythical Childhood',  Faculty of Liberal Arts, University of Warsaw, 25th May 2013.
  • Joint paper with Dr. Rosie Wyles, on the Gracchi in the French and Anglo-Irish radical theatre 1789-1850, conference 'The Afterlives of Plutarch', 23-24 May 2013, The Warburg Institute/ICS, London.
  • Invited lecture, Freiburg University, May 8th 2013, 'Was Ancient Greek Drama Performed in the Black Sea'?
  • Greek versus Roman Libraries', paper to Cambridge University Classical Reception Discussion Greoup, 4th May 2013.
  • 'Text and Power and the Metres of Greek Drama', Ancient History Seminar, University of Goettingen, 19th December 2012.
  • Richard Hoggart Lecture, Goldsmith's College, London, December 5th 2012: 'Putting Cla

Advocating Classical Civilisation and Ancient History in State  Secondary Education Schools Talks & Lectures 

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  • Talk on the Parthenon at Surbiton Classics Society.
  • Southampton Schools Conference, November 7th 2018.
  • 29th September 2018, Public Event at the Institute of Classical Studies, 0900-1800.
  • Nottingham Public Event, July 3rd 2018.
  • Warwick University Public Event, July 2nd 2018.
  • Roehampton Public Event, 21st June 2018.
  • Reading Public Event, 17th May 2018.
  • Swansea University Public Event, 11th May 2018.
  • Glasgow University Public Event, 28th March 2018.
  • Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, 1400 on 22nd March 2018.
  • Shrewsbury Sixth-Form College, 20th March 2018.
  • Hills Road Sixth-Form College, Cambridge, 19th March 2018.
  • Queen's University Belfast Public Event. 9th February 2018.
  • Exeter University Public Event, 3rd February 2018.
  • Bristol Public Event at Bath Roman Baths., 29th January 2018.
  • Colchester Royal Grammar School, 17th January 2018.
  • Thomas Mills School, Framlington, Suffolk, 17th January 2018.
  • Nower Hill School, 12th January 2018.
  • Haberdashers Aske's School, 10th January 2018.
  • University of Leeds Public Event, December 13th 2017.
  • Sydenham High School, 6th December 2017, 1600.
  • Henrietta Barnett School, 1600  on 20th November, Hampstead Garden Suburb.
  • Public Event on Classical Subject qualifications at Kent University, 30th September 2017.
  • Charlotte Easton Memorial Classics Lecture, Emanuel School, 1600 28th September 2017.
  • Friday 15th September, Worcester Sixth-Form College.
  • Address to teachers at ARLT Summer school, 1st August 2017.
  • Redborne School Milton Keynes, 17th July 20017.
  • Thomas Hardye School, Dorset, July 10th 2017.
  • Lecture at Cambridge University Inset Day on Classical Civilisation, 7th July 2017.
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Talking about Ethics in Tragedy to the East End Classics Centre in Hackney


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Joint talk with Henry Stead to Swansea Classical Assocation May 2014

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Lecture to theatre festival at Syracuse, Sicily May 2015.

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Televised public lecture at Onassis Centre in Athens...

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Keynote at conference on Early Modern images of Asia, University College Dublin...

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With some of the class taking the Hackney University Extension course on Greek tragedy, 2015

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Paper at Cambridge University Conference on Classical Form in the 19th Century 


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Discussing Problems of Black Sea archaeology in Vienna

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Speaking to Poetry in the City Event on Sappho

 

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Talking Tragedy at Theatro Ena, Cyprus

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Kicking off a conference on Revenge in Bristol

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Returning from lecturing in Greece, when her plane was delayed at Athens airport Edith bought a statue of Pythagoras as a complement to  the continuous right-handed triangles on the carpet.

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Anaximander: Edith's Favourite Philosopher


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Satyr on Greek Vase of South Italy

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Reinventing the Barbarian

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SAPPHO

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Edward J. Poynter's painting of Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra, who challenged the might of the Roman Empire


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Many Faces of Demeter


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Amazons More Modern than Ancient

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