Friday, 17 November 2017
Manspreading Modern & Ancient
I’ve been on a lot planes lately, and so am unusually sensitive to manspreading at the moment. This week I spoke at Policy Exchange, a W...
Friday, 10 November 2017
Week of the Unaccountable Oligarchs
A week where the full de-democratisation of Higher Education governance came sharply into focus for me after I watched the brilliant movie...
Thursday, 19 October 2017
Diary of a Peripatetic Classicist in Ulster & the Midwest
A longer blog than usual after a week dashing between events in Belfast, Ohio and Philadelphia. A public discussion on Saturday of the v...
Sunday, 1 October 2017
Was Homer a Sicilian Woman?
Butler MS--Cave near Trapani 'where the Cyclops lived' An invitation to speak at Trapani in north-west Sicily proved irresisti...
Sunday, 24 September 2017
Medea and the Gender Realignment of Georgia
Cutting Medea-themed Cake with Prof Darchia I’ve been Tbilisi to lecture on the most famous female Georgian of all time, Medea—sorcere...
Sunday, 17 September 2017
Ancient Nomads, Modern Travellers
Siberian Scythians' Self-Portrait, c. 400 BCE It has been Week of the Nomad. The new British Museum Scythians exhibition is revel...
Sunday, 10 September 2017
A Serious Response to Rees-Mogg's views on Abortion
The Etonian MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, who claims to have become a Tory at the age of five, and has burdened his own sixth child with the name ‘S...
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