It’s been a bad week. Not for me, particularly – but all week I’ve been hearing from people who are miserable. For some it’s just the general gloom that January seems to bring with it – but others are dealing with chronic pain, bereavement and other awful things. So I’ve spent the week doling out … More Weekend Reading: The January Blues
There’s been a lot of discussion on Twitter this week about ‘First Generation Classicists’ – mostly referring to people who were the first in their family to go to university (although this definition isn’t agreed on by everyone). I’ve seen some very personal and harrowing stories from people who’ve overcome incredible odds to study Classics. … More Weekend Reading: Wouldn’t it be Loverly?
Normal weekend service will now be resumed… Hope you’ve all had a lovely holiday! While I’ve mostly been avoiding the internet over Christmas, it’s been difficult to ignore the fuss about Boris Johnson reciting the Iliad from memory. Actually the trouble was caused not by the recording (which was made quite a … More Weekend Reading: The Quirks of Memory