For anyone who’s now finished their modules for the year and is looking for something to do next – here’s a final call for registration for the JACT Durham Greek and Latin Summer School! Bursary applications are closing at the end of May, so get your application in soon! It’s a great experience, and I’ve … More Last Call for Summer School!
I intended to have many photos to share with you this week. You see, for the last few months I’ve been planning a trip to the Classical Association Conference, which was held in Cambridge last weekend. It takes me a long time to plan a trip, which is why I usually only manage one a … More Weekend Reading: Not Going Out
This week is Autism Acceptance Week, and wherever I look, people are talking about autism. As an autistic person myself, it’s actually quite disconcerting. But a lot of it is positive, because the books and videos and blogposts and all the other things are increasingly coming from autistic people themselves. That’s new – even just … More Weekend Reading: The Autism In Our Midst
It’s a difficult post to write today. Those of you who follow me on Twitter or who have read the OU Classical Studies Blog this week will already know that Dr Trevor Fear from Open University Classics died a few weeks ago. But to others this will come as a shock, not least because Trevor … More Weekend Reading: Dis Manibus
This week has been chock-full of work, illness and associated chaos – but one highlight has been the absolute craziness unleashed upon the internet by Classical Studies Memes For Hellenistic Teens on the occasion of the Ides of March earlier this week. I should point out that it’s not unusual for the little world of … More Weekend Reading: I Come to Bury Caesar
I don’t know about you, but right now I’m sitting at my desk with a hot water bottle on my legs, a dressing gown over my shoulders and two pairs of fluffy socks on my feet. And I’m still cold. The wind is howling around my bay window (the sea view is not seeming like … More Weekend Reading: Thinking Summery Thoughts
Ever since I went back, earlier this year, to teaching Euripides’ Medea, I’ve been on the lookout for a new Medea-related myth retelling. Medea pops up as a minor character in the forthcoming Atalanta by Jennifer Saint and The Heroines by Laura Shepperson, and other places too, but I hadn’t run into any versions with … More Review: SAVAGE BEASTS by Rani Selvarajah
The last few weeks have been pretty crazy, which is why I haven’t been posting as regularly as I would like. There’s been a lot going on. Some of it (see below) has been positive and exciting. Other things have been awful – but those aren’t mine to share just yet. And through all of … More Weekend Reading: Tea Good, Work Bad
Today is World Book Day! In my house it’s an annual exercise in trying to figure out how to wear a costume without actually wearing a costume, since my son is allergic to dressing up. Past ‘costumes’ have included George from ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ (normal clothes with wooden spoon); Harry Potter Before Hogwarts (normal clothes, … More Happy World Book Day!
It’s that time of year again: International Lego Classicism Day! Every year I do a little Lego project to celebrate the day, joining Classics enthusiasts all over the world (do a search on social media today for the hashtags #ILCD2023, #ILCD23 or #InternationalLegoClassicismDay: you’ll find all sorts of great things!). ILCD is now in its … More Children of the Labyrinth: #ILCD2023