Codebreakers and groundbreakers

From 24th October to 4th February, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Museum of Classical Archaeology are putting on a joint exhibition called Codebreakers and groundbreakers. The exhibition was inspired by the links between linguistics and codebreaking, and the links between Classical linguistics and Bletchley Park. As the Fitz puts it: A pioneering and interdisciplinary exhibition, Codebreakers and... Continue Reading →

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Moving on – a decade in Cambridge

I came to Cambridge as an undergraduate in September 2006. Now, in July 2016, I'll be moving on. As many of you know I'll be joining the University of Exeter as a Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History. I'm writing the modules as we speak, and the more I put together my new courses the more... Continue Reading →

Geoff Fest

This weekend we celebrated the retirement of our Professor of Comparative Philology, Geoff Horrocks. I've worked with Geoff for a number of years, during which he's been my second PhD supervisor and a co-investigator on the Greek in Italy project. As the speeches at last night's dinner attested, everyone has their favourite memories of Geoff's... Continue Reading →

What is the Latin for “to tweet”?

Earlier today I tweeted a quote from an article by the University Orator, Rupert Thompson, in our Faculty newsletter. The Orator gives speeches in Latin when honorary doctorates are conferred - and writing speeches in Latin to honour the work of particle physicists, Hollywood actors, and the like, is not always straightforward. It's an almost unique... Continue Reading →

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