Three archaeological poems by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy was one of my favourite authors as a teenager (my friend and I had a challenge to try to read all of his novels, which we didn’t quite manage). I never read much of his poetry, probably because 15-year-old me was more interested in stormy Victorian romances, but I was revisiting some of…

Happy end-of-term!

It’s the end of the last week of term here in Exeter, and we’ve had a whole host of fun end-of-term things: the Classics Christmas Ball run by the Classics Society, a staff Christmas party, and a Christmas quiz with my third-year linguists (with impressive Greek-themed baking, pictured below – many thanks to Abi!). I’ve…

Moving on – a decade in Cambridge

I came┬áto 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…