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Newell Classical Event 2018 to be held at St John’s

The Newell Classical Event 2018 will be held on 3 May

Published: 3/04/2018

The Newell Classical Event 2018, celebrating the classical world, is to take place at St John’s College on 3 May.

This year, the event will focus on the world première of Emily Wilson’s dramatisation of the Odyssey, based on her translation. The performance, which will last one hour, will feature some surprise appearances.

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Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson’s acclaimed new translation of Homer’s Odyssey has been described as ‘a new cultural landmark’ (The Guardian) and 'an Odyssey for our moment’ (The Spectator).

Please note that due to family circumstances Alice Oswald will not be attending, as previously announced.

The Newell Classical Event will take place at 7.15pm on Thursday 3 May in the Palmerston Room, Fisher Building, St John’s College. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event, and pre-booking is not necessary. For further information, please contact

​​​​The odyssey

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