The Newell Classics Event
The Newell Classics Event was established in 2015, following a generous bequest from a Johnian. The aim is to celebrate all that is exciting, creative and forward-thinking in the world of Classics, and bring it to the attention of a wide public.
2022 - Prof Emily Greenwood, The Black Sappho.
2021 - Edith Hall, How Virgil Framed Dido.
2019 - Walter Scheidel, What Have the Romans Ever Done For Us?
2018 - Emily Wilson, The Odyssey live (world premiere).
2017 - Tom Holland and AC Grayling: The Origins Of Secularism: Is secularism a Christian or Greco-Roman idea?
2016 - Ali Smith in conversation with Charlotte Higgins, Why Read the Classics?