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.

2019 - Walter Scheidel, What Have the Romans Ever Done For Us?

2018 - Emily Watson and Alice Oswald in conversation, Poetry and Time.

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?