Thursday, September 15, 2011


173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ 2.15 to 5.30 and 7.00 to 9.15

The success of Royal Holloway depends on its reputation as a mature centre for Higher Education and research of towering intellectual calibre. The study of ancient Greece and Rome, at a superlative scholarly and professional level, has always played a crucial role in the international perception of Royal Holloway’s standing as an institution which fosters intellectual activity of the highest quality. The value Classics adds to Royal Holloway’s brand is literally immeasurable, in that its enhancement of the college’s reputation may not be directly translated into monetary terms. By its nature, intellectual prestige takes many decades to take root and mature. It takes only weeks to destroy.

This event has been made possible only by the extraordinary generosity, hard graft and collaboration of a very large number of people and organisations. The staff of the Department of Classics & Philosophy at Royal Holloway University of London is particularly grateful to the Classical Association, Peter Bing and Philip Hooker for their financial support, and for all kinds of energetic input from PhD students Mario Creatura, Lottie Parkyn, Matt Shipton, Laura Wood, as well as from Sarah Honeycombe and everyone on the Facebook Group.

2.15 to 5.30 pm Classics at Royal Holloway and Bedford Colleges

2.15 Welcome and Introduction Prof. Edith Hall (RHUL)
2.30 George Eliot Prof. Pat Easterling (Cambridge)
2.40 Sarah Parker Remond Dr. Justine McConnell (Oxford)
2.50 Anna Swanwick Prof. Oliver Taplin (Oxford)
3.00 Sybella Gurney Dr Sarah Butler (RHUL)
3.10 Frances Stevenson Dr. Fiona Macintosh (Oxford)
3.20 Richmal Crompton Helen Eastman (RHUL)
3.30 Dorothy Tarrant; Hugh Tredennick Prof. Anne Sheppard (RHUL)

3.45 Break

4.00 Rosemary Manning Adam Ganz (RHUL)
4.10 Classics and Popular Culture Dr. Nick Lowe (RHUL)
4.20 Classics and the Material World Dr. Janett Morgan (RHUL)
4.30 Classics and the Feminist Voice Dr. Efi Spentzou (RHUL)
4.40 A.N. Other
4.50 What next: the undergraduate view Sarah Honeycombe

5.30 Break for sustenance at local cafes and pubs of your choice
6.00-7.00 Convene to the accompaniment of music by Charlie Rose

7.00 to 9.30 pm Classics Internationally

7.00-7.30 Five-minute messages
Welcome and Introduction Prof. Edith Hall (RHUL)
Watching the department grow Prof. Anne Sheppard (RHUL)
Message from the University of London Prof. Maria Wyke (UCL)
Messages from Europe Prof. Ineke Sluiter (Leiden) Prof. Kai Brodersen (Erfurt)
Message from America Prof. Ruth Scodel (Michigan)

7.30 Education and Longterm Thinking Prof. Greg Woolf (St.
7.45 A Poet on Classics and Being Closed Tony Harrison (currently
8.00 Histories that Make Us Tom Holland (classicist and novelist)
8.15 Classics as Living Word Live Canon, dir. Helen Eastman (RHUL)
8.30 The Politics of the Real World Prof. Paul Cartledge (Cambridge)
8.45 The Ancient Guide to Modern Life Natalie Haynes (classicist
and comedian)
9.00 Messages from Planet Classics Lottie Parkyn (RHUL) and team

No need to register—just turn up wearing something purple

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