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WHY THE CLASSICS MATTER

Comedian, journalist and broadcaster Natalie Haynes talks about the importance of keeping the classics alive with Professor Sarah Churchwell.


Natalie Haynes used to work for a Classicist who would declaim periodically that the house of western thought has many rooms, but only one basement. And he had a point: how the ancients lived and thought and wrote informs the way we live now. So come and find out why Julius Caesar died a Freudian death, who coined the phrase 'to paper over the cracks', and who was the world's first Bond villain. Natalie is a panellist on BBC2's The Review Show and regularly appears on radio, television, and in print publications. She writes a weekly column for The Independent and has also previously penned contributions for The Observer, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph. Natalie's most recent book, The Ancient Guide to Modern Life, was published in the UK by Profile Books in November 2010 and by Overlook Press in the US in May 2011.


Speaker(s):

Natalie Haynes | talks | www
Professor Sarah Churchwell | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

8 October 2013 at 7:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

UEA London
102 Middlesex Street
London
E1 7EZ

http://london.uea.ac.uk/
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Organised by:

ThoughtOut Project
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Tickets:

Standard: £5 | Students: FREE.

Available from:

https://whyclassicsmatter.eventbrite.co.uk/

Additional Information:

Doors open: 19:15.

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