The Newell Classical Event 2018, celebrating the classical world, is to
take place at St John’s College on 3 May at 7.15pm in the Palmerston
Room. Emily Wilson and Alice Oswald will talk about poetry and time.
This event is free and no pre-booking is needed.
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_).
Alice Oswald, the author of _Memorial _(commemorating the minor
characters of the _Iliad_), is one of the world’s best-known and most
brilliant living poets. Her latest collection, _Falling Awake_ (another
collection with strong classical influences), has been called
‘dazzling’ (_The Guardian_) and ‘stunning’ (_The Telegraph_).
We hope to see as many of you there as can make it: it should be a
thrilling occasion. Further details are here: