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OU classicist ‘one of the leading Hellenists of her generation’

Dr Laura Swift, Lecturer in Classical Studies, has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for her research. This prestigious award is one of the highest honours in academic research and is awarded to only 30 individuals each year across a … Continue reading

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Dr Laura Swift on the ‘new’ Sappho poems

Dr Laura Swift explores the discovery of lost works by the poet Sappho, in The Conversation on 30 January 2014. New Sappho poems set classical world reeling It’s a kind of literary miracle. Fragments of two new poems by Ancient … Continue reading

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OU Lecturer helps National Theatre in Antigone production

Antigone by Sophocles in a version by Don Taylor, at the National Theatre Desperate to gain control over a city ravaged by civil war, Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone’s rebellious brother. Outraged, she defies his edict. Creon … Continue reading

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