Classics for All event: ‘Classics for All, Historically’ with Professor Edith Hall, hosted by Professor Paul Cartledge

We are delighted to be joined by Professor Edith Hall for our next online event on Classics for All, Historically, in which Edith will discuss her recent book, A People’s History of Classics, co-written with Henry Stead.

Exploring the influence of the classical past on the lives of working-class people, Edith will challenge the prevailing assumption that working-class culture was historically a ‘Classics-Free Zone’ and outline some of struggles that non-elite Britons went through to access the ancient Greeks and Romans between the Bill of Rights in 1689 and the outbreak of World War II in 1939. With vivid examples of those who succeeded, Edith will demonstrate that classics, historically, was for all…

This event will be chaired by Professor Paul Cartledge, A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture emeritus at the University of Cambridge. Tickets (£10 standard, £5 concession) are available to purchase via the link below. You will also have the option to top up with an additional donation toward the work of Classics for All.

Purchase tickets here.

Once you have purchased tickets, you will receive an email containing the Zoom Webinar registration link. You must sign up for the webinar via the Zoom registration form in order to fully register and receive your unique invitation link. Please make sure you save this link, as you will need it to access the webinar on the day.


Professor Edith Hall:

Edith Hall is Professor of Classics at King’s College London and the founder of the campaign Advocating Classics Education. She has published more than thirty books on the ancient world and its reception and in 2017 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Athens.

Professor Paul Cartledge:

Paul Cartledge is A. G. Leventis Senior Research Fellow of Clare College and A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture emeritus at Cambridge University. He is an honorary citizen of modern Sparta, and President of the Hellenic Society (UK). He’s the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of some 30 books, most recently Democracy: A Life and Thebes: The Forgotten City of Ancient Greece.

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