Harry, what first interested you about classics?
I was given my first book on classical mythology when I was four years old, and instantly fell in love with the fantastical world of Homer and the like, even trying (and definitely failing) to draw some of the creatures depicted. From then onwards, I’ve loved the breadth of the subject: I think the diversity one can find in Classics is second to none, and be it philosophy, literature, language or any other aspect of antiquity, I truly believe there is a place for everyone’s interests.
What A levels are you taking, and what do you hope to study at university?
I am currently studying A Level Mathematics, English Literature, and Classical Civilisation, and it is my full intention to apply for the Classics course at Cambridge (with the preliminary year for languages).
What are your future plans for the podcast?
I will see where it goes, and am eager to have many more guests (with a few already lined up…), but for now I’d like for it to remain an accessible and captivating platform for those who are both classicists and curious alike, in order to promote the subject I adore, and break any potential stereotypes pertaining to its negative associations with class etc., introducing others to the magnificent locus amoenus that is the Ancient World.