I teach Classics at Jesus College Oxford, and research and write about ancient Greece (and Rome). I was formerly a cellist (click left for my TEDx talk) with cello. I’m on leave from Oxford until October 2015 to research ancient Greek music (see below).
I write a clog i.e. an intermittent blog; posts are listed on the left.
Hearing ancient Greek music
I am rediscovering ancient Greek music, as described in Song of the Sirens. To see my 4-minute taster, ‘The Secrets of Ancient Greek Music’, click on the link and enter the password greek: https://vimeo.com/80564559
July 2014 BBC Online: 10 mysteries from ancient Greece.
Daily Mail Online article (29 Oct 2013): sensational claim of ‘100% accuracy’ is, of course, taken out of context.
Oct 2013 I translate into Latin a motto on a rock band T-shirt.
July 2013 My article Plato and Play in American Journal of Play, spurred by a misattribution to Plato by Sarah Palin of the idea that ‘you can learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation’.
Jan 2013 Review of my book in Bryn Mawr Classical Review: ‘dazzling…fascinating…not to be missed’.
Getting in the Flow
15-minute talk on Innovation and ‘the classic’, with cello, for TED Oxbridge here.
I’ve completed a book about creativity and innovation called Eureka, to be published by Princeton University Press.