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Review of Jochen Bleicken’s biography of Emperor Augustus, for Standpoint Magazine

Report on the ongoing conservation effort at Pompeii, for Apollo Magazine

Daisy’s essay, ‘An Unlikely Friendship’, is longlisted for the Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize

Josiah Ober’s The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece, book review for History Today

The graduates reviving the traditional signet ring – feature for the Daily Telegraph

Revealed: the intimate secret of Peter Paul Rubens, for Newsweek

Trigger warnings unjustly target Western literature – column for Standpoint Magazine

Where did all the egg whites go? I explore a Renaissance mystery for Newsweek

Review of Eileen Cooper at the RA, for The Catholic Herald

My beef with blue steak eaters: why a well-done rump is superior, for Standpoint Magazine