‘A Cicerone to Cicero: Robert Harris in conversation’: Classics for All Annual Lecture

Time to book your place at CfA’s annual lecture…

Master storyteller Robert Harris has written ‘the finest fictional treatment of Ancient Rome in the English language.’ (Allan Massie, Scotsman). Given he is not a classical scholar, how did he come to write these books? Does he consider them to be allegories of current events? What is the difference between fiction and historical fiction? And what is so special about Cicero?

Join us for a discussion between Robert Harris and Dr Peter Jones MBE on Thursday 2 November 2017 at the Royal Society, followed by a wine reception with canapés. You will have the opportunity after the talk to hear from a passionate Classics teacher who has introduced classical subjects into several state schools, who will describe the difference it makes for pupils, teachers and the schools’ communities.

As this is Classics for All’s annual fundraising event, we encourage you to give an extra donation above the standard £30 ticket, which will go towards introducing classical subjects in state schools in 2017-18. We have suggested amounts here between £50-100, but you may also wish to visit our website where you can make a separate donation. Perhaps you would like to join our ranks of ‘Centurion’ supporters giving £100 pa (that’s only £8.33 pm) by direct debit.

Doors will open at 6.30pm and the talk will start at 7.00pm.