Classics Society Dinner, Saturday 27 January 2024

The evening will begin with a pre-dinner talk at 6.00pm in the McGregor Matthews room, followed by a drinks reception at 6.45pm in the Founder’s Library and a three-course dinner in Hall at 7.15pm.

The Society are delighted to confirm that the guest speaker will be New College Old Member historian, Paul Cartledge (1965). Paul will speak on Classics at New College, 1965-1969: Mods, Greats, and Geoffrey de Ste Croix.

This dinner is one of the main times in the year when students have the opportunity to meet and talk with Old Members, to share their experiences of Classics at New College.

Dress code is lounge suits or equivalent. 

The cost of the dinner is £80.00 per person. You can book your place securely via our University of Oxford Online Store booking page. As part of the check out process you will be able to let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or allergens, and also to request a parking space, if needed.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 17 January 2023 to confirm your place.

About the speaker:
Paul Cartledge (1965 BA Literae Humaniores) is a historian who specialises in Classical Athens and Sparta. He was a Classics undergraduate at New College, Oxford, where he was a student of Geoffrey de Ste Croix, and completed a DPhil under the supervision of Professor Sir John Boardman. After lecturing at the University of Ulster, Trinity College Dublin, and the University of Warwick, he moved to Cambridge University in 1979, where he is a fellow of Clare College, and in 2008 was elected A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture. Paul held a visiting Global Distinguished Professorship at NYU 2006-2010, and is a Commander of the Order of Honour of Greece.

Thank you for your support

Whether or not you are able to attend the dinner, contributions to the New College Classics Society would be greatly appreciated and will be used to help subsidise the cost of the dinner for students, to cover the expenses for guest speakers invited by the Society and help to subsidise the annual New College Classics reading trip to Euboea for those that would otherwise not be able to participate. We greatly appreciate any support you can offer and, if you wish to make a gift, please complete the donation form.

We are extremely grateful to those Old Members who currently contribute; thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards,

Emily Fraser
President of the New College Classics Society

Paul Cartledge is an Old Member of New College and is a historian who specialises in Classical Athens and Sparta.
January 2024
18:00 - 22:00
New College
Eligible audience
New College Old Members
Dress code
Lounge suits or equivalent
£80.00 per person