Public Engagement

Philological Society

In my role as Hon. Secretary for Student Associates of the Philological Society, I was editor of the Philological Society Blog which went live in October 2016. There, we present reports on activities funded by the Society, members’ research, outlines of talks given to the Society, and short portrays of Council Members. I also used to manage the Society’s social media accounts on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube. In March 2019, I organised and hosted the Philological Society Early Career Researcher Forum at Wolfson College.


Below you can find newspaper and magazine articles to which I have contributed or for which I have been interviewed:

Here is a short interview that my colleague Sébastien Moret and I gave about a book we coedited in 2023; the book deals with the life, work, and continuing relevance of the French linguist Antoine Meillet.


I regularly give Outreach talks for sixth form students and younger pupils, general public engagement talks, and teach at the Oxford UNIQ Summer School.

Talking about philology to prospective Classicists at UNIQ 2017.

The most recent topics of such talks include:

Next to having edited the blog of the Philological Society, I have on occasion also contributed myself, most recently with posts about the Indo-Iranian Philology Day at Wolfson College, Oxford, and about Classical Armenian conditionals.

Since December 2017, you can also hear me as the ‘philological correspondent’ on VoxPop, the Classics podcast of the Faculty of Classics; here are the first two episodes: Ovid 2000 and Christmas.

In summer 2019, I have recorded a video interview with OxPlore in their series of ‘Big Questions’, discussing whether school was the best place for language learning. You can find the video below.