Writing

Plays

Boat People – one-act courtroom drama about a Greek sea captain’s decision to rescue a boatload of migrants stranded in the Mediterranean. Performed at Pentameters Theatre, Hampstead, in February-March 2018.

Current project: a full-length play on an entirely different topic. Watch this space…

Reviews

‘The Design Museum Zürich gets a stylish makeover’, Apollo art magazine, 12 September 2018

‘Gods, Guys and Guns. A review of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood’, National Secular Society website, 2018

Mary and the Witch’s Flower – Review’ (anime by Studio Ponoc), The Flaneur, 2018

Blow Up Media Studies’ – review of Toby Miller, Blow Up the Humanities, for The Oxonian Review, 2013

‘Ashes to Ashmolean’ – review of the revamped Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (with photographs by Akshat Rathi), The Oxonian Review, 2009

‘A Book by its Cover’: (1) Mantel’s Wolf Hall; (2) Dawkins’ The Greatest Show on Earth; (3) Danchev’s On Art and War and Terror – series of brief reviews for The Oxonian Review, 2009

Essays

‘Latin: Dead or alive?’ – the sad state of Classics in schools, from a former teacher’s perspective, The Spectator Schools Supplement, September 2018

‘How Classics can teach about teaching’ – brief piece on my approach to teaching, 2016

‘Time to brush up the public image?’ – on the shipping industry’s relationship with the media, Maritime Risk International, 2016

‘Sinofile – Travels’ – about a trip to China, in The Drawing Room, 2012

Miscellaneous

‘The Best Food Festivals in 2018’ Spectator Life, 2018

‘Ladies Who [Wear] Lycra’ – satire on ‘ladies who lunch’ in Hampstead, for the Hampstead Village Voice, 2017

‘Vale of Tears?’ – article investigating suspicious building on metropolitan open land in the Vale of Health, Hampstead Village Voice, 2017

‘The Schools Exclusion Project’ – City University LawBore blog, 2014