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We Must Cultivate Our Gardens‘ – review of John Sellars, The Fourfold Remedy: Epicurus and the Art of Happiness; Sarah Sands, The Interior Silence: 10 Lessons from Monastic Life, Literary Review, March 2021


Porkers & Pissheads: The Pig War by John Placentius; How to Drink: A Classical Guide to the Art of Imbibing, by Vincent Obsopoeus (both translated from Latin by Michael Fontaine)’, Literary Review, April 2020

Should lessons on sex and religion take parents’ wishes into account?’ Spectator Life, 12 March 2020

Naked positions – Mary Beard’s Shock of the Nude, reviewed’, Apollo, 5 February 2020


‘It’s not art, it’s bananas’, on Maurizio Cattelan’s ‘Comedian’, ArtDependence, 7 December 2019

‘Three Voices of Mauritius’ – a literary experiment in The Fortnightly Review, 3 August 2019

‘Hedonism in Herculaneum – a guide to good living in a luxurious Roman villa’, feature article in Apollo Magazine, 27 July 2019

‘Concepts into Clay: William Cobbing, Haptic Loop, Cooke Latham Gallery’ArtDependence Magazine, 22 May 2019

‘Zhou Li, Original State of Mind, at White Cube Bermondsey, London’, ArtDependence Magazine, 30 April 2019

‘Edvard Munch: Love and Angst, British Museum’, ArtDependence Magazine, 16 April 2019

‘Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher, by Armand D’Angour’The Spectator, 30 March 2019

‘The Renaissance Nude’, ArtDependence Magazine, 21 March 2019

‘Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean’Apollo online, 12 February 2019


Metamorphica, by Zachary Mason’The Spectator, 29 September 2018

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

‘Latin: Dead or alive?’ – the sad state of classics in schools, from a former teacher’s perspective, The Spectator Schools Supplement, 8 September 2018

‘The Best Food Festivals in 2018’ Spectator Life, 19 July 2018

‘Gods, Guys and Guns. A review of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood’, National Secular Society website, 14 June 2018

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

2017 and earlier

‘How classics can teach about teaching’ – brief piece on my approach to teaching, Bright Young Things blog, 2016

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

E.C. Park (2014). Review of ‘Modernity and Plato. Two Paradigms of Rationality’, Classical Review (New Series), 64, pp 610-612

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