Professor of Classics , King's College London
Edith Hall is professor of Classics at Durham University. She has published more than 30 books, broadcasts frequently on radio and television, and publishes widely in mainstream and academic journals and newspapers. Her latest books are Tony Harrison: Poet of Radical Classicism (2021), A People’s History of Classics (2020) and Aristotle’s Way (2018).
Meaning and the good life
Why read Aristotle today?
Modern self-help draws heavily on Stoic philosophy. But Aristotle was better at understanding real human happiness
History of ideas
Speak to the shoemaker
Philosophy need not be arcane, argued Aristotle, as he led by example, writing treatises for peers and public alike
Classics for the people
A classical education was never just for the elite, but was a precious and inspiring part of working-class British life