Thucydides on student radio

Thucydides hit the airwaves of Radio 4 last week, but has also featured on the University of Nottingham student radio: James Gooderson describes his joint Independent Second-Year Project with Henry Boutflower. The term ‘marathon’ comes from the scene of a Greek victory over the Persians in 490 BCE. Herodotus tells of the Greek Pheidippides running …

The Night Raid

Helen Lovatt considers Caroline Lawrence’s The Night Raid and writing about the classical world for children.     Several people in my Independent Second Year Project group have decided to write for an audience of children. We have been discussing how this can make a difference to your writing in both style and content. For …

Anything but an essay

Dr Lynn Fotheringham casts an eye over the inventive work currently going on in her Independent Second-Year Project module. The Independent Second-Year Project, or ISYP, is the Department’s flagship non-traditional assessment module, and a cornerstone of our employability programme. Students choose not only which area of the Classical world they want to explore and how …