Philomen Probert

The Acting President Professor Philomen Probert is interested in Greek, Latin, Anatolian and Indo-European linguistics, ancient grammarians, historical prosody, and historical syntax.

Probert has written A New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek (Duckworth 2003), Ancient Greek Accentuation: Synchronic Patterns, Frequency Effects, and Prehistory (OUP 2006), and Early Greek Relative Clauses (OUP 2015).

Professor of Classical Philology and Linguistics
Philomen Probert
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Meditation

Traditional Buddhist meditation. Practise regularly to change the quality of your life.

Please notify Clive each week if planning to attend.

To be continued next term.

Meditation

Traditional Buddhist meditation. Practise regularly to change the quality of your life. Please notify Clive each week if planning to attend. To be continued next term.

Meditation

Traditional Buddhist meditation. Practise regularly to change the quality of your life. Please notify Clive each week if planning to attend. To be continued next term.

Meditation

Traditional Buddhist meditation. Practise regularly to change the quality of your life. Please notify Clive each week if planning to attend. To be continued next term.

Unionisation in South India : the Independence decades

We will meet to learn about and discuss the organisation of labour in South India (the Madras Presidency) during the decades surrounding Independence. Dr Karuna is expert on the formation of India's enormous informal economy and her talk will focus on the problems of, and opposition to, the unionisation of workers in the 'non-factory' economy i.e. in workshops, homes, bazaars etc.which still constitute most of India's 'firms'. All welcome.

Wolfson-Darwin Day 2018

After enjoying the hospitality of Darwin College, Cambridge last year, it’s time for the next chapter of the great Wolfson-Darwin Day tradition on March 17! After a hearty Saturday brunch, we have planned a range of sports competitions and Oxford tours for our guests from Cambridge. As usual, we will celebrate this day (and hopefully an overall Wolfson victory to regain the trophy) with a special Guest Night, followed by a BOP in the Bar!

Poland: From Paradigm to Pariah?

In this lecture, Polish lawyer Marcin Matczak will outline the legal and constitututional developments in Poland under the rule of the Law and Justice Party, which include the threat of EU sanctions over reforms to the judiciary and the recently announced and highly controversial Holocaust bill. The issues raised in the lecture will be discussed in greater depth at a workshop the following day. Marcin Matczak is a lawyer and lecturer at the Institute of Theory of State and Law, University of Warsaw.

The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power

A panel discussion of Niall Ferguson's bestelling book. The renowned historian Niall Ferguson asks: What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong? What if our conception of history as hierarchical - that of popes, presidents, and prime ministers - is simply because they create the historical archives? The 21st century has been hailed as the Networked Age. But in The Square and the Tower Niall Ferguson argues that social networks are nothing new.

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