38 minutes | May 29, 2021

Episode 5 - We are what we connect, with Professor Simon Goldhill

In this episode, presenter and broadcast journalist Catherine Galloway talks youth, ageing, research time, and timelessness with Professor Simon Goldhill, a former director of CRASSH, and Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at the Faculty of Classics. We also spend time considering the life-changing power of the moment. As chair of the Nine Dots Prize Board, Professor Goldhill makes the phone call to the winner of this lucrative and prestigious biennial international essay competition, telling the astonished recipient that their ‘out of the box’ thinking has netted them $100,000, a publishing contract with Cambridge University Press, and the chance to come to CRASSH for a term to work on turning their essay answer into a book. The latest recipient was announced this month, and we’ve got the scoop on the idea that won. Thoughtlines is produced by Carl Homer at Cambridge TV. Learn more: - Find more on Professor Simon Goldhill here: https://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/directory/simon-goldhill - To discover the identity of the 2021 winner of the Nine Dots Prize mentioned in this episode click here: https://ninedotsprize.org/ - An open access copy of the first Nine Dots Prize book, Stand Out Of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance In The Attention Economy, by James Williams, is available here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/stand-out-of-our-light/3F8D7BA2C0FE3A7126A4D9B73A89415D - An open access copy of the second Nine Dots Prize book, Bread, Cement, Cactus: A Memoir of Belonging and Dislocation, by Annie Zaidi, is available here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/bread-cement-cactus/75DCB40487D5CD8DCB772761555CF10C Simon Goldhill is the Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at the Faculty of Classics and a Fellow of King's College Cambridge. Professor Simon Goldhill's forthcoming book on time, discussed in this episode, will be released in 2022 by Cambridge University Press, and is titled The Christian Invention of Time: Temporality and the Literature of Late Antiquity. Two of his recent books are A Very Queer Family Indeed: Sex, Religion and the Bensons in Victorian Britain (The University of Chicago Press, 2016)https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/V/bo24550846.html
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