Thoughtlines Podcast Episode 5: Simon Goldhill – We Are What We Connect

29 May 2021

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Thoughtlines: academic thinking outside the box.

 

Episode 5: Simon Goldhill – We are what we connect

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 presented by broadcast journalist Catherine Galloway and produced by Carl Homer of Cambridge TV.
 

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Simon Goldhill is the Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at the Faculty of Classics and a Fellow of King's College Cambridge.

Discover the identity of the 2021/22 winner of the Nine Dots Prize mentioned in this episode.

Find 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.

Find an open access copy of the second Nine Dots Prize book, Bread, Cement, Cactus: A Memoir of Belonging and Dislocation, by Annie Zaidi.