Simon Goldhill

Simon Goldhill is Professor of Greek at Cambridge University, Director of CRASSH, the Cambridge Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Director of the Cambridge Victorian Studies Group, and a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He has published on many aspects of Greek literature and culture; he also has published on nineteenth-century opera, art and fiction. Professor Goldhill directed the King’s College Research Centre for six years before taking over at the Cambridge Research Centre, which is dedicated to interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work.

He has also directed a five year 14 person project on Victorian culture. He has lectured all over the world and is a regular broadcaster on radio and television in Britain and elsewhere. Professor Goldhill was educated in Cambridge, and has taught at Princeton, Chicago and the EHESS, Paris.

Currently, CRASSH organizes around 300 events a year, and hosts 40 visiting fellows, as well as running several major lecture series – sponsoring interdisciplinary research.