Round-up Sat 26 May

A couple of mentions of the influence of particular Latin teachers, and a review of Oedipus Rex by Stravinsky.

  • Obituary of Jill McGown, crime writer. Her Latin teacher was Colin Dexter.
  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Latin teacher was an accomplished cook.
  • With Latin making a comeback in the classroom, Stravinsky's opera-oratorio Oedipus Rex could now conquer spheres beyond the concert hall, which is where it now resides as one of the greatest works of all time. So opens a review in the Independent. (Some teachers may remember singing part of this work at a recent ArLT Summer School.)

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