My research focuses on Ovid's portrayal of virginal women. I am particularly interested in the way that Ovid uses virginity to complicate traditional approaches to gender. I am also keen to explore the connections that Ovid makes between virginal females and the contemporary climate of 'moral reform'.
At the University of Oxford, I completed a Bachelor's degree in Ancient and Modern History. After graduating, I participated in an outreach programme on behalf of Magdalen College. This involved delivering talks in two South Yorkshire schools, encouraging pupils from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply to Magdalen. It was an immense privilege to be involved in this, as I have a particular passion for diversifying higher education. I then completed a Masters degree, in Medieval Studies, at the University of Leeds. During my time at Leeds, I continued my passion for outreach by participating in a Museum Day at Leeds City Museum. This involved showing children how to do calligraphy. In 2017, I also delivered a paper on third-gender theory at the War and Peace Conference.
In addition to academic outreach, I am also passionate about engaging with student mental health. As such, I recently published an article for The Tab, Bristol on coping with mental health at university. I have also participated in RED January 2018, to raise vital funds and awareness for mental health issues. After all, it is important to engage with both the intellectual and emotional wellbeing of students.
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