On Wednesday 11th October, Author and BBC broadcaster Natalie Haynes visited Runshaw College to speak with students from the School of English, Languages and Classics.

Her re-telling of the Trojan War, “A Thousand Ships” was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2020 and “Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myth” reached number 2 in The New York Times Bestseller chart. Natalie also writes for the Guardian and has a successful BBC podcast Series called “Natalie Haynes Stands up for The Classics” but spoke very honestly with students about the many setbacks she had faced before finding success in her career. Feedback from students was excellent and it was great to see many people taking the opportunity to ask Natalie lots of questions after her talk. Thank you to Ebb & Flo Bookshop in Chorley for bringing along copies of Natalie’s new book “Divine Might” so that students could purchase them at a reduced price and have them signed by Natalie.