Jeremy Mynott

Dr Jeremy Mynott

BA MA PhD

Jeremy is a former publisher (head of Cambridge University Press) turned author, with published books in classics, ancient history and natural history.

Jeremy Mynott

Jeremy worked for most of his professional career at Cambridge University Press, with successive roles as editor, editorial director, managing director and chief executive.  Since retirement he has published several books in the fields of natural history and classics, including Birdscapes: birds in our imagination and experience (Princeton, 2009), Thucydides: edition and translation (CUP, 2013) and most recently Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words (OUP, 2018).

He is the co-founder and a trustee of New Networks for Nature, an initiative bringing together a wide range of writers, scientists, poets, musicians and naturalists to explore the diversity of creative responses to the natural world and inspire efforts to promote its importance in our national life.

 

Research interests 

Jeremy is now working on a book to be published by Yale University Press under the title The Story of Nature: a Human History.

What's on

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Thinking Against Babylon, One Beat at a Time: Black Music as Radical, De-colonial Epistemology

29/11/2022 at 17.30

What is radical and de-colonial about Black music as an instrument for radical thought? 

Wolfson in Singapore

Wolfson in Singapore

29/11/2022 at 19.00

Join Sian Cook, Director of Networks, for our Wolfson in Singapore events

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Music and Madeira: Festive Fun with Cambridge University Brass Band

29/11/2022 at 21.00

A recital following Formal Hall with the Cambridge University Brass Band performing seasonal music.

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Sustainability Thinking Space

30/11/2022 at 17.30

A free, interactive sustainability education and thinking space open to all Wolfson members, providing a guided space to develop your sustainability thinking, action and development.

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Science Student Research Series

02/12/2022 at 17.45

Join the Science Society for their new Science Student Research Series: friendly and engaging talks given by PhD students from Wolfson College about their research.

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