This week St John's will mark the 65th anniversary of Professor Donald Russell's election in 1948 to a Fellowship with a reception attended by many of his colleagues and former students.
Now an Emeritus Fellow, Professor Russell, M.A., D.Litt., F.B.A., was a much loved and respected Tutor in Classics and Professor of Classical Literature. At 93, he continues to teach Latin prose composition to the current generation of undergraduates. Professor Russell's recent publications include a new edition with commentary of Plutarch, 'How to Study Poetry' (with R.Hunter, Cambridge) and a translation of the late antique philosopher Aeneas of Gaza (London 2012). He is currently working on the second-century AD Greek orator Aelius Aristides.
Professor Russell is just the third fellow in St John's history to have reached the 65 year anniversary milestone. The President and Fellows warmly congratulate and thank him for his longstanding and continuing contributions to College.