d.m. Colin Wells

Brief notice from the Times:

Colin Michael. The distinguished Roman Historian and much beloved husband and father died of a stroke on Thursday 11th March 2010, aged 76. He leaves his wife Kate, sons Christopher and Dominic, grandsons Theo and Sam, and step-mother Phyllis. He will also be dearly missed by his friends and colleagues, and by booksellers worldwide. Condolences (no flowers) or a donation to Colin’s favourite charitable cause can be made via Malcolm Griffiths, Funeral Director, Heol Dulyn, Tremadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9RH. The family funeral is on Thursday afternoon; a larger memorial service will be planned this summer in Colin’s beloved Oxford.

Classicist Downfall

Kommers, 14, battled it out with Pranav Sivakumar, a fifth-grader from Hough Street Elementary School. Kommers took the win in round 24 when she correctly spelled “palpable.” Sivakumar misspelled “classicist” in round 23.

… kind of reminds of the time when one of Nancy Pelosi’s staffers referred to Victor Davis Hansen as a ‘Classist’
via Lake Bluff speller returning to nationals in June | News Sun.