Alison Middleton is a classicist, comedian and climate change organiser based in Oxford, UK.

She is currently completing a PhD on laughter in ancient tragedy at Oxford University, as a scholar at Jesus College. Alison has been a writer and performer in both Durham and Oxford Revues, with ample experience in sketch and stand-up comedy. She runs the initiative Comedy vs Climate Change, which hosts charity fundraising events, and she edits the site’s climate-change awareness blog, The Dump.

Recently Alison co-directed the Oxford Greek Play, which is a schools’ outreach event performed triennially at the Oxford Playhouse. The event was performed live on 28th April but is available on YouTube here.