Lauren Spohn ’20 to take her passion for storytelling to Oxford

Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 03:00 in Mathematics & Economics

 This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. Fantasy novels “The Chronicles of Narnia” and “The Lord of the Rings” offered the young Lauren Spohn both a window to other worlds and a “sense of continuity.” Having a father in the Air Force meant the family had to move to a new base every two years and leave many things behind. But, she recalled, “I got to take the books with me.” When Spohn heads to the University of Oxford this fall as a Rhodes Scholar, ready to pursue a master’s in intellectual history, she will again bring with her the tales she loves — from the classics to comic books — as she continues exploring how stories can connect us all. “This is really what I what I want to spend my life doing,” said the former English concentrator, “connecting people with the stories we tell, the...

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