Postdoctoral Leverhulme award for Chloe Bray

Following the recent success of passing her PhD, Chloe Bray has now been awarded funding from the Leverhulme Trust for a two-year research fellowship at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany. This funding will allow Chloe to work on a monograph entitled “Ancient Greek Landscape between the Intelligible and the Unintelligible”, which will look at fears and anxieties…

Congratulations to Matthew Shelton

Matthew Shelton has been appointed Lecturer in Classics at the University of Cape Town. His appointment there will start in July 2019. Matthew’s PhD thesis explored madness in Xenophon, Plato and Stoicism, and he also works on Apuleius and Epicurean epistemology. Congratulations, Matthew!

Congratulations to Matthijs Wibier

Congratulations to Matthijs Wibier, who has been appointed to a permanent lectureship in Ancient History in the Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury. His research and teaching focus on the culture(s) and literature(s) of the Roman Empire. Matthijs received his PhD in Classics from St Andrews in 2014, supervised…

Ana Kotarcic wins FWO [Pegasus]2 MSCA fellowship

Ana Kotarcic, who obtained her PhD in Classics from St Andrews in 2015, has been awarded an FWO [Pegasus]2 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. Ana will use this three-year fellowship, running from 2017 to 2020, to pursue a research project on Aristotle and language at the Centre for the Historiography of Linguistics at KU Leuven, Belgium. Congratulations…

Alumni Newsletter – 2016

The latest edition of “Classics News” is now available: Classics News: Autumn/Winter 2016 (pdf).   Back-issues of our newsletter can be viewed via our Alumni page.

Catch some Senecan tragedy in London!

After completing a degree in Classics with us in 2014, Joseph Cunningham went on to train as a director at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He is now staging Seneca’s Thyestes at The Courtyard Theatre in London, 28th June 2016 to 10th July 2016 – 7.30pm. “Atreus, a broken, desperate oligarch of a starving world plots revenge against the brother…

Tosca Lynch wins prestigious Oxford JRF

Tosca Lynch, who obtained her PhD in Classics from St Andrews in 2013 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, has been awarded a prestigious Junior Research Fellowship in Classics at Jesus College Oxford. Tosca will use the fellowship,…

Conrado Eggers Lan Prize

We are delighted that Tosca Lynch has been awarded third prize by the Conrado Eggers Lan Prize committee for her outstanding work on her recent PhD thesis  entitled “Training the soul in excellence» : musical theory and practice in Plato’s dialogues, between ethics and aesthetics“. Congratulations Tosca!

Joe Howley wins position at Columbia

We’re delighted to report that Joe Howley, currently a Teaching Fellow with us, has been appointed to an Assistant Professorship at Columbia University, which has one of the best Classics Departments in the US. As well as being wonderful news for Joe himself, this is great testimony to the School’s international reputation, since Joe is…