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 by Jill Harries and Alex Long. Since then he has worked as a Lecturer at Penn State and (until September 2018) as an ERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Università di Pavia.

Alumni newsletter – 2017


The latest edition of “Classics News” is now available: Classics News: Autumn/Winter 2017 (pdf).   Back-issues of our newsletter can be viewed via our Alumni page.

Ana Kotarcic wins FWO [Pegasus]2 MSCA fellowship

cl_pg-kotarcic-150x199Ana 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 Ana!

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 who betrayed him. Join the family for dinner in Rome’s bloodiest tragedy as you’ve never seen it before. Vegetarians need not apply.”

Joe is also seeking crowdfunding for his play: if you would like to support him, go to

Tosca Lynch wins prestigious Oxford JRF

cl_pg-lynch-150x157Tosca 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, which will run from 2016 to 2019, to pursue a research project on the importance of both the practice and the idea of music in the tragedies of Euripides. The School of Classics congratulates Tosca warmly on this outstanding success.

Conrado Eggers Lan Prize

cl_pg-lynch-150x157We 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!