Rachael Murray wins Miller Prize

The School is delighted to announce that Rachael Murray is this year’s winner of the University’s prestigious Miller Prize.  The Miller Prize is awarded to ‘the most distinguished student in the Faculties of Arts and Science who completes their degree during the year’.  For Rachael, the award of the Miller Prize is the culmination of…

Class of 2020 – sharing memories

Professor Rebecca Sweetman invited our new graduates to share photos and memories of their time in the School of Classics. We’re delighted to share these with you today. Congratulations to all our graduates! Powerpoint prepared by Sam Dixon.

Reading lists for September 2020

Students taking modules run by the School of Classics in 2020-2021 can now access reading lists: If you are joining us for the first time this year, please email classug@st-andrews.ac.uk with the modules you plan to take. Returning students: please download the reading lists from the School’s Student Intranet .

Class of 2020

First of all let me congratulate you all on the completion of your degree… especially during these extenuating circumstances. You have all been amazing and the quality of the work you have turned in is testament to your hard work and, dare I say, resilience! We are so upset that we cannot celebrate your achievement…

Classics and Class on BBC Radio 4

Tom Sutcliffe’s Start the Week (BBC Radio 4) last week bore the title ‘Classics and Class’. Now, Classics and Class was also the name of the research project on which Edith Hall (KCL) and Henry Stead (University of St Andrews) collaborated from 2013. Excitingly, March 2020 saw the publication of their major research output for that project, a co-authored…

Congratulations to Maria Merino Jaso

Congratulations to Maria Merino Jaso, who recently successfully defended her PhD thesis. Her thesis, co-supervised between the School of Classics, and Mediaeval History, presented the first translation into English of a poetic exchange between Peter of Pisa and Paul the Deacon, two Lombard scholars who were part of the court of Charlemagne in the 780s. This…

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…

Leverhulme Research Fellowship for Tom Geue

Congratulations to Tom Geue on being awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship. He will be working on a new interdisciplinary project on Sebastiano Timpanaro, who is one of the great leftist intellectual historians and classical philologists of the twentieth century. Tom plans to take up the fellowship in January 2021. He will spend the majority of the year’s…

Two further awards for Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis

Congratulations to Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis, who has been awarded two further research fellowships: a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (one year), and another from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (one semester). These are for aspects of her research on the reception of Classical material culture in the early nineteenth century. As part…

Reading lists for September 2020

The School of Classics hopes to make reading lists for the new academic year available in June 2020. Due to unforeseen circumstances, they cannot be made available sooner.

Teaching Award for Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis

Congratulations to Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis, who received a Teaching Excellence Award this academic year. Alexia was recognised for her innovative honours teaching methods in which she combines research, outreach and transferable skills development, as well as her dedication to the incorporation of equality and diversity into her teaching.