Congratulations to Christopher Smith on the award of the 2017 Premio Cultori di Roma. The prize is awarded by the Istituto Nazionale di Studi Romani, representatives of the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, the Comune di Roma, the Unione Accademica Nazionale and the Unione Internazionale degli Istituti di Archeologia, Storia e Storia dell’Arte in Roma. It has been given only to three British scholars since the inauguration in 1955, Sir Ronald Syme and Sir Fergus Millar, both Camden Chairs of Roman History at Oxford, and J. B. Ward-Perkins, BSR Director from 1945 to 1974. Christopher was presented with the prize on the Capitol on Rome’s 2770th birthday, 21 April.
Congratulations to Emma Buckley and Alice König who have been awarded McCall MacBain teaching awards for their project on the Latin language learning experiences of St Andrews students from different educational backgrounds. The scheme, funded by the McCall MacBain foundation, is running for the first time in the university this year and is designed to recognise staff who have shown outstanding contributions to research-led teaching. Their joint article on this project will be published in the Journal of Classics Teaching in April 2017.
Congratulations to Jon Coulston who has just been awarded one of the university’s Teaching Excellence Awards for 2015-16. The awards will be presented at a teaching awards ceremony on Tuesday 19 April. The award is for all-round excellent teaching, but also particularly for Jon’s work in developing a very popular and distinctive series of honours modules focused around his research interests on the ancient city of Rome, Roman art and the Roman army. Those teaching interests have been intertwined with Jon’s impact work on the Roman army and onTrajan’s column.
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 to Emma Buckley, who has just been awarded one of the university’s five Teaching Excellence Awards for 2014-15. The awards will be presented at a teaching awards ceremony on Wednesday 29 April. The award is for all-round excellent teaching, but also particularly a) for Emma’s innovative classical reception modules at honours level, and b) for the work she has done (jointly with Alice König) on a project tracking the experience of students from different educational systems in language learning within our Latin modules; and for setting up (jointly with Nikoletta Manioti) a new postgraduate language teaching training scheme.
The School of Classics is very pleased to announce that Dr Rebecca Sweetman has won one of four University Teaching Excellence Awards. She also received a Students’ Association Teaching Award for Honours teaching.
Rebecca and the other winners received their accolades in a ceremony on 1 May.