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…

Classics and Race

During Black History Month the School of Classics’ Equality and Diversity committee were proud to present a workshop, organised by Sian Lewis, on the relationship between Classics and Race. It came as part of a series dedicated to promoting inclusivity in the discipline of Classics and widening participation more generally in classical culture. The idea behind these workshops is to…

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…

Postgraduate scholarships for MLitt in Classics

The School of Classics is offering a number of postgraduate scholarships for students taking the MLitt in Classics at St Andrews in 2020-2021. The scholarships cover 50% of the tuition fees at UK and EU level.  Students wishing to be considered for these scholarships should apply by 5pm, Monday 13 January 2020.  View further information on…

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!

Four new appointments in the School of Classics

We are excited to announce the appointment of four new members of staff, all of whom will be joining the School from next academic year. Michael Carroll has been appointed as Lecturer in Greek Literature. Michael completed his PhD in Cambridge in 2014. He works broadly on classical Greek literature, especially on Aeschylus and Pindar,…