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Classics Christmas Event

Date: Tuesday 13th December 2016

Time: 18:00 - 21:00

Venue: Holywell Music Rooms, OX1 3SD & Wadham College, OX1 3PN


18:00 - 18:30 Registration

18:30 - 19:30 'Reconstructing Ancient Sounds'

Dr Armand D’Angour and graduate students from the Faculty of Classics will present the Orestes papyrus – a unique specimen of Classical Greek music. The presenters will illustrate how the music imitates the content of the text, using available performance resources (voice/singers/instrumentalist) and show videos of different aspects of the reconstruction. In addition there will be a short talk on how ancient vocal sounds were theorised.

19:40 - 21:00 Drinks reception, Wadham College

Please click HERE to register for the event.

Second Classics Alumni Day

Date: Saturday 11 March 2017

Time: 09:45 - 18:30

Venue: Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU


Featuring Robin Lane Fox Speaking on  'Changing History: Alexander'


Following on from the inital success of our first Faculty alumni Day we are very pleased to welcome you all once again to our Faculty. The day will consist of talks by Faculty members, alumni panel session, and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones over food and drinks.

09:45 - 10:20 Registration & Coffee

 10:20 - 10:30 Welcome address, Prof. Teresa Morgan, Chair of the Faculty

10:30 - 11.30 Keynote, Mr Robin Lane Fox

11:35 - 13:10 Talks by Faculty members, featuring  Prof. Bert R.R. Smith, Dr Constanze Güthenke,

Prof. Alan K. Bowman

13:10 - 14:30 Lunch 

14:30 - 15:35 Talks by Faculty members, featuring  Dr J. C. Quinn, Dr Dirk Obbink

15:35 - 16:00 Break

16:00 - 17:15 'Classical Futures’ alumni panel (a chance to hear some of our alumni sharing their work experiences since graduating from Oxford)

17:15 - 17:30 Closing remarks, Regius Professor of Greek Gregory Hutchinson

17:30 - 18:30 Drinks reception

Please click HERE to register

PHOTO-EXHIBITION This will also be an opportunity to see the 'The Hidden Gospels of Abba Garima: Treasures from the Ethiopian Highlands'. (Translated from Greek, with decoration derived from classical architecture.)