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Classics Alumni Day Saturday 25th March 2023

Every year the Faculty of Classics invites all our alumni to join us in Oxford for a day-long event which provides the opportunity for academic discussion and sharing information about recent discoveries and contemporary developing methodological approaches to the investigation and interpretation of the ancient world. In addition to prominent keynote speakers, drawn from the across the broad field of contemporary ancient world studies, the day also features talks from current Faculty members about the latest research on the ancient world which spans the full gamut of Classical subjects: language and literature, ancient history, philology, philosophy, archaeology, and classical reception.

This year's Classics Alumni Day will be held on Saturday 25th March 2023 - Registration is now open for this free to attend annual event.  

The day will begin with registration and light refreshments at 10:30 with a prompt start to proceedings at 11:00.

There will be a series of academic talks on current research in the faculty, including:

  • Dr Roel Konijnendijk
    "Come and Get Them: Herodotus on the Fighting at Plataea"
  • Professor Wolfgang de Melo
    "Philological answers to modern questions: how do Latin and other languages assign gender?"
  • Dr Llewelyn Morgan "A wonderful power to unite nations": a Latin-language newspaper in late-nineteenth-century Europe
  • Dr Leah Lazar
    Being Greek under the Persian Empire: New Evidence from Western Turkey.
  • Dr Timothy Penn
    “Playing with the past: Roman board games in society”

Dr Thomas Mannack will give a talk on ‘Vases, Beazley and the Beazley Archive’, followed by a unique opportunity to tour the Classical Art Research Centre (CARC)

We are also delighted to announce that Dr Helen Eastman, Theatre and Opera Director, Playwright and Artistic Director of Live Canon will give a talk on her production of the powerful 1904 Ukrainian version of Cassandra, which premiered in London. 

While in Oxford why not go along in the evening to the North Wall Arts Centre, Summertown, Oxford where Cassandra is showing from 7:30pm.  More information and tickets are available here

A light buffet lunch will be provided, followed by more talks on current research in the faculty.

The day will conclude around 16:45 followed by a drinks Reception.

To register your interest for this free to attend event please contact

Download the full Programme in PDF format here