We are committed to working together to ensure that the Classics Faculty at Oxford is inclusive and welcoming to all. We aim to provide an environment which promotes equality, values diversity, and maintains a working, learning, and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected to assist them in reaching their full potential.
The Faculty's work in this area is overseen by the EDI Committee, established in 2021, which is chaired by the EDI Officer, Professor Rhiannon Ash (Merton College). The committee includes student representatives at both graduate and undergraduate level, the two Classics Faculty Harassment Advisors, the Chair of the Faculty Board, the Head of Administration and Finance, the Disability Officer, a representative from the Outreach Committee, an External Advisor, and Isabelle Pitt, the EDI Officer Humanities Division, who is there in attendance. It meets once a term, usually in second week. Minutes go to Faculty Board and the Joint Sub-Faculties.
Please do feel free at any time to approach Rhiannon Ash (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any business which you would like the EDI Committee to consider, or any ideas which you have for new initiatives. We actively welcome input from the wider Faculty community into the ongoing work of the EDI Committee.
In addition, Rhiannon Ash holds two ‘EDI Office Hours’ each term. She is very happy to meet people at these office hours, but she is also available to speak at any time. Please do email to ask for an appointment. She also regularly liaises with other EDI Officers across the Humanities Faculty, participates in EDI meetings with counterparts at other universities, and sends around regular emails with information and resources relating to EDI.