The Faculty of Classics welcomes academic visitors from other Higher Educational Institutions. Academic Visitor status is in principle available to holders of an established teaching or research post in the Classics department at another University, and who have a distinguished record of research (as appropriate for their career stage), who wish to spend a period of up to twelve months at Oxford for the purposes of undertaking private research.
Information about the application procedure can be found below. Academic Visitors whose visit is approved by the Faculty are entitled to attend lectures and seminars organised by the Classics Faculty, access the Libraries and work in the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies. However, they are not entitled to accommodation, an office, secretarial facilities, or supervision by a member of the Classics Faculty’s academic staff.
The benefits of Academic Visitor status include access to all the following:
- Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, at 66 St Giles’, Oxford, where the Faculty of Classics is based
- Swipe-card access to the building during opening hours, usually 08:00 – 22:00, daily
- Opportunity to attend seminars and to meet colleagues or students
- Access to facilities, including computer terminals, kitchen and common room
- Bodleian Libraries, including the Sackler Library
- Oxford IT account, Oxford email
- Faculty of Classics email list for visitors to receive emails about aspects of the Classical life of Oxford relevant to Academic Visitors.
Approval as an Academic Visitor is subject to an annual setup fee of £100 plus £75 per month, (minimum 1 month) and for a maximum of 12 months.
Prospective visitors must follow the application process outlined below. The Classics Faculty reserves the right to reject applications at its discretion.
In order to apply to become an Academic Visitor, you will need to have a faculty sponsor and complete with their help an Academic Visitor Application Form. Your sponsor will need to submit the completed Academic Visitor Application form on your behalf to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a Curriculum Vitae, a list of publications and a copy/scan of your current passport. Applications will be considered at various times of the year. The Classics Faculty strongly advise to apply at least 6 months in advance.
On arrival you will be invited to attend a brief induction to the Faculty with the HR Administrator. You will be shown around the Classics Faculty and introduced to the facilities available to you. You will be provided with any paperwork that you might need.
Academic Visitors from overseas may need to obtain an Academic Visitor visa to enter the UK, and details of this are available from the UK Visas and Immigration Office website. In the event that a Visa or Work Permit is required, please be aware that neither the Faculty nor any other part of the University is able to assist with any aspect (financial or administrative) of the application. Applicants are required to ensure that they have obtained in advance of their visit any visa which is required in order to enable them to enter the UK under the appropriate status. A formal letter of invitation will be issued by the Faculty.
If you are a PGR student enquiring about the status of Associate Researcher, or an Associate Researcher enquiring about renewal of status, please contact the visitor administrator at email@example.com