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Faculty & College Officers

Faculty Contacts

The Chief Secretary is Ms Lina Undicino.

The Academic Secretary for Undergraduates is Dr Torsten Meißner.

The Academic Secretary for Graduates is Prof. Robin Osborne.

Questions about and corrections to this website (but not general enquiries) should be addressed to


Caucus Secretaries

A (Literature): Prof. Tim Whitmarsh

B (Philosophy): Mr Nicholas Denyer

C (History): Dr John Patterson (Lent Term), Prof. Robin Osborne (Easter Term)

D (Art & Archaeology): Dr Alessandro Launaro (Lent Term), Dr Carrie Vout (Easter Term)

E (Linguistics): Dr Nicholas Zair

X (Interdisciplinary): Prof. Robin Osborne


College Contacts (Director of Studies)

Each College appoints a Director of Studies to take care of its undergraduates studying Classics. Directors of Studies arrange supervisions, and guide students through the complexities of the degree. The table below gives the names of current Directors of Studies, and the links will take you to a page with full contact details. Where the job is split, the information in brackets will tell you who is on duty in a particular term or for a particular part of the Tripos. Prospective undergraduate applicants should ordinarily approach the Director of Studies for Prelims or Part 1, if listed.

Christ’s College

Dr Caroline Vout

Churchill College

Dr Jerry Toner

Clare College

Dr Charles Weiss

Corpus Christi College

Dr Jo Willmott (Part 1A + 1B), (Part II, Michaelmas Term) & Dr Christopher Kelly (Part II, Lent Term & Easter Term)

Downing College

Dr Paul Millett

Emmanuel College

Dr Chris Whitton

Fitzwilliam College

Dr Sara Owen  

Girton College

Dr Helen Van Noorden

Gonville & Caius College

Dr Alessandro Launaro (Michaelmas Term & Lent Term), Dr Rosanna Omitowoju (Easter Term)

Homerton College

Dr Myrto Hatzimichali (Michaelmas Term), (Lent Term & Easter Term)

Hughes Hall

Dr Jerry Toner

Jesus College

Prof. James Clackson

King's College

Prof. Robin Osborne (Prelim, Part 1A +1B), Dr Rosanna Omitowoju (Part 11)

Lucy Cavendish College

Dr John Patterson (Michaelmas Term & Lent Term), Dr Philippa Steele (Easter Term)

Magdalene College

Dr John Patterson (Michaelmas Term & Lent Term), Dr Philippa Steele (Easter Term)

Murray Edwards College

Dr Hannah Willey (Prelim,  Part 1A + 1B, and in Lent Term Part II) & Dr Francesca Middleton (Part II in Michaelmas Term and Easter Term)

Newnham College

Dr Emily Kneebone (Prelims, Part 1A + 1B), (Part II)

Pembroke College

Dr Torsten Meissner


Dr Philip Pattenden (

Queens' College

Dr David Butterfield (Lent Term & Easter Term), (Michaelmas Term)

Robinson College

Dr Rosanna Omitowoju

St. Catharine's College

Dr Siobhan Chomse (Michaelmas Term), Dr Robert Wardy (Lent Term & Easter Term)

St. Edmund's College

Dr Tiziana D'Angelo (Michaelmas Term & Easter Term)

St. John's College

Prof. Tim Whitmarsh

Selwyn College

Dr Rupert Thompson (Michaelmas Term), (Lent Term & Easter Term)

Sidney Sussex College

Dr Yannis Galanakis (Lent Term & Easter Term), (Michaelmas Term)

Trinity College

Dr Neil Hopkinson

Trinity Hall

Dr Elena Giusti

Wolfson College

Dr Philippa Steele

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Aesop's Forest: Don't Do That!

Jul 31, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Aesop's Forest: the Scared Lion

Jul 31, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Drink and Draw

Aug 04, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Meet the Romans

Aug 08, 2017

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Why is the Owl Wise?

Aug 10, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme

Jul 18, 2017

Details of how to apply for this scheme, for entry in 2018, are now available online.

Inaugural Lecure: Professor James Clackson

Jun 06, 2017

Watch again: the inaugural lecture by Professor James Clackson, Professor of Comparative Philology, " 'Dangerous Lunatics’: Cambridge and Comparative Philology".

Laurence Seminar: Monday 29 – Wednesday 31 May 2017

May 16, 2017

Details of this year’s Laurence seminar, Freedom of speech, censorship and the ancient world, are now available online.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Apr 21, 2017

Information on the next round of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships is now available online.

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