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Faculty of Classics


Faculty Contacts

Director of Undergraduate Studies Professor Renaud Gagné

Director of Postgraduate Studies Dr Nick Zair 

Chief Secretary Ms Lina Undicino

Archivist Dr Rebecca Naylor

Curator Dr Susanne Turner

Librarian Ms Lyn Bailey


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


Caucus Secretaries

(MT = Michaelmas Term, LT = Lent Term, ET = Easter Term)

A (Literature):  Professor Stephen Oakley

B (Philosophy): Professor James Warren

C (History): Dr Rebecca Flemming 

D (Art & Archaeology): Dr Alessandro Launaro (MT, ET); Dr Yannis Galanakis (LT)

E (Linguistics): Dr Nick Zair 

X (Interdisciplinary): Professor Ingo Gildenhard


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

Prof. Caroline Vout

Churchill College

Dr Jerry Toner

Clare College

Dr Charles Weiss

Corpus Christi College

Dr Jo Willmott (Prelims, 1A & 1B), Prof. James Warren (II)

Downing College

Dr Max Leventhal 

Emmanuel College

Dr Nigel Spivey (MT & LT), Prof. Chris Whitton (ET)

Fitzwilliam College

Dr Sara Owen  

Girton College

Dr Christian Keime

Gonville & Caius College

Dr Alessandro Launaro (MT & ET), Mr Franco Basso (LT)

Homerton College

Dr Myrto Hatzimichali

Hughes Hall

Dr Tori McKee

Jesus College

Prof. James Clackson

King's College

Prof. Ingo Gildenhard (1A & 1B), Dr Rosanna Omitowoju (II)

Lucy Cavendish College

Dr John Patterson 

Magdalene College

Dr John Patterson 

Murray Edwards College

Dr Hannah Willey

Newnham College

Pembroke College

Dr Torsten Meissner (LT & ET)


Dr Nicholas Zair (LT & ET)

Queens' College

Dr David Butterfield 

Robinson College

Dr Rosanna Omitowoju

St. Catharine's College

Dr Charlie Weiss

St. Edmund's College

Dr David Friedman

St. John's College

Prof. Tim Whitmarsh (Prelims, 1A & 1B, MT), Dr Manuela Dal Borgo (II, MT; LT & ET)

Selwyn College

Dr Rupert Thompson

Sidney Sussex College

Dr Henry Tang (MT; 1A & 1B LT & ET), Dr Yannis Galanakis (II, LT & ET)

Trinity College

Dr Cédric Scheidegger Laemmle

Trinity Hall

Mr Franco Basso

Wolfson College

Dr Philippa Steele

Latest news

James Warren begins his term as Chair of the Faculty Board

12 January 2022

James Warren, Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Fellow of Corpus Christi College took over as Chair of the Faculty Board on 1 January 2022.

New Year's Honours 2022: James Diggle CBE

1 January 2022

The Faculty is delighted to report that Emeritus Professor James Diggle has been awarded a CBE for his services to Classical Scholarship in the 2022 New Year's Honours List. James was Professor of Greek and Latin from 1995 until he retired in 2011 and is a Fellow of the British Academy as well as Life Fellow at Queens'...

University Assistant Professorships in Classics

3 December 2021

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint three University Assistant Professorships. Applications are invited from those whose research falls into the areas of Greek and Roman philosophy, Greek and Roman history, Greek art and archaeology, and Greek literature. For further details please see the HR Division website ...

Aldborough Roman Town

24 November 2021

Watch a new film about Aldborough Roman Town , exploring its archaeological story. Created by Dr Rose Ferraby, it celebrates new understandings of the site from the Aldborough Roman Town Project .