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Cast gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Classics is expanding its range, embracing the whole of ancient Mediterranean culture and all that Classics has meant to the world since antiquity. To enable us to take advantage of the opportunities that this expansion offers, we need to increase our funded positions for teaching and research to address the full sweep of the Classical world.

New lectureships will allow us to attract talented researchers working over the whole range of Classics, capturing for Cambridge their energies and ideas in teaching and research. 

  • A gift of £1 million will fund a University Lectureship for 10 years
  • A gift of £2.5 million will endow a named Lectureship permanently

We are currently fundraising for an endowed University lectureship, held jointly with Newnham College. College teaching is central to a Cambridge education and Newnham continues at the forefront of ensuring that there are equal opportunities for women at every level. This new post will guarantee that the great Classical tradition at Newnham is upheld and allow the Faculty a chance to expand the range of its coverage.


Latest news

New gift to further support Joyce Reynolds Awards

15 June 2021

The Faculty is enormously grateful to Karen and Peter Ventress for their generous gift to further support our efforts to encourage more diversity among students studying Classics at Cambridge. Karen and Peter have made a gift of £40k to fund a further studentship under the banner of the Joyce Reynolds Awards . The Awards...

Laurence Professorship of Classical Archaeology

14 June 2021

The Board of Electors to the Laurence Professorship of Classical Archaeology invite applications from those whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Further information is available at: http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/...

It is with immense sadness that the Faculty reports that Elizabeth (Lisa) French passed away yesterday in Cambridge, 10 June 2021. She was 90.

11 June 2021

Lisa read Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge (1949-1952). In 1961 she was awarded her doctorate from University College London on The Development of Mycenaean Terracotta Figurines . She became a leading expert of Mycenaean pottery and figurines, forging a distinguished career in the archaeology of the Bronze Age Aegean...

Student led teaching awards 2021

24 May 2021

The Faculty is proud to announce that Torsten Meissner and Mark Darling have been recognised for the excellence of their teaching by the Student Union in this year's Student-Led Teaching Awards. Dr Meissner has won the second prize (Highly Commended) in the category "Lecturer". Dr Darling has won the second prize (Highly...