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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.


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Ancient Greek ‘pop culture’ discovery rewrites history of poetry and song

8 September 2021

New research into a little-known text written in ancient Greek shows that ‘stressed poetry’, the ancestor of all modern poetry and song, was already in use in the 2 nd Century CE, 300 years earlier than previously thought.

Roman York beneath the streets: Research Associate

17 August 2021

The Faculty invites applications for a Research Associate on the new AHRC funded Roman York beneath the streets project. The closing date is Monday 20 September 2021. See here for more details .

Open letter on anti-racism: a response from the Faculty Board of Classics

16 July 2021

The response to the Open Letter on anti-racism, together with an action plan outlining the Faculty’s strategy, is now available online. Read here for more details

Martin Millett elected as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London

7 July 2021

Professor Martin Millett FBA, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, has been elected as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London (2021-24). Founded in 1707, the Society of Antiquaries of London is an educational charity that promotes the understanding of the human past and...