Classics (Literae Humaniores)

Classics at Balliol College

Balliol is in every way one of the biggest Classics colleges in Oxford. We are unusual in having Fellows in all four of the main areas of the subject, a large, vibrant, and cohesive community of undergraduates (as well as postgraduates), a college library with one of the best Classics collections in Oxford, and plenty of opportunities to participate in the wider life of the subject, including Classics societies, and travel grants. We are delighted recently to have appointed a new Fellow in Latin Literature, Dr Matthew Robinson, who himself completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Balliol. We are also particularly pleased that our Fellow in Greek Literature won OUSU Teaching Awards in 2012 and 2016.

Number of places at Balliol: 7-8.


Associate Professor, Clarendon University Lecturer, Fellow and Tutor in Ancient Greek Language and Literature
Matthew Robinson
Associate Professor, Fellow and Tutor in Latin Literature
Stefan Sienkiewicz
Career Development Fellow in Ancient Philosophy
Rosalind Thomas
Professor of Greek History, Dyson-Macgregor Fellow, Jowett Lecturer and Tutor in Ancient History
Stephen Chambers
Lecturer in Latin
Calypso Nash
Lecturer in Latin Language and Literature

About the course

Please see the Faculty of Classics website and the University’s course pages.

Course requirements and selection criteria

Please see:

How to apply to read Classics at Balliol College