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 in 2012 our Fellow in Greek Literature won two Teaching Awards.

Number of places at Balliol: 7-8.


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

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