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.


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Professor Rosalind Thomas, Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History

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Dr Adrian Kelly, Fellow and Tutor in Greek Literature

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Dr Matthew Robinson, Fellow and Tutor in Latin Literature

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Dr Stefan Sienkiewicz, Career Development Fellow in Ancient Philosophy


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Stephen Chambers, Lecturer in Latin

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Dr Lucy Jackson, Lecturer in Classics


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