Classics (Literae Humaniores)

Classics at Balliol College

See a transcript of the video above.

Open Day information from Professor Rosalind Thomas

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.  

Number of places at Balliol: 9.


Alexander Bown (photo: Stuart Bebb)
Associate Professor, Fellow and Tutor in Ancient Philosophy
Adrian Kelly
Associate Professor, Clarendon University Lecturer, Fellow and Tutor in Ancient Greek Language and Literature
Matthew Robinson
Associate Professor, Fairfax Fellow and Tutor in Latin Literature
Rosalind Thomas
Professor of Greek History, Dyson-Macgregor Fellow, Jowett Lecturer and Tutor in Ancient History
Alex Hardwick
Lecturer in Greek and Latin Language and Literature

About the course

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

Course requirements and selection criteria

Please see:

How to apply to read Classics at Balliol College

Admissions talk (Open Days 2020)