This year's lecture will be delivered by Emeritus Professor, University of Oslo, Per Kvaerne and Tenzin Kesang of Dharamsala.
In the past the Ancient World Cluster at Wolfson College have supported the following persons with grants supporting their research or enabling research through conferences or guest speakers.
Mr Renan Baker: research grant for obtaining reproductions of manuscripts.
Dr David Blackman: analysis and Carbon-dating of samples from the ancient harbours of Rhamnous in Attica.
Dr Henriette van der Blom: grant supporting field work in Rome. 2nd grant for participation in the Classical Association Annual Conference 2012.
Dr Jacob Dahl: research grant to collate collection of tablets in the Louvre Museum.
Dr Janet Delaine: research grant for project on Roman architecture.
Ms Carmela Franco: grant supporting field work on Sicilian amphorae.
Dr Takashi Fujii: grant to support publication of monograph.
Ms Camille Geisz: grant supporting conference participation.
Dr Christopher Howgego: grant supporting conference participation.
Ms Kathryn Kelley: grant supporting field work in Lebanon (excavation).
Mr John Lowe: grant supporting conference participation at the University of Hong Kong with paper.
Mr Michael Macdonald: grant supporting publication of the Basalt Desert Rescue Survey.
Mr Jerome Mairat: grant supporting study of Gallic coins in various European collections.
Mr. Robin Meyer: grant supporting workshop on the Armenian language at Wolfson College.
Ms Jessica Piccinini: research grant to work on Religious centres and Cult places in Epirus.
Mr Philip Roberts: grant supporting conference participation at the University of Manchester.
Mrs Caroline Thurston: grant supporting field work (Greece).
Dr Geza Vermes: grant supporting conferenec participation.
Mr Greg Votruba: grant supporting fieldwork (reconstruction of ancient anchors).
Dr Susan Walker: grant to invite Professor Nick Sekunda of the University of Gdansk and Professor Vahtang Licheli of the University of Tbilisi to participate in Oxford conference and give talks at Wolfson College in connection with the Ancient World Lunch.
Dr Ilya Yakubovich: grant supporting participation in two conferences in Poland.
6 November 2017Aris Lecture 201730 October 2017The Ronald Syme Lecture: Migration and the Metropolis: How ancient Rome stayed great
Professor Greg Woolf delivers the Ronald Syme Lecture this year.23 October 2017Imagining the Divine: Exhibition
Wolfson scholars collaborate on a unique exhibition on the art of major world religions at the Ashmolean Museum.
Lectures and Seminars23 - 23Nov NovTravelling and Filming in GandharaThursday 23 November -5:00pm to 6:30pm
In this public lecture of the Classical Art Research Centre's Gandhara Connections project, the historian and broadcaster Michael Wood will be showing film footage and talking about his travels in the area of ancient Gandhara (roughly northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan) in the course of more than thirty years of documentary film making.Parties and Dinners23 - 23Nov NovGuest NightThursday 23 November -7:30pm to 10:00pm
Guest Night dinners take place on Thursdays during full term and are open to all members of College and Common Room. They provide a convivial atmosphere and the chance to meet other Wolfsonians as well as entertaining guests. Dress code is smart (no gowns). Pre-dinner drinks are normally at 7.00 pm, followed by dinner at 7.30 pm.Clubs & Societies24 - 24Nov NovCsontváry, Painter of the Sun’s PathFriday 24 November -8:00pm to 10:00pm
An illustrated talk about Csontváry’s life and art, based on the ‘Csontváry's paintings in Transylvania’ 2016 exhibition in Csíkszereda (Miercurea Ciuc).