Lorne Thyssen Scholarship

Wolfson College offers a fully-funded graduate scholarship for a DPhil in an area of Ancient World Studies. 

Applications are invited every three years from suitably qualified graduates who are applying for entry to a DPhil programme in October of the relevant year in one the following areas: Classical Languages and Literature, Ancient History, Classical Philology, Oriental Studies (ancient areas) or Archaeology. The Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential. 

The Scholarship is open to applicants who are ordinarily resident in the EEA or Switzerland and covers their full costs for the relevant period of fee liability, including the University composition fee, the College fee, and maintenance costs at the current UK Research Council rate. The successful scholar becomes a member of Wolfson College. 

The Lorne Thyssen Scholarship is awarded by the Ancient World Cluster at Wolfson College. 

The Lorne Thyssen Scholar from 2018-2021 is Greg Thompson, pursuing the degree of DPhil in Ancient History with the thesis The Coinage and Economy of Boeotia in the Classical Period.

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12 December 2019
Secret of Skins

Sarah Skeels, Wolfson student, appears in the new BBC Four natural history documentary, called Secret of Skins

25 November 2019
Wolfson alumnus Michael Rands appointed Master of Darwin College

Congratulations to Dr Michael Rands, Wolfson alumnus, who has been appointed Master of Darwin College. 

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22 November 2019
Romulus reveals this year's theme

The editorial team revealed the theme with a launch party that had live music, scientific talks, poetry and a juggling performance. 

Our upcoming events

Lectures and Seminars
19 - 19
Dec Dec
Accessing and Analysing Culturally Sensitive Content: Data Capsules, Extracted F...
Thursday 19 December - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

The long-term goal of the Ātea Project — which is part of New Zealand’s National Science Challenges — is to help build prosperous, culturally thriving and technology-driven Māori economies for future generations.

Art Exhibition
07 - 25
Jan Mar
Haiku poetry composed by the President, with illustrations
Tuesday 7 January - 9:00am to Wednesday 25 March - 4:00pm

This exhibition is located in the corridor between the Buttery and the Cafe. 

Conference
16 - 18
Jan Jan
From Concept to Monument: Time and Cost of Construction in the Ancient World
Thursday 16 January - 1:00pm to Saturday 18 January - 6:30pm

The conference sets an exclusive focus on modelling the costs of construction over the course of 1,500 years, from Archaic Greece to the early middle ages. Over the last decade, the general interest in building costs and organisational aspects of historical construction has seen a rise in popularity amongst scholars working on pre-modern architecture.