The work of the British School at Athens, and the opportunities that it continues to offer to scholars worldwide, depend on the generosity of its many friends and supporters. Recent gifts have enabled us to create an Early Career Fellowship, ensuring that we support our members at all stages of their careers; to build and equip an extension to the library, securing the immediate future of this world-renowned resource; and to purchase the items of laboratory equipment needed to expand our graduate teaching into science-based archaeology. Both in Britain and in Greece, we have appreciated your generosity.
In the present climate, as we suffer severely from the effects of recession and an adverse exchange rate, the financial value of our state support is declining. We have therefore stepped up our efforts to secure alternative funding to maintain the School, and to develop and expand its leading-edge research. Our priority is to rebuild our reserves, which have become dangerously depleted. But we also need help with a variety of projects, from securing specific posts, such as the Knossos Curatorship, to further developing our premises with the creation of studio space for artists, or cataloguing and digitizing the rare holdings of our Archive to make them accessible to all. There are many ways in which you can help, and gifts of any size make a real difference to us.