It is a great pleasure to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with this fourth issue of our newsletter offering up to date news of our activities.
The Library will be closed to Readers and Visitors (not Members) from Monday 24th December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019 inclusively. The Library reopens on Thursday 3rd January 2019. The Offices will be closed from Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th December and from Monday 31st December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019 inclusively.
Nominations are invited for the election of one member of Council as representative of the Regular Members. Only Regular Members in the current (2019-2020) and previous (2018-2019) sessions are eligible to propose candidates or to vote should a ballot be required. The term of office is 2 years, beginning from the 1st of April 2020. […]
In 1911, Frederick W. Hasluck, Student, Librarian and Assistant Director of the British School at Athens, travelled to Mount Athos. Here he systematically photographed the buildings on the peninsula, producing over 130 images of the Orthodox monastic architecture and topography of the Holy Mountain. As was his habit, he donated the negatives to the Society […]
Last week members of the Fitch, and colleagues, travelled to Barcelona for the 15th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC). This biennial conference aims to promote the interdisciplinary and integrated studies of ancient ceramics, with a focus on the scientific investigation of them. It is a conference where the final results of projects, works in progress, […]
In the spring of 1901, the steam yacht Argonaut embarked on a voyage to places of interest in Greek history. Onboard were 90 (male) schoolmasters, 70 ladies (many of whom were also engaged in education) and 40 others who were interested parties (doctors, barristers, businessmen, etc.), making up a total of 200 people. The expedition […]
It was with great sadness that the BSA learnt of the death of Maurice Pope on 1 August 2019 aged 93. His association with the BSA goes back to the early 1950s and, in recent years, he was a generous supporter. After completing his degree in Cambridge, Maurice Pope began his academic career in South […]
It is with great sadness that the BSA recently learned that Dr Richard Payne, a former BSA Student and Council member, was one of eight mountaineers killed while attempting to climb Peak 6477, a previously unclimbed subsidiary peak of one of India’s highest mountains, Nanda Devi, in late May of this year. Richard first came […]
Thrapsano 11 to 14 July 2019. A four-day series of cultural events on Cretan pottery recently concluded successfully.