On the 25th August 2012, the British School celebrated the 40th anniversary of the annual Undergraduate Summer School. Begun in 1973 by the then Assistant Director Robin Barber, the course has taught around a thousand students the archaeology and topography of Greece over four decades, has laid the foundation for numerous careers in Hellenic studies, and for many participants fostered a life-long interest in Greece, ancient and modern.
During a day of celebrations in Athens around a hundred former students, Assistant Directors, tutors and staff from past courses gathered for a lecture by Dr. Robin Barber entitled 'The Infection of Greece,' followed by an evening Garden Party at the Director’s residence.
We would still like to track down as many former participants as possible. If you are a former Summer School member, or if you know the current whereabouts of former members, please contact the Assistant Director, Robert Pitt (firstname.lastname@example.org). In the panel on the left you can find lists of students and tutors by decade. We would be very grateful for any photos and reminiscences of your time on the course, and hope that the gathered information will contribute to an archive of the Summer School.