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.
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.
After my first time going through the Mycenae Excavation Records I had seen a mix of beautiful drawings of fragments, some designs of buildings I didn’t know, and a few photos of hills and rubble. After my second time, I had “organized” the materials. I grouped fragments of pottery and frescos together, put all the […]
The Library will be closed on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th August 2019 and will be closed to everyone including Members and Readers for cleaning and maintenance from Monday 2nd September to Sunday 15 September 2019. The Library re-opens on Monday 16th September 2019. The Hostel closes on Friday 9th August and re-opens on Monday […]
Stephen Poliakoff’s 1999 TV drama, Shooting the Past tells a story of an extraordinary photographic library whose goal is to preserve the past through its vast archive. The library holds over ten million photographs, categorised in numerous collections. Crisis comes when an American company buys the building which houses the enormous library. The company intends […]
This year’s Fitch Laboratory annual lecture was given by Professor Glynis Jones (University of Sheffield and Member of the Fitch Laboratory Sub-commitee). It was titled: “The origin and spread of agriculture: what do the plants have to say?”