The Winifred Lamb Giving Circle
Join the new Winifred Lamb Giving Circle and support the BSA!
For 130 years, the BSA has worked at the cutting edge of research, teaching and innovation, supported in large part thanks to the generosity of its supporters. The importance of unrestricted support is ever increasing and the members of our Giving Circles provide regular contributions to help us continue the work of the school. Alongside our existing Friends, Pendlebury Circle and Director’s Circle, we are now delighted to announce the creation of a brand new tier for Supporters, named after the distinguished archaeologist Winifred Lamb.
Winifred Lamb (1894–1963) was a pioneer for women in Archaeology: an art historian and museum curator who specialised in Greek, Roman, and Anatolian cultures and artefacts. She joined the BSA in 1920 and took part in excavations at Mycenae led by BSA Director Alan Wace, as well as at Sparta, Vardaroftsa near Thessaloniki, Sarátse in Macedonia, on Chios, in Anatolia and at Thermi on Lesbos. She was the first woman to hold the position of Honorary Keeper at the Fitzwilliam and left her library and excavation papers to the BSA in the 1960s. In one of her diaries she wrote that ‘Archaeology is a wonderful life’.
Members of our Giving Circles are a central part of our community and gain privileged access to the latest research on Greece and its culture. They enjoy a range of benefits including a tailored programme of lectures (in person and online), exhibition previews, museum visits, study tours in London and Athens, and special events at the BSA with the Director. If you’d like to become a member of the Winifred Lamb Giving Circle, or any of our other Supporter tiers, visit our Become a Supporter web page for an up to date Giving Circles brochure and information on how to get involved.
Photo: Winifred Lamb surveying at Thermi, Lesbos, ca. 1930, BSA Archive, Winifred Lamb Personal Papers, LAM 3/1/12/51