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October 2017

Dr Kostas Paschalidis (National Archaeological Museum), “Το Μυκηναϊκό Νεκροταφείο του Κλάους Πατρών. Τα κατάλοιπα ενός λαμπρού κόσμου στο τέλος εποχής”

October 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Professor Paul Cartledge: “Spartan Race-ism: an Other view”

October 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
British Academy (London), 10 Carlton House Terrace
London, United Kingdom
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Dr Elisavet Tsigarida (Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Pella): “Pella. The Great Capital of the Macedonian Kingdom”

October 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Senate House (Room 349) London, United Kingdom
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November 2017

Professor Angie Hobbs (University of Sheffield), “Democracy, Demagoguery and Plato”

November 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
National Hellenic Research Foundation, 48, Vasileos Constantinou Ave.
Athens, 11635 Greece
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Dr. Myrsini Gouma “Living on the lake: a geoarchaeological study on the lake dwelling settlement of Dispilio”

November 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Dr Margarita Gleba, “Unraveling the Fabric of the Past: Mediterranean Textile Cultures in the First Millennium BCE”

November 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Dr Eleni Konstantinidi-Syvridi (National Archaeological Museum), “Reviving the art of the Mycenaean goldsmith”

November 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Natalie Haynes: “The Children of Jocasta”

November 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
British Academy (London), 10 Carlton House Terrace
London, United Kingdom
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Dr Anna Lucia D’ Agata, “Iron Age Cilicia and the Greek Connection (10th-8th centuries BC): Cultural Hegemonies, Material Entanglements, and Local Identities”

November 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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December 2017

Dr Kostis Christakis, “Οι αποθήκες του άνακτα. Storage and sociopolitical changes at Late Bronze Age Knossos”

December 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Prof. Sariel Shalev, “Why are scientists afraid of portable XRF in archaeology?”

December 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Dr Roderick Bailey (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford): “The British Experience of the Great Fire of Thessaloniki of 1917”

December 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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January 2018

Anna Moles, “The impact of urbanism on human health and diet at Knossos from the Hellenistic to Late Antique periods””

January 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Dr. Peter Tomkins, ” Firing the Cretan Bronze Age: Ceramic perspectives on chronologies, technologies and societies in transition during the fourth millennium BC”

January 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Professor Angelos Delivorias, “Η πνευματική και καλλιτεχνική γενιά του Μεσοπολέμου”

January 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Vassileia Manidaki, “Τα Πρόσωπα των Λίθων-Νεώτερη ‘Ερευνα για τους Αποτετμημένους Λίθους της Παρθενώνειας Ζωφόρου”

January 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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February 2018

Professor John Bennet (Director, British School at Athens) “The Work of the School in 2017” and Professor Peter Frankopan (University of Oxford) “Restoring the Byzantine Empire. Constantinople, Hellenism and the Global Middle Ages”

February 6, 2018 @ 5:15 pm
British Academy (London), 10 Carlton House Terrace
London, United Kingdom
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Professor John Bennet, “The Work of the School in 2017” – Professor Colin Renfrew and Dr Michael Boyd, “The sanctuary on Keros and the settlement of Dhaskalio in the light of recent research”

February 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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Professor John Bennet, “The Work of the School in 2017” – Professor Colin Renfrew and Dr Michael Boyd, “The sanctuary on Keros and the settlement of Dhaskalio in the light of recent research”

February 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou Street
Athens, Greece
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Dr Stacey Prickett, “Dancing nations at the Athens Festival: cultural diplomacy during the Cold War”

February 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Dr Lente Van Brempt, “The production and trade of Cypriot copper in the Late Bronze Age – From ore to ingot: unravelling the metallurgical chain”

February 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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March 2018

Dr Stephen Lambert, “Attic inscriptions online”

March 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Library, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Dr Eirini Karamouzi, “Troublemaker or Peacemaker? Andreas Papandreou, the policy of peace and the Cold War”

March 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Dr Panagiotis Poulos, “Musical Topographies of late Ottoman Istanbul”

March 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Dr Christopher Gill, “What does Stoic ethics have to contribute to modern moral philosophy?”

March 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Dr Christopher Gill, “Stoic detachment – is this a myth?”

March 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Dr Ioanna Sitaridou, “Romeyka in Turkey: Throwing new light on the historical development of the Greek language”

March 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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David Friesem “Geo-ethnoarchaeology: Ethnography and microscopic study of modern sites as an interpretative tool for archaeological research”

March 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Book presentation – Interpreting the seventh century BC. Tradition and innovation

March 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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April 2018

Dr Eirini Avramopoulou, “Histories and geographies of displacement, trauma and asylums in Leros island”

April 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Dr. Lisa Peloschek, “The industrial landscape of Rhodes in antiquity: Towards the creation of clay and ceramic reference data”

April 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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May 2018

Dr Huw Halstead, “Reclaiming the land: belonging, place, and environmental transformation in Kambos, Western Thessaly”

May 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Dr Ruth Macrides, “The Scottish connection in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies”

May 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Dr Ian Collins, “John Craxton: A Life of Gifts”

May 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
British Academy (London), 10 Carlton House Terrace
London, United Kingdom
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Professor Ian Freestone, “The long ‘Roman’ glass industry” – Scientific Evidence

May 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Alessandro Ceccarelli, ” The Potter’s Wheel in South Asia: a Technological Re-examination of Bronze Age Craft Production in the Indus Zone”

May 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Dr Florence Liard, “The potter’s art in Latin Greece: a petrological approach to traditions, innovations, and networks of interactions”

May 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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June 2018

Professor David Sedley, “Xenocrates and the invention of Platonism: a textual approach”

June 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
British School at Athens, Library, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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John Kittmer, “Ritsos in Monemvasia: A Literary Guide for Travellers”

June 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
British Academy (London), 10 Carlton House Terrace
London, United Kingdom
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Annual Garden Party

June 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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September 2018

Storytelling Performance of the Odyssey by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden

September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Storytelling Performance of the Odyssey by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden (co-organised with The Danish Institute at Athens)

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October 2018

Book launch: Armand Marie Leroi, “The Lagoon: how Aristotle invented science”

October 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Prof. Armand Marie Leroi (Imperial College London), "The Lagoon: how Aristotle invented science" Video

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Dimitris Papanikolaou, “Critically queer and haunted: on how (not) to do the history of Greek (homo)sexuality”

October 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Prof. Dimitris Papanikolaou (University of Oxford), "Critically queer and haunted: on how (not) to do the history of Greek (homo)sexuality" ABSTRACT - Developing a history of modern Greek queer emergence and homosexual subcultures has always been a challenge. While for many outside Greece the country has always been quite queer anyway (and for many travelers, queerly available), for non-Greek institutions the possibility of a Greek queer history was for decades an unthinkable undertaking. The lecture will put both these views…

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MANIAS: modern desires for Greek pasts

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House
London, SW1Y 5AH United Kingdom
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A panel discussion with Prof Liz Prettejohn (York), Prof Nicoletta Momigliano (Bristol), Dr Katherine Harloe (Reading), Dr Andrew Shapland (British Museum), and Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (St. Andrews). Why do we engage with the Greek past? Building on the recent BSA publications of Cretomania (2017) and Hellenomania (2018), this panel brings together specialists on Greek material culture to discuss modern responses to the Greek past. Topics that will be explored include modern versions of the Iliad and the Odyssey, engagements with…

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Philip Mansel, “Alexandria, from Mohammed Ali to Farouk: the rise and fall of a royal capital”

October 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Dr Philip Mansel (author and historian), "Alexandria, from Mohammed Ali to Farouk: the rise and fall of a royal capital" Dr Philip Mansel considers the modern history of Alexandria between 1805 and 1952 from the point of the dynasty which ruled it, the House of Mohammed Ali, rather than from that of its Egyptian or Greek inhabitants. Governor of Egypt, under the Ottoman Sultan from 1805 to 1849, Mohammed Ali came from Kavalla in what is now Greece and had…

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November 2018

Phiroze Vasunia, “The Prose of the World: Hegel, Plutarch, Herodotus”

November 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
National Hellenic Research Foundation, 48, Vasileos Constantinou Ave.
Athens, 11635 Greece
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Prof. Phiroze Vasunia (University College London) in collaboration with the National Hellenic Research Foundation and the Institute of Classical Studies In many cultures, prose comes after verse. Masters of Greek prose such as Herodotus and Plato were acutely self-conscious of the poets and poems that preceded them and they sought to fashion a medium that would hold its own against the great verse compositions of the past. In the ancient world and later, numerous theories were put forward to explain…

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Lorrice Douglas, “The Value of Fragments”

November 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British Academy (London), 10 Carlton House Terrace
London, United Kingdom
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Lorrice Douglas (BSA Arts Bursary holder 2017/18), will give a talk on "The Value of Fragments" Lorrice is an artist and researcher at Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London. She will be talking about her recent residency at the British School at Athens, raising the particularities of entering the archaeological scholarly community as an artist and how those two worlds meet: 'I am surrounded by specialists in ‘the past’, literally at every turn. This is very exciting for me.…

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Leandro Fantuzzi, “Revisiting the origin of the Punic Amphorae from Corinth’s ‘Punic Amphora Building'”

November 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Dr Leandro Fantuzzi (Fitch Laboratory, British School at Athens), “Revisiting the origin of the Punic Amphorae from Corinth's 'Punic Amphora Building'. New evidence on trade networks between Classical Corinth and the Punic West”

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Polyxeni Adam-Veleni, “Thessaloniki, a Metro-polis through the centuries”

November 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Senate House (Room 349), Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Dr Polyxeni Adam-Veleni (Director General of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports),  "Thessaloniki, a Metro-polis through the centuries" During excavations of the Metropolitan Railway in modern Thessaloniki, significant antiquities in seven stops emerged. A new, unknown until now, town nearby, an unknown Roman cemetery of a rich village, many burials in the eastern and western necropolis of ancient Thessaloniki, while in two central stations, in the heart of the ancient and the modern city, have revealed many…

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December 2018

Evangelia Kiriatzi & Maria Duggan “The British School at Athens and the work of the Fitch Laboratory: linking Britain and the Mediterranean”

December 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Evangelia Kiriatzi (Fitch Lab Director, BSA) & Maria Duggan (BA PDF, Newcastle & BSA), "The British School at Athens and the work of the Fitch Laboratory: linking Britain and the Mediterranean" Dr Evangelia Kiriatzi will first provide an overview of the history and operation of the British School at Athens and its role in promoting and facilitating multi-disciplinary research collaborations between Britain and Greece. Dr Kiriatzi will also present the work of the Fitch Laboratory as a leading hub for science-based archaeology and a centre…

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Lorrice Douglas, “The Value of Fragments”

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Lorrice Douglas is an artist and researcher at Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London. She will be giving a talk on her recent residency at the British School at Athens, raising the particularities of entering the archaeological scholarly community as an artist and how those two worlds meet.

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Dimitris Plantzos, “Mind the gap: revisiting Greece’s national “sites of trauma”

December 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Prof. Dimitris Plantzos (University of Athens), "Mind the gap: revisiting Greece’s national “sites of trauma”

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Edyta Marzec, “Provenance and Technology of Hellenistic Colour-coated Ware Pottery from Nea Paphos on Cyprus”

December 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Dr Edyta Marzec (Post Doctoral Research Fellow, BSA Fitch Laboratory), "Provenance and Technology of Hellenistic Colour-coated Ware Pottery from Nea Paphos on Cyprus"

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January 2019

Translations. Modern Greek literature through a translator’s lens

January 21 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Translations. Modern Greek literature through a translator's lens - Prof. Roderick Beaton (King's College London), Prof. Patricia Barbeito (Rhode Island School of Design), Prof. Dionysis Kapsalis (poet, Director, National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation), Alicia Stallings (poet and translator), Aris Laskaratos (Founder, Aiora Press)

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Dimitris Plantzos, Classical Encounters: Past and present in contemporary Greece

January 23 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Professor Dimitris Plantzos (Associate Professor, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens), "Classical Encounters: Past and present in contemporary Greece" (How does Greece's famed Classical antiquity shape the country's present? Why is this happening? And what is its impact on the forging of modern Greek socila and cultural identities? Dimitris Plantzos will explore these questions using telling examples of current interaction with the Classical past)

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Sevasti Triantaphyllou, “Bodies on fire: tracing the practice of burning the human remains in the prehistoric Aegean through macroscopic and analytical methods”

January 29 @ 5:00 pm

Dr Sevasti Triantaphyllou (Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), "Bodies on fire: tracing the practice of burning the human remains in the prehistoric Aegean through macroscopic and analytical methods"

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Rosemary Jeffreys, “Gilded wreaths from Phoinikas, Thessaloniki”

January 29 @ 6:00 pm
Senate House (Room G22-26), Malet Street
London, WC1 United Kingdom
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Ms Rosemary Jeffreys (University of Oxford), "Gilded wreaths from Phoinikas, Thessaloniki" Ms Jeffreys will present some unpublished gilded wreaths from Phoinikas, Thessaloniki, which date to the second quarter of the fourth century BC. These wreaths are in an extraordinary state of preservation, having been placed in a sealed cist grave, in which even some textiles were preserved. She will tell us what is known of the woman buried in one of the graves, as well as what she has discovered…

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February 2019

The Work of the School in 2018 and lecture by Colin Renfrew and Michael Boyd “The sanctuary on Keros and the settlement of Dhaskalio in the light of recent research”

February 5 @ 5:15 pm
British Academy (London), 10 Carlton House Terrace
London, United Kingdom
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The Work of the School in 2018 by Professor John Bennet (Director, BSA) and lecture by Professor Lord Colin Renfrew and Dr Michael Boyd (University of Cambridge) "The sanctuary on Keros and the settlement of Dhaskalio in the light of recent research"

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Gerald J. Conlogue, “Field Radiography: Non-Traditional Applications of Medical and Industrial Radiography”

February 19 @ 5:00 pm

Professor Gerald J. Conlogue (Bioanthropology Research Institute, Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut), "Field Radiography: Non-Traditional Applications of Medical and Industrial Radiography"

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Judith Barringer, “The message is in the medium: White-ground lekythoi and stone grave markers in Classical Athens.”

February 25 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Prof. Judith Barringer (University of Edinburgh), “The message is in the medium: White-ground lekythoi and stone grave markers in Classical Athens.” Video

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The Work of the School in 2018 and lecture by Roderick Beaton “Ο Λόρδος Μπάιρον και η Ελληνική Επανάσταση: από τον θρύλο στην πολιτική πραγματικότητα”

February 26 @ 7:00 pm

The Work of the School in 2018 by Professor John Bennet (Director, BSA) and lecture by Professor Roderick Beaton (King's College London) "Ο Λόρδος Μπάιρον και η Ελληνική Επανάσταση: από τον θρύλο στην πολιτική πραγματικότητα" - The heroic legend of Byron’s voluntary self-sacrifice is well known. But what was his real contribution to the Greek struggle for independence? This talk sheds new light on what Byron really did from the moment when he arrived at Missolonghi on Christmas Eve 1823…

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The Work of the School in 2018 and lecture by Roderick Beaton “1919: Venizelos’ Asia Minor policy revisited”

February 28 @ 7:00 pm
Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou Street
Athens, Greece
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The Work of the School in 2018 by Professor John Bennet (Director, BSA) and lecture by Professor Roderick Beaton (King's College London), "1919: Venizelos' Asia Minor policy revisited" - One hundred years ago this year, in on 2/15 May 1919, Greek troops landed in Smyrna. For many the event was a vindication of Venizelos’s policies and a prelude to the fulfilment of the ‘Grand Idea’ of expanding the Greek state to include the entire Greek nation in the east. The…

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March 2019

Dr Ruth Macrides, Byzantium and Modern Greece in Scotland

March 5 @ 6:00 pm
Senate House (Room G22-26), Malet Street
London, WC1 United Kingdom
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Dr Ruth Macrides, Byzantium and Modern Greece in Scotland

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Professor Sarah Broadie, “What has Plato’s Divided Line to do with his Sun-image of the good?”

March 6 @ 5:00 pm

Professor Sarah Broadie (University of St Andrews), "What has Plato's Divided Line to do with his Sun-image of the good?" We know from the text that there is a close connection, but Plato leaves us with the task of working out exactly what it is. The explanation involves (of course) the so called dialectical method, presented in the context of the Divided Line. One of this method's distinctive marks is that it operates with, or from, a ‘non-hypothetical starting point…

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Ο Sir Arthur Evans, ο Μεγάλος Πόλεμος και η ειρήνευση του μινωικού πολιτισμού

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Ο Sir Arthur Evans, ο Μεγάλος Πόλεμος και η ειρήνευση του μινωικού πολιτισμού  ( British School at Athens, Upper House, workshop between 3.00 pm - 6.15 pm and at 8.30 pm the concert will take place at the Olympia Municipal Music Theatre Maria Callas)

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Sarah Broadie, “Putting mathematics in its place in Plato’s Republic”

March 7 @ 5:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Professor Sarah Broadie (University of St. Andrews), "Putting mathematics in its place in Plato’s Republic" The discussion will centre on two questions: (a) what to make of the inferiority of mathematics to dialectic (the main locus for this is the Divided Line in Book VI)? And (b) what is the real purpose of the mathematical education laid out in Book VII?

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Angela Trentacoste, “Of cattle and connectivity: investigating the morphometric change in ancient livestock”

March 19 @ 5:00 pm

Angela Trentacoste, “Of cattle and connectivity: investigating the morphometric change in ancient livestock”

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April 2019

Ricardo Fernandes, “Integrating isotopic, archaeological, and historical evidence for high-quality reconstruction of past human lifeways”

April 2 @ 6:00 pm

Dr. Ricardo Fernandes, (Head of Radiocarbon Lab, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History Research Associate, University of Oxford; Associate Professor, Masaryk University), Integrating isotopic, archaeological, and historical evidence for high-quality reconstruction of past human lifeways (diet, nutrition, mobility, and chronology) from the Greek Bronze Age to the collapse of the Roman Empire

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Gonda Van Steen, “Adoption, Memory, and Cold War Greece”

April 3 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Library, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Professor Gonda Van Steen (King’s College London), "Adoption, Memory, and Cold War Greece"

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Jonathan Hall, “Chasing the shadows of the past in Late Ottoman Argos.”

April 8 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Prof. Jonathan Hall (University of Chicago), “Chasing the shadows of the past in Late Ottoman Argos.”

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Christina Ichim, “Dying to connect: a mortuary approach to southern Aegean connectivity in the middle and late Bronze Age”

April 15 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Christina Ichim (BSA Richard Bradford McConnel Student / PhD candidate, UCL), "Dying to connect: a mortuary approach to southern Aegean connectivity in the middle and late Bronze Age"

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May 2019

The British School at Athens and its work in 2018

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The British School at Athens and its work in 2018 - Speakers: John Bennet, Huw Halstead and Daniel Knight

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Glynis Jones, “The origin and spread of agriculture: what do the plants have to say? “

May 6 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Prof. Glynis Jones (BSA Fitch Visiting Fellow / University of Sheffield), "The origin and spread of agriculture: what do the plants have to say? "

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Colin Macdonald, “Tradition and Innovation in the Protopalatial and Neopalatial Architecture of Knossos”

May 9 @ 7:30 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Dr Colin Macdonald, "Tradition and Innovation in the Protopalatial and Neopalatial Architecture of Knossos”

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Charlotte Van Regenmortel, “Warriors into workers: Military service as wage labour in the Late Classical and Early Hellenistic periods”

May 13 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Charlotte Van Regenmortel (BSA Macmillan-Rodewald Student / PhD candidate, University of Leicester), "Warriors into workers: Military service as wage labour in the Late Classical and Early Hellenistic periods"

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Ioanna Moutafi, “Another Keros mystery: exploring the unusual burial choices at the Early Cycladic island of Keros”

May 14 @ 6:00 pm
Senate House (Room 349), Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Dr Ioanna Moutafi, "Another Keros mystery: exploring the unusual burial choices at the Early Cycladic island of Keros"

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Celeste Farge, “The Society of Dilettanti’s Second Ionian Mission: William Gell’s journals at the British School at Athens and the British Museum”

May 15 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Sketchbooks and journals from the Ionian Mission © Trustees of the British Museum

Sketchbooks and journals from the Ionian Mission © Trustees of the British Museum   Celeste Farge (British Museum), "The Society of Dilettanti's Second Ionian Mission: William Gell's journals at the British School at Athens and the British Museum" William Gell (1777- 1836) - Classicist, traveller and topographer - was famously referred to by Byron as ‘Rapid Gell’. Aside from his numerous books, Gell produced unpublished manuscripts, hundreds of sketches, maps and finished drawings (including impressive panoramas of Athens), and wrote copious…

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Petrie, Pendlebury, and Hogarth in Greece and Egypt – A panel discussion

Petrie, Pendlebury, and Hogarth in Greece and Egypt - A panel discussion Flinders Petrie, John Pendlebury, and David Hogarth - in their excavations at Naukratis, Amarna, Ephesos and Knossos - developed ground-breaking archaeological approaches during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This discussion explores the connections between these pioneers and their archaeological institutions - how the BSA and EES shaped their work and their modern legacies within these institutions. Topics to be explored include Petrie's idea of the museum…

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Popular Music of the Greek World Conference

May 17 - May 18
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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The diversity of Greek music is apparent from the rich variety of local traditions and from the richness of urban popular music both established and emerging. This conference aims to explore and evaluate that diversity, and its causes, from broader musical, sociological and artistic perspectives.  This is of great value in itself and also sheds light on the ethnomusicology of better-studied aspects of Greek music such as Rebetika, which also features as one of the subjects of the conference. The Organising…

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Lambrini Rori, “Political violence in crisis-ridden Greece. Evidence from the radical right and the radical left”

May 20 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Dr Lambrini Rori (BSA Early Career Fellow / University of Exeter), "Political violence in crisis-ridden Greece. Evidence from the radical right and the radical left"

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Chryssanthi Papadopoulou, “Exorcising Fear: Ritual Performances in Classical Athens”

May 27 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Dr Chryssanthi Papadopoulou (BSA Assistant Director), "Exorcising Fear: Ritual Performances in Classical Athens"

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George Boys-Stones, “The Rationality of the Stoic God”

May 28 @ 7:00 pm

Professor George Boys-Stones (University of Durham), "The Rationality of the Stoic God"

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Vayia Xanthopoulou & Ioannis Iliopoulos, “Assessment of the clayey raw material suitability for ceramic production in Northern Peloponnese”

May 29 @ 5:00 pm

Vayia Xanthopoulou & Ioannis Iliopoulos (Department of Geology, University of Patras), "Assessment of the clayey raw material suitability for ceramic production in Northern Peloponnese"

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June 2019

Onyeka Igwe, “Being Close to, with or Amongst: other ways of Knowing the Archive”

June 4 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Onyeka Igwe (BSA Arts Bursary Holder/London College of Communication),  "Being Close to, with or Amongst: other ways of Knowing the Archive"

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Margaret Mountford, “Papyrology: is anything new under the sun?”

June 11 @ 6:00 pm

Dr Margaret Mountford (Chair, Egypt Exploration Society), "Papyrology: is anything new under the sun?" Dr Margaret Mountford will present a brief introduction to the famous Oxyrhynchus papyri, their contents, and their initial excavation. The lecture will take a closer look at a number of ancient texts that suggest people’s preoccupations have not changed much over the centuries.

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Annual Garden Party

June 13 @ 7:30 pm

Annual Garden Party

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July 2019

Earth Water Fire, Celebrating Cretan Pottery from Antiquity to the Present

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - July 14 @ 11:30 pm
Thrapsano Crete 70006 Greece + Google Map

Earth Water Fire, Celebrating Cretan Pottery from Antiquity to the Present The Thrapsano Cultural Association is organising a series of cultural events centred on Cretan pottery, in collaboration with the British School at Athens (Knossos Research Centre) and the Centre for the Study of Modern Ceramics - G. Psaropoulos Foundation, co-organised by the Region of Crete with the participation of the Herakleion Ephorate of Antiquities and the potters of Thrapsano PROGRAMME THURSDAY  11-7-2019 (Village square) 20:00: Opening 20:30: Official speeches…

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August 2019

Erotokritos: για μια αγάπη άδολη

August 9 @ 9:00 pm

The British School at Athens (Knossos Research Centre) and the Knossos Cultural Association are organising a cultural event on EROTOKRITOS, the romance composed by Vincenzo Cornaros in early 17th century Crete. The romance consists of 10,102 fifteen-syllable rhythmed verses and its central theme is the love between Erotokritos and Aretousa. It constitutes a classic example of Greek Renaissance literature. The event includes a lecture by Professor Marina Detoraki (University of Crete) on Erotokritos and Venetian Crete, a recitation of selected…

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Amica silentia lunae

August 18 @ 9:00 pm

The Knossos Research Centre of the British School at Athens warmly invites you to attend Amica silentia lunae, the “Friendly Silence of the Moon”, an evening of music and poetry at the Villa Ariadne, at 21:00 on Sunday 18 August. Please ensure you arrive by 20:45. This free event is part of the August Full Moon series of events organised by the Ministry of Culture and Sports at archaeological sites and monuments open to the public. Classical and modern pieces…

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September 2019

Ann Eldridge: Monemvasia: People, Place, Presence

September 23 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Ann Eldridge: Monemvasia: People, Place, Presence

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Craftspeople Mobility in the Archaeological, Historical and Ethnographic Record – A Comparative Perspective from the Aegean

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - September 29 @ 3:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Craftspeople Mobility in the Archaeological, Historical and Ethnographic Record – A Comparative Perspective from the Aegean PROGRAMME ABSTRACTS

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Peter Thonemann: “An eternal memorial of goodwill towards their kinsmen”: Abdera and Teos after the Third Macedonian War

September 30 @ 7:00 pm
The Institute of Historical Research/NHRF, 48, Vasileos Constantinou Ave.
Athens, 11635 Greece
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Prof. Peter Thonemann (University of Oxford): "An eternal memorial of goodwill towards their kinsmen" :Abdera and Teos after the Third Macedonian War Abstract: One of the most extraordinary ancient Greek inscriptions ever discovered was unearthed in 2017 at the excavations of the Ionian city of Teos in Asia Minor.  It records, in thrilling and moving detail, the assistance provided by the Teians in the repopulation and rebuilding of their daughter-city, Abdera in Thrace, after its sack by the Romans in…

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October 2019

Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki, “Sacrificial rituals in the Mycenaean palatial centre of Kydonia (Khania, Crete)”

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Senate House (Room 349) London, United Kingdom + Google Map

Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki (Hon. Secretary General, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports), "Sacrificial rituals in the Mycenaean palatial centre of Kydonia (Khania, Crete)" Kydonia, the most important ancient city in Western Crete, traditionally one of the three cities founded in Crete by Minos, occupied the Kastelli Hill in the centre of the Old Town of Khania. Its name appears on the Knossian Linear B tablets

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Robert Pitt: ‘Early British Travellers to Athens and the Hunt for Inscriptions: Some Overlooked Epigraphic Manuscripts of the 17th and 18th Centuries’

October 7 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Robert Pitt (CYA): ‘Early British Travellers to Athens and the Hunt for Inscriptions: Some Overlooked Epigraphic Manuscripts of the 17th and 18th Centuries’

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Philip Kenrick: Cyrenaica: A Greek Pentapolis – but so much more

October 8 @ 6:00 pm
Senate House (Room G22-26), Malet Street
London, WC1 United Kingdom
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Dr Philip Kenrick: Cyrenaica: A Greek Pentapolis - but so much more

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A. Hobbs, Plato’s Republic, Ladybird Expert Series – 34

October 9 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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A. Hobbs, Plato’s Republic, Ladybird Expert Series – 34 Plato's Republic addresses questions of urgent concern in these troubled times.  How can we prevent democracies being subverted to tyrannies by cynical demagogues?  How can we protect truth from fake news and 'alternative facts'?  And, ultimately, why do humans form societies and what is needed for them to flourish?  In this event Professor Angie Hobbs will read extracts from her recently published Plato's Republic: a Ladybird Expert Book, discuss why and…

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Dancing with the Bull: Sir Arthur Evans and the palace of Knossos

October 11 @ 7:00 pm

The excavation of Knossos, one of the most important sites of the ancient world, is inextricably linked with Sir Arthur Evans. Evans discovered the ruins of a monumental complex and the remains of a hitherto unknown civilization, formulating the prevailing view of it. Inspired by Evans’ work, artist Teresa Valavani has created a collage collection entitled Dancing with the Bull: Sir Arthur Evans and the palace of Knossos, to be exhibited in the garden of the Knossos Research Centre of…

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Dr Polyxeni Adam-Veleni: ‘Θεσσαλονίκη: μια μεγαλειώδης μητρόπολη της Αρχαίας Μακεδονίας’

October 14 @ 7:00 pm
British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street
Athens, Greece
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Dr Polyxeni Adam-Veleni (Director, General Directorate of Antiquities, Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports): 'Θεσσαλονίκη: μια μεγαλειώδης μητρόπολη της Αρχαίας Μακεδονίας'

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Onyeka Igwe: Scenes from the BSA Archive

October 14 @ 7:00 pm

  Onyeka Igwe is the 2019 BSA Arts Bursary holder and returns from a residency in Athens to share her encounters with the archive. Igwe researches the colonial imagination, its knowledges and influence on the archive and then uses a methodology, critical proximity, to create moving image works that attempt to activate archive material in other ways. She will share poetic snatches of her experiences at the BSA as well as outlining the methodology that roots both her artistic practice…

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Dr Matthew Skuse: The nature of cult activity at Perachora

This BSA Ambassador event was organised in collaboration with Newcastle University where Dr Matthew Skuse (St Andrews) will present 'The nature of cult activity at Perachora'. After the paper we will be heading to Pani's Café (61-65 High Bridge, NE1 6BX) for dinner. If you would like to join us, please email Joseph Skinner (Joseph.Skinner@newcastle.ac.uk) by 12pm on Wednesday 16th October.

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