Past Events – British School at Athens

Robin Barber & Tony Spawforth: Instruction in an Antique Land: The First Taught Courses at the BSA, 1973-1989

Senate House (Room 349) Malet Street, London

  No formal courses were taught at the BSA before 1973, the year of the first annual undergraduate programme. This was the brainchild of the then Assistant Director, Robin Barber, and helped to inspire a second, this time for UK school teachers in Ancient History, established in 1979. Both initiatives occurred under the directorship of […]

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

Senate House (Room 349) Malet Street, London

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 […]