JOB VACANCY: post of Assistant Director

Full-time, fixed term position (5 years)

The British School at Athens (BSA), an institute for advanced research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, seeks a full-time, fixed term (5 year) Assistant Director to take charge of its teaching programme and communications, conduct original research, contribute to its fundraising programme, and oversee the security and maintenance of its Athens premises.

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BSA Library and Hostel closure dates

The Library will be CLOSED from Monday 10th September to Sunday 30th September (3 weeks ) for the annual cleaning and maintenance. 

The Hostel will remain CLOSED until Sunday 30th September. 

The Library and Hostel reopen on Monday 1st October 2018.

Sue Bird (1943-2018)

It is with great sadness that the BSA notes the passing on 6 July 2018 of Sue Bird (b. 1943). For twenty years, until her retirement in 1998, Sue was illustrator in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum, where she is remembered with great affection. She was an independent and questioning spirit, with an irrepressible sense of fun, and a loyal friend.

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Changes to Subscriptions

Integration of Subscribers and Friends of the BSA UK

The proposed integration of the Subscribers and the Friends of the BSA UK was discussed by those attending our AGM on 6 February 2018. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are delighted to report that Council has approved the integration. We have chosen to brand the three tiers of Subscriber – Friends, Pendlebury Circle, and Director’s Circle – collectively, as the School’s ‘supporters’. All donations received from our supporters who are UK taxpayers will be eligible for Gift Aid. The entitlements for each tier of supporters are outlined below.

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Newsletter June 2018

It is a great pleasure to introduce the third issue of our newsletter and to wish everyone well for a productive and enjoyable summer. This issue focuses on the BSA’s academic and outreach programme from October to June, which has been an active period for events in Athens, London and elsewhere ranging from seminars to gallery tours. We also profile some of our researchers — working across a range of subjects from epigraphy to the recent history of Greece — and report on our world-class facilities: the Library and Archive, the Fitch Laboratory and the Knossos Research Centre. As always, most of our lectures are available on our YouTube channel.

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Knossos Research Centre Summer Lectures 2018

Officially launched in 2017, the Knossos Summer Lectures mark the commitment of the British School at Athens to present the results of cutting-edge research into Hellenic culture from prehistory to modern times. Join us for one of our evening talks with leading figures in the world of Hellenic archaeology, history and art. 

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Cooking Like Minoans

As part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the British School at Athens and Branding Heritage, a not-for-profit cultural organization, with the support of the Region of Crete, organized “Cooking Like Minoans”, an event inspired by the Cretan Bronze Age diet.

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