The Friends of the British School at Athens, The Scottish-Hellenic Societies of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews are holding a one-day (11am-4pm) meeting on Saturday 29 March 2014, at the Edinburgh Academy (James Clerk Maxwell Science Centre, 42 Henderson Row).

The speakers (titles to be finalised) will be: Dr Robin Barber (Scottish archaeologists on Melos), Prof. William Cavanagh (Helen, Menelaus and the archaeology of Sparta), Prof. Dimitris Tziovas (Modern Greek Culture and Antiquity), Dr David Wingrove (Greek cinema).


From 10. 45 am Coffee

11. 30 Introductory remarks by Professor Keith Rutter, President of the Edinburgh Scottish Hellenic Society, and Professor Peter Warren, Hon. General Secretary, Friends of the BSA (UK)

11. 40 – 12. 20 Professor Dimitris Tziovas, From eternal glory to critical history: Antiquity and Modern Greek culture

12. 20 – 13. 00 Professor Bill Cavanagh, Helen, Menelaus and the archaeology of Sparta

13. 00 – 14. 20 Sandwich Lunch

14. 20 – 15. 00 Dr Robin Barber, Scottish archaeologists on Melos

15. 00 – 15. 40 Dr. David Wingrove, Classical Tragedy on Film – the Tragic Heroine as Greek Star

15. 40 – 15.50 Closing remarks

15. 50 – 16. 30 Tea

19. 30 Evening party, at The TLI English Language School, 48Palmerston Place (opposite St Mary’s Cathedral), by kind permission of Ian and Eileen McIntyre

Associated events

Thursday March 27thLecture: Prof.Catherine Morgan, Director of the British School at Athens, ‘The excavations in Ithaka’ (5pm, Teviot Lecture Theatre, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Edinburgh University)

Friday March 28th Lecture: Prof.Catherine Morgan, ‘The work of the British School at Athens’ (5.10pm, Meadows Lecture Theatre, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Edinburgh University)

Sunday March 30th Prof N. K. Rutter. Walking tour of neo-classical Edinburgh.About 1 ½ hours. Meet outside the Balmoral Hotel (East end of Princes St.). Time to be notified

Booking form

Name(s) of all people in your party:

(Please indicate if you / any members of your party are (a) a fulltime student and / or (b) a member of the Friends of the BSA or one of the Scottish Hellenic Societies)

Address (email preferred):

Number of people for main event @ £20 per head (£10 full time students):

Number of people for evening party @ £10. 50 per head:

Number of people for Sunday walk (no charge):



1. If possible, please book by February 17th

2. After February 17th., please contact Robin Barber ([email protected]) before sending money

3. If it is necessary to restrict numbers for the main event, evening meal or Sunday walk, bookings will be honoured in order of receipt

4. Please return the FORM by email (preferred) or post to Robin Barber ([email protected] / 8 Clarendon Crescent, Edinburgh EH4 1PT)

5. Please send PAYMENT either by cheque (payable to Scottish Hellenic Society) to Robin Barber (address as above) or electronically, as below.

For electronic payments:

Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh Comiston (A) Branch, 17 Comiston Rd., EDINBURGH EH10 6AA

Account name: Scottish Hellenic Society

Account number: 00102561

Sort code: 83-18-43

Reference: 2903 + your name (e. g. 2903 BARBER)