Department of Classics

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    Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham Surrey

    TW20 0EX

    United Kingdom

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Classics at Royal Holloway is committed to the production of world class research engaged with contemporary cultural issues.


The Department engages research across a broad sweep of periods, study areas, and methodologies. These include archaeology, ancient history, Classical literatures and languages, ancient philosophy, and the modern reception of Classical antiquity. Departmental staff supervise research students and conduct research in all these fields.


Departmental research is fully integrated with the University of London (through the Institute of Classical Studies), the College, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The Department hosts three major research groupings, the Centre for the Reception of Greece and Rome (CRGR), Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric (COR) and the Centre for Archaeo-Architectural Reconstruction (CAAR).

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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