Classics is a wide-ranging and dynamic field with something for everyone interested in the study of the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome: languages, literature, history, art, archaeology, philosophy (including modern), philology and linguistics.
Classics at LMH
Classics has traditionally had a strong base in LMH, as it is one of the few colleges in Oxford with permanent Tutorial Fellows in all three principal branches of the subject (Classical Languages & Literature, Ancient History, Ancient Philosophy), all of whom are active scholars in their fields. A number of highly qualified lecturers provide further teaching support in areas such as languages and archaeology. The College library maintains an exceptionally well-stocked collection of books on classical literature, ancient history and philosophy. Subject-based social events like Classics quiz-nights are organized on a regular basis and bring together the large and lively community of undergraduates and graduates studying the ancient world.
It is well recognised that employers think highly of Classics degrees and value the discipline, capacity for critical thinking, and cultural breadth the subject instils in students. Classics graduates of LMH have gone on to a wide range of the professions: business, law, civil service, media, education, etc. Some careers have been less expected: actor, playwright, poet, novelist, Royal Air Force officer, priest. A notable number of former LMH students have pursued postgraduate studies in Classics and are today distinguished scholars in the field.