Fiona MacintoshPhotograph of Professor Fiona Macintosh

Fiona Macintosh is Professor of Classical Reception and Fellow of St Hilda's College, University of Oxford. She joined the APGRD as Senior Research Fellow in 2000 after holding a lectureship in the Department of English, Goldsmiths' College, University of London. She was Reader in Greek and Roman Drama (2008-2014) and has been the Director of the APGRD since January 2010. Her publications include Dying Acts: Death in Ancient Greek and Modern Irish Tragic Drama (Cork, 1994; New York, 1995), Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre, 1660-1914 (Oxford University Press, 2005, co-authored with Edith Hall), Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus (Cambridge University Press, 2009). She is editor of The Ancient Dancer in the Modern World: Responses to Greek and Roman Dance (Oxford University Press, 2011), and co-editor of Choruses, Ancient and Modern (Oxford University Press, 2013). Fiona Macintosh's publications (PDF).

Claire KenwardProfile photo of APGRD Archivist

Dr Claire Kenward is the APGRD's Archivist. She has published on the reception of Greek drama and epic in early modern England, and on classics in Science Fiction. Claire is co-editor of and contributor to Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century (OUP 2018), and co-author, co-curator, and designer of the APGRD’s two interactive/multimedia ebooks, Medea – a performance history (2016) and Agamemnon – a performance history (2020). She is also responsible for the curation and development of the APGRD's Digital Resources. Claire began working for the APGRD in 2013 as an early career associate, researching the influence of ancient epics on medieval and early modern English drama, for the Leverhulme-funded Performing Epic project.

Claire BarnesPortrait photo of Claire Barnes

Archivist Administrator 

Claire Barnes is the APGRD's Archivist Administrator. Her background is in Classics and English (BA) and Classical Reception (MPhil), followed by a spell working in PR and copywriting before returning to Oxford. Claire's current research looks at the relationship between classical reception and personal authenticity in early- to mid-20th century literature.


Tom Wrobel

Developer (2011-2016)
Dr Tom Wrobel joined the APGRD as Web and database developer in January 2011. After working on the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources, he returned to the project in 2014. From 2015 to 2016 Tom was the designer and co-curator for the APGRD's interactive/multimedia ebook project. Tom completed his DPhil thesis at the University of Oxford on 'The junior officers of the Roman army, 91BC—AD14' in 2010, and has developed websites for a number of colleges and academic projects. He was also responsible for building the new version of the APGRD website and expanding the APGRD's public resources online.

Naomi Setchell

Archivist Administrator (2010-2014); Honorary/Consultant Archivist (ongoing)
Naomi Setchell joined the APGRD in the new role of archivist/administrator in January 2010. She left in August 2014, but continues to advise the APGRD as an honorary consultant. With an interdisciplinary background in Anthropology (BSc) and the History of Ideas (MA), Naomi qualified in Archives & Records Management (MA) after working with collections in the National Theatre, the V&A Theatre Museum, National Life Stories at the British Library, and the Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage.