Public lectures

The APGRD has been running its lecture series since 1998 to which everybody - including the general public - is invited. Events are usually held during term time at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles', Oxford.

Front cover to Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Naomi Weiss (Harvard)
15 February, 2021 - 14:00
Edith Hall (KCL), Henry Stead (St Andrews)
23 November, 2020 - 14:00
Tom Morris (Artistic Director Bristol Old Vic), Helen Eastman (Theatre Director/APGRD Advisory Board Member)
26 October, 2020 - 14:00
Jennifer Wallace (Cambridge)
9 March, 2020 - 15:00
Luigi Battezzato (All Souls)
2 March, 2020 - 15:00
Front cover of the APGRD's latest ebook, Agamemnon a performance history
Joan Iyiola (RSC Duchess of Malfi 2018), Struan Leslie (Director, Movement Director, Dramaturg)
27 February, 2020 - 18:00
Front cover of the APGRD's latest ebook, Agamemnon a performance history
Fiona Macintosh (APGRD Director)
27 February, 2020 - 17:30
Front cover of the APGRD's latest ebook, Agamemnon a performance history
Nancy Rabinowitz (Hamilton College)
27 February, 2020 - 15:00
Micha Lazarus (Cambridge)
24 February, 2020 - 17:00
David Wiles (Wolfson)
10 February, 2020 - 17:00
Mark Fleishman (Cape Town)
27 January, 2020 - 17:30
Hélia Correia (Portuguese poet-playwright)
2 December, 2019 - 15:00
Lee Breuer (director), Maude Mitchell (actor), Olga Taxidou (Edinburgh)
25 November, 2019 - 17:00
Marie-Louise Crawley (Choreographer), Struan Leslie (Dramaturg and Movement Director), Malcolm Atkins (Composer)
26 September, 2019 - 17:00
Poster for We Are Not Princesses screening and discussion event
Hal Scardino (Producer), Nur Laiq (TORCH Global South Visiting Fellow), Fiona Macintosh (APGRD Director)
13 June, 2019 - 18:00
Poster for Isobel Hurst's Classics and English Lecture 2019
Isobel Hurst (Goldsmiths)
20 May, 2019 - 15:00
Poster for Henry Power's 2019 lecture at the APGRD
Henry Power (Exeter/All Souls)
13 May, 2019 - 15:00
Poster for Olga Taxidou's 2019 lecture at the APGRD
Olga Taxidou (Edinburgh)
28 February, 2019 - 17:00
Poster for Martin Revermann's 2019 lecture at the APGRD
Martin Revermann (Toronto)
25 February, 2019 - 15:00
Poster for a rehearsed reading of Andromeda at the APGRD in 2019
28 January, 2019 - 18:00
Poster for Melinda Powers' 2019 lecture at the APGRD
Melinda Powers (CUNY)
21 January, 2019 - 15:00
Poster for Performing Pindar event at the APGRD in 2019
Nancy Felson (Georgia), Helen Eastman (Theatre Director), Alex Silverman (Composer)
11 January, 2019 - 15:00
Poster for Blanche McIntyre's 2018 lecture at the APGRD
Blanche McIntyre (Theatre Director)
26 November, 2018 - 17:00
12 November, 2018 - 17:00
Poster for  Sara Monson's 2018 lecture at the APGRD
Sara Monson (Northwestern)
5 November, 2018 - 15:00
Poster for the event
Anna Jackson (Victoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka)
2 July, 2018 - 17:00
Ruth Webb (Lille 3), Oliver Taplin (Oxford)
15 June, 2018 - 15:00
Poster for the lecture by Nurit Yaari, 3pm, Monday 14th May, Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles'
Nurit Yaari (Tel Aviv University)
14 May, 2018 - 15:00
Poster for Peter Wilson's 2018 lecture at the APGRD
Peter Wilson (University of Sydney)
30 April, 2018 - 14:15
poster for Erika Fischer Lichte's 2018 lecture at the APGRD
Erika Fischer-Lichte
5 March, 2018 - 15:00
Peter Symes (Director), Oliver Taplin (Oxford)
29 January, 2018 - 14:15
Poster for Emily Wilson's 2017 event at the APGRD
Emily Wilson (University of Pennsylvania)
20 November, 2017 - 18:00
Josephine Balmer, Laura Swift (Open University), Oliver Taplin (Oxford University)
2 November, 2017 - 17:00
Paul O'Mahony (APGRD Artist in Residence), Out of Chaos company
27 October, 2017 - 17:00
Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz (Hamilton College)
16 October, 2017 - 14:15
Isabelle Torrance (Aarhus)
26 June, 2017 - 18:00
Karen Bassi (UCSC)
15 May, 2017 - 14:15
Pantelis Michelakis (Bristol), Stephen Horne (BFI), Laura Marcus (Oxford), Susan Jones (Oxford), Oliver Taplin (Oxford)
10 March, 2017 - 17:30
Wayne Jordan (Director), Fiona Macintosh (Oxford)
27 February, 2017 - 14:15
Poster for Victoria Moul's talk at the APGRD, 2017
Victoria Moul (KCL)
6 February, 2017 - 14:15
Ruth Webb (Charles-de-Gaulle Lille III)
28 November, 2016 - 14:15
Alice Oswald (Poet)
17 October, 2016 - 15:15
Illustration, by CE Brock, of the 1900 Cambridge Greek Play: Agamemon
David Scourfield (Maynooth)
9 May, 2016 - 14:15
Apostolos Doxiadis
7 March, 2016 - 14:15
14 November, 2015 - 15:00 to 3 December, 2015 - 16:00
Peter Wiseman (University of Exeter)
9 November, 2015 - 14:15
Publicity photograph, by Johan Persson, of the Globe Theatre's Oresteia, 2015
Adele Thomas (Director), Rory Mullarkey (Translator)
2 November, 2015 - 14:15
Ariane Mnouchkine, Théâtre du Soleil
14 September, 2015 - 09:00 to 25 September, 2015 - 17:00
Włodzimierz Staniewski, members of Gardzienice
30 June, 2015 - 19:00
'Dust' choreographed  by Cathy Marston, photograph by  Roger Palmer
Cathy Marston, Tom Sapsford, Sonya Cullingford, Aaron Vickers
5 June, 2015 - 17:00
Maarten De Pourcq (Radboud University Nijmegen)
18 May, 2015 - 14:15
Publicity photo from Sherman Cymru’s Clytemnestra, by Grace Vane Percy
9 March, 2015 - 14:15
Characters and Caricaturas by William Hogarth
Henry Power (University of Exeter)
26 January, 2015 - 14:15
Poster for Sophocles' Electra at the Old Vic 2014
Ian Rickson (Director)
24 November, 2014 - 14:15
Marni Thomas Wood (Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance)
3 November, 2014 - 14:15
Speaker: Peter Parsons (Oxford), Respondent: Richard Hunter (Cambridge), Chair: Edith Hall (KCL)
27 October, 2014 - 14:15
Anthony Boyle (University of Southern California)
20 October, 2014 - 14:15
Sukanta Chaudhuri (Jadavpur University/All Souls College, Oxford)
19 May, 2014 - 14:15
Troilus and Cressida
Colin Burrow (All Souls, Oxford)
12 May, 2014 - 14:15
Mary Hart (Associate Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum)
3 March, 2014 - 14:15
Helen Eastman (Director) and Alex Silverman (Composer)
3 February, 2014 - 14:15
Stephen Langridge (Director)
28 November, 2013 - 14:15
Poster for Jonathan Kent's APGRD talk in 2013
Jonathan Kent (Director)
21 October, 2013 - 14:15
Ancient epic in early opera
Conjoint Professor Michael Ewans (University of Newcastle, Australia)
3 June, 2013 - 14:15
Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives
Peter Meineck (Clinical Associate Professor of Classics, NYU, and Artistic Director, Aquila Theatre)
6 May, 2013 - 14:15
Antigone
Adrian Noble (Theatre director), Joanne Pearce (Actor, RSC Associate)
25 February, 2013 - 14:15
Troy poster
Pantelis Michelakis (Bristol)
4 February, 2013 - 14:15
Tanya Pollard (Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY)
21 January, 2013 - 14:15
Gilbert Murray
1 December, 2012 - 11:00
Memorial wall Washington
Alice Oswald (poet)
12 November, 2012 - 14:15
Translating for the stage
Margaret Williamson (Dartmouth; Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the APGRD in MT)
29 October, 2012 - 14:15
Theatre on an epic scale
Tim Supple (theatre director)
22 October, 2012 - 14:15
Dionysus-Pentheus
Edward Petherbridge (actor)
14 May, 2012 - 14:15
Clytemnestra Atrides
Ariane Mnouchkine (Director of Théâtre du Soleil)
8 May, 2012 - 17:00
Jonathan Bate (Oxford)
20 February, 2012 - 14:15
Robert Crawford (Professor of English, St Andrews), Norman McBeath (photographer)
6 February, 2012 - 17:00
Nicolai Abildgaard (1743-1809), The Slave Davus and the Maid Mysis. From Terence
Peter Brown (Oxford)
23 January, 2012 - 17:00
Oresteia masks
Oliver Taplin, Greg Hicks, Tony Harrison
19 November, 2011 - 17:00 to 19:00
Flora gathering flowers
James Methven (Oxford), Maureen Almond (poet)
14 November, 2011 - 16:15
Lost Books of the Odyssey Cover
Zachary Mason (author)
7 November, 2011 - 14:15
Professor Kathryn Bosher (Northwestern)
17 October, 2011 - 14:15
Professor Martin Revermann (Toronto)
22 June, 2011 - 14:15
Professor Peter Mackridge (Oxford)
6 June, 2011 - 14:15
Dr Dan Orrells (Warwick), Tessa Roynon (Oxford)
9 May, 2011 - 14:15
John Hamilton (Harvard University)
8 November, 2010 - 14:15
Patrice Rankine (Associate Professor of Classics, Purdue University)
1 November, 2010 - 14:15
Glyn Maxwell (playwright), Alex Clifton (director)
18 October, 2010 - 14:15
Jo Balmer (writer and translator)
17 May, 2010 - 14:15
Mark Franko (Professor of Dance, University of California, Santa Cruz)
17 March, 2010 - 14:15
David Wiles (Professor of Drama, Royal Holloway University)
22 February, 2010 - 14:15
Frank McGuinness (playwright)
24 November, 2009 - 15:30
Włodzimierz Staniewski
26 October, 2009 - 14:15
Declan Donnellan (Artistic Director, Cheek by Jowl)
10 March, 2009 - 14:15
Vassilis Lambropoulos (Department of Comparative Literature, University of Michigan)
23 February, 2009 - 14:15
Bernhard Zimmerman (Seminar für Klassische Philologie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
26 January, 2009 - 15:00
Oliver Taplin (Director, APGRD), Pantelis Michelakis (Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Bristol)
1 December, 2008 - 14:15
Margaret Malamud (Associate Professor of History, New Mexico State University)
17 November, 2008 - 14:15
David Beard (Lecturer, School of Music, Cardiff University)
27 October, 2008 - 14:15
Joanna Paul (Lecturer, School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, University of Liverpool)
19 May, 2008 - 14:15
Pantelis Michelakis (Lecturer, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Bristol) , Michelle C. Paull (Lecturer, Department of Drama and Performance Studies, St Mary’s University College, London)
4 February, 2008 - 14:15
Terry Eagleton (Professor of English Literature, University of Manchester)
14 January, 2008 - 14:15
Blake Morrison (Professor of Creative and Life Writing, Goldsmiths' College, London)
26 November, 2007 - 14:15
Jatinder Verma (Artistic Director, Tara Arts Theatre Company)
12 November, 2007 - 14:15
Erin B. Mee (Professor of Theater, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania)
25 June, 2007 - 14:15
Barbara Ravelhofer (Lecturer in English, University of Durham)
14 May, 2007 - 14:15
Edith Hall (Professor of Classics & Drama, Royal Holloway, University of London; and Co-Director, APGRD)
30 April, 2007 - 14:15
Frederick Naerebout (Senior Lecturer, Department of Ancient History, Leiden University)
12 March, 2007 - 14:15
Simone Beta (Professor of Classics, University of Siena)
6 March, 2007 - 14:15
Ismene Lada-Richards (Lecturer in Classics, King’s College London)
19 February, 2007 - 14:15
Sue Jones (Lecturer in English, St Hilda’s College, Oxford)
6 November, 2006 - 14:15
Christian Wolff (Composer, and former Professor of Classics and of Music, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire)
18 October, 2006 - 14:15
Athol Fugard (Playwright), Marianne McDonald (Professor of Theatre & Classics, University of California, San Diego)
14 June, 2006 - 14:15
Richard Armstrong (Associate Professor of Classics, University of Houston)
10 May, 2006 - 14:15
John Eaton (Composer; Professor of Music, University of Chicago)
22 February, 2006 - 14:15
Marina Carr (Playwright), Professor Edith Hall
16 November, 2005 - 14:15
Stephen Walsh (Professor of Music, University of Cardiff)
26 October, 2005 - 14:15
John Theocharis (former BBC Radio Drama Director)
8 June, 2005 - 14:15
Gabriel Josipovici (Writer; Research Professor of English, University of Sussex)
11 May, 2005 - 14:15
Simon Goldhill (Professor of Greek Literature & Culture, University of Cambridge)
23 February, 2005 - 14:15
Leofranc Holford-Strevens (Consultant Scholar-Editor, OUP)
2 February, 2005 - 14:15
Tony Harrison (Poet and Playwright), Professor Oliver Taplin
17 November, 2004 - 14:15
Professor Eric Csapo (University of Toronto)
26 May, 2004 - 14:15
Professor Allen Kuharski (Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania)
28 April, 2004 - 14:15
Professor Amy Wygant (University of Glasgow)
28 January, 2004 - 14:15
Dr Pantelis Michelakis (Honarary Research Fellow, APGRD; Lecturer, University of Bristol)
26 November, 2003 - 14:15
Professor Alain Viala (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford), Dr Kate Tunstall (Worcester College, Oxford)
29 October, 2003 - 14:15
Professor Reinhard Strohm (Wadham College, Oxford)
4 June, 2003 - 14:15
Sean O'Brien (Poet and Critic)
14 May, 2003 - 14:15
Professor Oliver Taplin (APGRD, and Magdalen College, Oxford)
3 March, 2003 - 14:15
Barrie Rutter (Actor and Artistic Director of Northern Broadsides)
29 January, 2003 - 14:15
Professor Freddy Decreus (University of Gent)
20 November, 2002 - 14:15
William K. Zewadski (Private Collector of images and artefacts)
23 October, 2002 - 14:15
Colin Teevan (Playwright, Translator, and Academic)
29 May, 2002 - 14:15
Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus, directed by David Raeburn at Bradfield College, 1955 David Raeburn (New College, Oxford; director of the Oxford Greek Play 1996)
8 May, 2002 - 14:15
Lorna Hardwick (Open University)
27 February, 2002 - 14:15
Design sketch by Abd'Elkader Farrah for Oedipus Rex, 1960
Abd' Elkader Farrah (1963-1991 RSC Associate Designer; since 1991 RSC Honorary Associate Artist)
30 January, 2002 - 14:15
Marina Warner (Writer and Visiting Fellow, All Souls)
21 November, 2001 - 14:15
Jane Glover (Conductor and Scholar)
17 October, 2001 - 14:15
David Wiles (Professor of Theatre, Department of Drama & Theatre, Royal Holloway)
9 May, 2001 - 14:15
Timberlake Wertenbaker (Playwright)
28 February, 2001 - 14:15
Katharine Worth (Emeritus Professor of Drama, King's College London)
31 January, 2001 - 14:15
Don Chapman (former Theatre Critic for the Oxford Mail)
15 November, 2000 - 14:15
Froma I. Zeitlin (Charles Ewing Professor of Greek Language and Literature, Princeton University)
14 June, 2000 - 14:15
Pantelis Michelakis (Research Fellow, Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama)
4 May, 2000 - 14:15
Fiona Macintosh (Senior Research Fellow, Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama)
2 February, 2000 - 14:15
Mae Smethurst (University of Pittsburgh)
30 April, 1999 - 14:15
Hellmut Flashar (University of Munich)
10 June, 1998 - 14:15
Helene Foley (Professor of Classics, Barnard College, New York)
5 May, 1998 - 14:15