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COVID-19 Announcement

To protect staff, students and visitors, the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies is now closed. The APGRD is unable to book any archive appointments until further notice.

The APGRD team are working from home, so please feel free to email enquiries to and we will try to do whatever we can remotely.

During these difficult and uncertain times, we'd like to extend our thoughts and sympathy to all; please take care or yourselves and each other.


Archive visiting hours - by appointment only

Visiting hours (by appointment only) are currently restricted to Mondays and Tuesdays. Visiting hours on those days are 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.

Special arrangements may be possible to accommodate those who cannot visit on these days, or if you are an overseas visitor requiring a longer block of time. However, please note that the archive is always closed to visitors on Fridays.
Please email at least two weeks in advance to request an appointment.

Closure Dates 2020:

Summer closure dates 2020 still to be confirmed - please check back.

The Ioannou Centre is shut during the annual St Giles' Fair, the archive will therefore be closed on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th September 2020. 

Information on using the Archive

Researchers use the APGRD Study Room, located on the first floor of the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies at 66 St Giles' Oxford, to consult the archive collections and our comprehensive reference library. 

Instructions on how to use our online databases to request archive material will be sent on confirmation of an appointment. While our reference library is free to browse, the archive material is not and items must be requested in advance of any visit.

Pens are not permitted to ensure the preservation of the archive materials. Researchers are free to use the Common Room and the hot drinks vending machine during their visit but only bottled water is permitted in the Study Room. The building's main entrance is swipe-access only; please use the intercom to enter the building and report to Reception. The building is fully accessible. 

Contact details

Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
University of Oxford
66 St Giles’
Oxford OX1 3LU
Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 288 210

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