Governance

Governance

 

HM The Queen is Patron of the British School at Rome. HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, KG, GCVO, is President of the BSR. The BSR’s governing body (trustees) is the President and the Council. The Director, Professor Abigail Brundin, acts as the BSR’s Chief Executive.

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The BSR is a registered charity in England and Wales, and members of the Council are its trustees. Charity law imposes a number of specific duties on all charity trustees. In essence these are:

  • A duty of compliance with the charity’s objects, its governing documents and all relevant legislation and regulation.

  • A duty of care, to ensure that the charity is well run and efficient and that professional advice is sought in order to manage risk.

  • A duty of prudence in respect of managing the charity’s assets.

The terms of reference for the Council can be viewed here .

Under the Bye-Laws of the BSR, the Council of the BSR is entitled to appoint such faculties and/or advisory committees as it believes to be desirable to assist in the discharge of its tasks.

These include currently:
- Faculty of Archaeology, History and Letters
- Faculty of the Fine Arts
- Architecture Advisory Committee

The current members of the Council are shown below.


Mr Bob Allies
Mr Colin Blackmore
Professor Mick Finch
Mr Mark Getty (Chair)
Mr Alan Gibbins (Honorary Treasurer)
Ms Charlotte Higgins
Mr Ian Hodgson (Deputy Chair)
Mr Christopher Prentice
Ms Heather Stewart
Professor Roey Sweet
Mr Luke Syson
Ms Suzanna Taverne
Professor Beth Williamson

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The Council has established the Faculty of the Fine Arts (‘FFA’) to assist it in its commitment to the study of architecture and contemporary art practices.

The duties of the Faculty are to:

  1. select the recipients of BSR awards within the remit of the FFA;

  2. provide a forum for advice to, and a possible consulting source for, both the Council in the formulation of policy and the Director of the BSR in carrying it out;

  3. provide a representative academic and artistic forum to help validate and promote the work of the BSR;

  4. consider the Director’s proposals for BSR Research Fellows;

  5. undertake such other advisory functions as may be specified by the Council from time to time; and

  6. provide critical appraisal of the awards in terms of their present and future status.

The terms of reference of the Faculty can be found here .

The current members of the Faculty are shown below.


Mr Tim Bell
Ms Denise Bennetts
Mr Adam Chodzko
Professor Mick Finch (Chair) C
Ms Oona Grimes
Ms Carmen Juliá
Professor Niall McLaughlin
Ms Clare Morris
Professor Andrew Stahl (Abbey Council representative)
Ms Clarrie Wallis


C = member of Council
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The duties of the Faculty are to:

  1. select the recipients of BSR awards within the remit of the FAHL;

  2. provide a forum for advice to, and a possible consulting source for, both the Council in the formulation of policy and the Director of the BSR in carrying it out;

  3. provide an academic forum to help validate and promote the work of the BSR;

  4. advise the Council and the Director on publication policy, the publications programme and the validation of the academic publications of the BSR;

  5. recommend to Council for consideration the FAHL’s nominations for the posts of the Editor of the PBSR, the Chair of Publications and the Chair of Archaeology;

  6. consider the Director’s proposals for BSR Research Fellows; and

  7. undertake such other advisory functions as may be specified by the Council from time to time.

The terms of reference of the Faculty can be found here.

The current members of the Faculty are shown below.


Professor Claudia Bolgia
Professor Barbara Borg (Chair of Publications)
Professor Alison Cooley (Co-Editor of PBSR)
Dr Flora Dennis
Professor Derek Duncan
Professor Ruth Glynn
Professor Ian Haynes (Chair of Archaeology)
Professor Julia Hillner
Dr Marco Iuliano
Dr Kristian Jensen
Dr Simon Malloch
Professor Jonathan Prag
Dr Corinna Riva
Professor Roey Sweet (Chair) C
Professor Paul Gabriele Weston


C = member of Council
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The Council has established the Architecture Advisory Committee, as a fixed-term cross-Faculty group, to assist it in the coordination and representation of architecture as a discipline internally within the BSR and externally within the wider community, both in Rome and in the UK.

The current members of the Committee are shown to the right.

Mr Bob Allies (Chair) C
Mr Tim Bell
Ms Denise Bennetts
Professor Mick Finch (Interim Chair of the Faculty of the Fine Arts)
Dr Marco Iuliano
Professor Roey Sweet C
Professor Niall McLaughlin
Dr MaryAnne Stevens


C = member of Council
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The BSR’s governing body is its Council. It is assisted in its duties by the Faculty of Archaeology, History and Letters, the Faculty of the Fine Arts and the Architecture Advisory Committee.

Opportunities to join these committees are advertised annually and/or when vacancies arise. We are currently looking for members and chairs on both faculties.

Faculty of Archaeology, History and Letters

Applications are currently invited from those who are interested in joining the Faculty. In order to cover the range of subjects and periods/areas of activity, there is a particular need for applicants this year with expertise in digital humanities, late antique/early medieval studies, nineteenth-century studies and pre-Roman archaeology. Further information can be found here. The application form is available here; and a monitoring form here.

Applications are also invited from those interested in becoming the Chair of the Faculty and ex officio a member of the Council of the BSR. Further information can be found here. The application form is available here; and a monitoring form here.

The closing date for applications for these opportunities is: 5.00 p.m. (BST) on Monday 6 June.

Faculty of the Fine Arts

Applications are currently invited from those who are interested in joining the Faculty. Further information can be found here. The application form is available here; and a monitoring form here.

Applications are also invited from those interested in becoming the Chair of the Faculty and ex officio a member of the Council of the BSR. Further information can be found here. The application form is available here; and a monitoring form here.

The closing date for applications for these opportunities is: 5.00 p.m. (BST) on Monday 6 June.

For more information about the faculties and their terms of reference, please see earlier sections in the explore tab.

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These policies relate to the Governance of the British School at Rome (the “BSR”), as specified by its Council. They may be amended by the Council of the BSR from time to time as it deems appropriate, for example in order to incorporate statutory and regulatory changes or in line with best practice.

You will find all relevant policy documents to the right.

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