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TAUGHT COURSES
Carrying the Past into the future: the BSR Postgraduate Epigraphy Course after a decade (2012–2022)
Abigail Graham is the Course Coordinator of the Postgraduate Epigraphy Course at the British School at Rome. In this blogpost, Abigail looks back at 10 years of the course and

FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Amy Thompson
An interview with Amy Thompson, winner of the Scholars' Prize in Architecture, in which she speaks about the work she has produced during her residency at the BSR from April–June

FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Jo Stockham
An interview with Jo Stockham, the Ampersand Foundation Fellow, in which she speaks about the work she has produced during her residency at the BSR from April–June 2022, ahead of

FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Brianna Speight
An interview with Brianna Speight, Helpmann Academy Resident, in which she speaks about the work she has produced during her residency at the BSR from April–June 2022, ahead of the

FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Corey Black
An interview with Corey Black, National Art School, Sydney, Resident, in which he speaks about the work he has produced during his residency at the BSR from April–June 2022, ahead

FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Héloïse Delègue
An interview with Héloïse Delègue, Abbey Fellow in Painting, in which she speaks about the work she has produced during her residency at the BSR from April–June 2022, ahead of

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Meet the artists: Claudio Pestana
An interview with Claudio Pestana, Abbey Scholar in Painting, in which they speak about the work they have produced during their residency at the BSR from September 2021–June 2022, ahead

HUMANITIES
Rethinking Rome: Cityscapes of Empire, Ancient and Modern
Samuel Agbamu is a current Rome Award holder at the BSR and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Classics at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is currently in Rome

LIBRARY & ARCHIVE
A significant legacy: Valerie Scott at the BSR Library
Valerie Scott, former BSR Librarian, retired in August 2021 after 40 years in post. Valerie’s immeasurable contribution to the BSR, its library and readers, is well recognised by all those

FINE ARTS
Jo Stockham visits the Venice Biennale
We asked our Ampersand Foundation Fellow, Jo Stockham, for her thoughts following a visit to the 59th Venice Biennale. Below is a visual snapshot of her highlights: The first work

TAUGHT COURSES
Carrying the Past into the future: the BSR Postgraduate Epigraphy Course after a decade (2012–2022)
Abigail Graham is the Course Coordinator of the Postgraduate Epigraphy Course at the British School at Rome. In this blogpost, Abigail looks back at 10
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Amy Thompson
An interview with Amy Thompson, winner of the Scholars' Prize in Architecture, in which she speaks about the work she has produced during her residency
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Jo Stockham
An interview with Jo Stockham, the Ampersand Foundation Fellow, in which she speaks about the work she has produced during her residency at the BSR
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Brianna Speight
An interview with Brianna Speight, Helpmann Academy Resident, in which she speaks about the work she has produced during her residency at the BSR from
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Corey Black
An interview with Corey Black, National Art School, Sydney, Resident, in which he speaks about the work he has produced during his residency at the
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Héloïse Delègue
An interview with Héloïse Delègue, Abbey Fellow in Painting, in which she speaks about the work she has produced during her residency at the BSR
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Claudio Pestana
An interview with Claudio Pestana, Abbey Scholar in Painting, in which they speak about the work they have produced during their residency at the BSR
HUMANITIES
Rethinking Rome: Cityscapes of Empire, Ancient and Modern
Samuel Agbamu is a current Rome Award holder at the BSR and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Classics at Royal Holloway, University of London.
LIBRARY & ARCHIVE
A significant legacy: Valerie Scott at the BSR Library
Valerie Scott, former BSR Librarian, retired in August 2021 after 40 years in post. Valerie’s immeasurable contribution to the BSR, its library and readers, is
FINE ARTS
Jo Stockham visits the Venice Biennale
We asked our Ampersand Foundation Fellow, Jo Stockham, for her thoughts following a visit to the 59th Venice Biennale. Below is a visual snapshot of
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Etienne Desrosiers
An interview with Etienne Desrosiers, Québec Resident, in which he speaks about the work he has produced during his residency at the BSR from January–March
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Jo Stockham
An interview with Jo Stockham, the Ampersand Foundation Fellow, in which she speaks about the work she has produced during her residency at the BSR
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Amba Sayal-Bennett
An interview with Amba Sayal-Bennett, Derek Hill Foundation Scholar, in which she speaks about the work she has produced during her residency at the BSR
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Claudio Pestana
An interview with Claudio Pestana, Abbey Scholar in Painting, in which they speak about the work they have produced during their residency at the BSR
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Lara Smithson
An interview with Lara Smithson, the Bridget Riley Fellow, in which she speaks about the work she has produced during her residency at the BSR
Blog
Looking forward: new perspectives on the<br>BSR Council in time for International Women’s Day
On the first Wednesday of every month, there is a ‘pranzo per i direttori’ at a restaurant somewhere in the centre of Rome. This is
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Richard Burton
An interview with Richard Burton, Abbey Fellow in Painting, in which he speaks about the work he has produced during his residency at the BSR
ARCHAEOLOGY
Beatrice Fochetti, The Insula XXXI and the Falerii Novi Project
Dr Beatrice Fochetti has recently been named a Research Fellow at the BSR. Her project, 'Archaeological research on the central area of Falerii Novi and
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Freya Dooley
An interview with Freya Dooley, Creative Wales–BSR Fellow, in which she speaks about the work she has produced during her residency at the BSR from September-December
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Ruaidhri Ryan
An interview with Ruaidhri Ryan, Augusta Scholar, in which he speaks about the work he has produced during his residency at the BSR from September–December 2021.
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Lara Smithson
An interview with Lara Smithson, The Bridget Riley Fellow, in which she speaks about the work she has produced during her residency at the BSR from
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Margaux Ogden
An interview with Margaux Ogden, Abbey Fellow in Painting, in which she speaks about the work she has produced during her residency at the BSR from
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Claudio Pestana
An interview with Claudio Pestana, Abbey Scholar in Painting September 2021–June 2022, in which they speak about the works they have produced during their residency at the
HUMANITIES
An Italian at the Court of Queen Victoria: a performance by Barbara Gentili at the BSR, June 2021
An Italian at the Court of Queen Victoria: a performance by Barbara Gentili at the BSR, June 2021 As Covid restrictions were modified, the BSR was
ALUMNI
BSR Alumni Profiles: Oona Grimes
Welcome to the first post in our new series: Alumni Profiles. Throughout the year we will be putting the spotlight on alumni working in a
LIBRARY & ARCHIVE
Archival windows into life at the BSR. The case of Eugénie Sellers Strong and Alexandrina Makin. (Part 2)
During the later months of 1919 and early 1920, Eugénie Sellers Strong was tirelessly pushing to reorganise the structure and expand the services of the
FINE ARTS
Giallorosso
Marta Pellerini (Visual Art Residency and Programme Curator), Max Fletcher (Sainsbury Scholar in Painting and Sculpture 2019–2020) and Mick Finch (Professor of Visual Art Practice,
LIBRARY & ARCHIVE
Archival windows into life at the BSR. The case of Eugénie Sellers Strong and Alexandrina Makin. (Part 1)
An Archive is not a careful selection of materials, like a Library. A few days ago I heard this observation from Charlotte Roueché, Honorary Archivist
FINE ARTS
Meet the artists: Eleni Odysseos
An interview with Eleni Odysseos, Abbey Fellow in Painting, in which she speaks about the works she has produced during her residency at the BSR from

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