Welcome to the British School at Rome, one of the most prestigious research academies in Rome.

Our work engages with all aspects of the art, history and culture of Italy and the western Mediterranean.

We are the bridge between the intellectual and cultural heart of Rome and Italy and the best artists and scholars from Britain and the Commonwealth .

We celebrate these achievements, and welcome you to begin to explore what the BSR can offer you, and how you can be a part of a very special place.

Christopher Smith,
Director of the BSR

Residential Awards

Current Award Holders
Fine Arts, Humanities and Architecture awards available and how to apply

Creativity & Creative Research

Fine Arts at the BSR
the BSR Architecture programme

Supporting the BSR

Become a member

Staying at the BSR

Accommodation for members at the BSR

Taught courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students

City of Rome 2014 for Postgraduates – information & application
Summer School for Undergraduates 2014 – information & application
Epigraphy for Postgraduates 2014 – information & application


Our Library
Research Themes
Digital Resources and Collections
Papers of the BSR – our journal
BSR monograph series

What’s on at the BSR

Public lectures and exhibitions in Rome
BSR events in the UK
How to find us!

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BSR News Winter 2014

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All who come to the BSR find themselves transformed by the extraordinary level of exchange between disciplines

Latest News

Thursday 17 April 2014

New discovery at Ostia Antica by the Portus Project

  The site of Ostia Antica appears to be much bigger than previously thought. A geophysical survey conducted by a team from the University of Southampton, Cambridge University and the [...]

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Rome Fellowship in Contemporary Art

Last chance to apply >> Deadline : Thursday 24 April Exciting opportunity for an early career artist, working in any discipline, with a significant track record in exhibiting. Residency in the [...]