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Welcome to the BSR

Welcome to one of the most prestigious research academies in Rome.

For over 100 years world-class researchers of the art, history and culture of the western Mediterranean and the best contemporary artists in the Commonwealth have been nurtured at the BSR.

They still are.

We are the bridge between the intellectual and cultural heart of Rome and Italy and creative and academic researchers 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

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Next Mostra of works by BSR visual arts award-holders: 12 December 2014

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Next at the BSR

Thursday 23 October 2014

Outside Architecture: Artists' Talk

Friday 24 October 2014

E Pluribus Unum?

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Augustan Poetry and the Irrational

Thursday 30 October 2014

Workshop: Popolazione e risorse

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Oralising Early Modern Literature

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Thursday 23 October 2014

Luca Baldoni: Le parole tra gli uomini.

Luca Baldoni (Rome Scholar 2004-5) will be in conversation with Flaviano Pisanelli Wednesday 29 October as part of the UCL Italian Department Research Seminars. The… more

Thursday 23 October 2014

3 - 2 = 1: Bridge, Bangle & Cornice

If you missed this event on 13 October it’s not too late to see the exhibition which continues at the BSR until 4 November 2014…. more