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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 Christopher Smith, acts as the BSR’s Chief Executive.

Under the terms of the Royal Charter, Council members are appointed by the Council. At least seven members must be selected from the fields of specialisation and work enshrined in the BSR’s objectives.

Council is advised by two faculties and one subcommittee: the Faculty of Archaeology, History and Letters, the Faculty of the Fine Arts and the Finance and Personnel Subcommittee.

Council members can be contacted via the Registrar, Dr Gill Clark.


Conflict of interest policy for trustees


Mr Colin Blackmore FP

Ms Eliza Bonham Carter

Mr Mark Getty

Mr Alan Gibbins (Hon. Treasurer) FP

Dr Loyd Grossman

Mrs Robin Hambro

Mr Ian HodgsonFP

Mr Tim Llewellyn (Chairman) FP

Ms Vivien Lovell FP

Professor David Mattingly

Professor Rosamond McKitterick FP

Mr Eric Parry

Mr Christopher Prentice

Dr Susan Walker

Professor Dame Marina Warner (Deputy Chair)

FP = member of Finance and Personnel Subcommittee


Faculty of the Fine Arts

Professor Maria Chevska

Professor Prue Chiles

Ms Sacha Craddock

Dr Nicholas Cullinan

Ms Vanessa Jackson

Ms Penny Johnson

Ms Vivien Lovell (Chair) C

Mr Tim Marlow

Mr Hugh Petter

Mr Thomas J. Price

Mr Karsten Schubert

Dr Helen Sear

Mr Stephen Witherford

C = member of Council


Faculty of Archaeology, History and Letters

Dr Marta Ajmar

Dr Mark Bradley (Editor of PBSR)

Professor Anna Bull

Professor Carlo Caruso

Mr Hugo Chapman

Dr Neil Christie

Professor Alison Cooley

Professor David Mattingly (Chair of Archaeology) C

Professor Rosamond McKitterick (Chair) C

Professor Matthew Reynolds

Professor Brian Richardson

Dr MaryAnne Stevens

Professor Rosemary Sweet

Dr Susan Walker (Chair of Publications) C

C = member of Council

The British School at Rome is regulated by Royal Charter and is a registered charity in England & Wales No.314176

1912 Original Royal Charter

1995 Supplemental Charter

2012 amendments Privy Council Order