Goodbye to BSR Director Christopher Smith

British School at Rome, Monday, 25 September, 2017. Picture by Chris Warde-Jones

 

As alumni, Members, friends and supporters of the BSR will know, at the end of this week we shall be saying goodbye to Christopher Smith.

After eight years as Director, Christopher’s dedication to the mission of the BSR has been evident throughout. As Chairman of Council Tim Llewelyn put it, Christopher’s stewardship of the BSR has been ‘full of imagination and encouragement of research and scholarship’.

The impact that this stewardship has had upon the BSR can be understood from Christopher’s valedictory lecture that was held in London earlier this year, in which he offered a personal reflection upon the BSR’s achievements and its future role in inspiring creative research.

Christopher will be moving on to pursue a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship, and we have no doubt that his research will continue to bring him back to the BSR in the future.

In October we shall be welcoming Christopher’s successor Professor Stephen J. Milner. We shall introduce Stephen more fully in our next newsletter, but if you haven’t already, you can find out more about Stephen and his research in our press release.

Christopher can now be contacted via his University of St Andrews email address.

 

British School at Rome, Monday, 25 September, 2017. Picture by Chris Warde-Jones

 

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