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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 Abigail Brundin, 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 a subcommittee: the Faculty of Archaeology, History and Letters, the Faculty of the Fine Arts and the Architecture Advisory Committee.

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

Conflict of interest policy for trustees.

The 2021 Governance Review of the BSR can be found here.


Mr Bob Allies

Mr Colin Blackmore

Professor Mick Finch

Mr Mark Getty (Chair)

Mr Alan Gibbins (Honorary Treasurer)

Professor Robert Gordon

Mr Ian Hodgson  (Deputy Chair)

Professor Rosamond McKitterick

Mr Christopher Prentice

Mr Luke Syson

Faculty of the Fine Arts

Mr Tim Bell

Ms Denise Bennetts

Mr Adam Chodzko

Professor Mick Finch (Interim Chair) C

Ms Oona Grimes

Ms Vanessa Jackson

Ms Carmen Julia

Professor Niall McLaughlin

Ms Clare Morris

Professor Andrew Stahl

Ms Gilane Tawadros

Ms Clarrie Wallis

C = member of Council

Faculty of Archaeology, History and Letters

Professor Claudia Bolgia

Professor Barbara Borg (Chair of Publications)

Professor Alison Cooley (Co-Editor of PBSR)

Dr Flora Dennis

Professor Derek Duncan

Professor Ruth Glynn

Professor Ian Haynes (Chair of Archaeology)

Professor Julia Hillner

Dr Marco Iuliano

Dr Kristian Jensen

Dr Simon Malloch

Professor Rosamond McKitterick (Chair) C

Professor Jonathan Prag

Dr Corinna Riva

Professor Paul Gabriele Weston

C = member of Council

Architecture Advisory Committee

Mr Bob Allies (Chair) C

Mr Tim Bell

Ms Denise Bennetts

Professor Mick Finch (Interim Chair of the Faculty of the Fine Arts) C

Dr Marco Iuliano

Professor Rosamond McKitterick (Chair of the Faculty of Archaeology, History and Letters) C

Professor Niall McLaughlin

Dr MaryAnne Stevens

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