Monday, 19 January 2009

BSA Students from Cambridge and the Fitzwilliam Museum

Cambridge students made a large contribution to the life and research of the BSA in the period up to the outbreak of the First World War. Many of the students became donors of the Fitzwilliam Museum, including:
  • Robert Carr Bosanquet
  • Richard MacG. Dawkins
  • John P. Droop
  • Wilfrid Jerome Farrell
  • Ernest A. Gardner
  • Francis Henry Hill Guillemard
  • F.W. Hasluck
  • M.R. James
  • W. Loring
  • John Hubert Marshall
  • Eustace M.W. Tillyard
  • Alan J.B. Wace
  • V.W. Yorke

Saturday, 17 January 2009

BSA: The Cambridge Contribution

As Cambridge University celebrates its 800th anniversary (BBC), it is worth remembering the university's contribution to the BSA. The university made a major financial contribution to the work of the BSA. All but two of the directors in the period up to the end of the First World War were from Cambirdge:
Among the Cambridge scholars who influenced the early students was Sir William Ridgeway; classical archaeology thrived in the period up to the First World War.

The post-World War 1 period included scholars like John Pendlebury and Winifred Lamb. Material from BSA (and related) excavations (e.g. Cyprus; Melos; Crete; Laconia; Thermi) was donated to the Fitzwilliam Museum.