Society for Neo-Latin Studies: Postgraduate Student Event

Thursday, 10 March 2016

This year's postgraduate event will be held at Merton College, Oxford.
20 places available, first come first served.

There will be no fee involved, please just bring £3.30 in cash with you for a massive lunch. Free tea, coffee, and biscuits.

There are opportunities to present short papers (10-15 minutes) at this event, in a friendly and relaxed environment. If you would like to speak about your research or suggest a topic for discussion, please email by Monday 22 February.
There is no deadline for registering to attend.

11.15-11.30 Meet outside the main entrance to Merton College on Merton Street (postcode OX1 4JD). The College is 2 mins from High Street/Queen's Lane (where the London bus stop is) and a 20-25 min walk from the railway station.

11.30 Welcome and Introduction (Prof Gesine Manuwald and Dr Elizabeth Sandis)
Tea and biscuits and short papers (10-15 minutes each)
12.15 Lunch in Merton's famous dining hall (£3.30, paid in cash on the day): soup, main course, salad bar, dessert, fruit (self-service).
2-3.30 Meet Dr Julia Walworth, Fellow Librarian of Merton College. Special exhibition of Latin manuscripts to peruse (chosen by Dr Walworth and Dr Sandis) and a tour of the famous Old Library (about which you can read more here:
Opportunity to stay in the college afterwards (for a cup of tea or a walk round the lovely gardens - for recent photos see the gardening team's page:
Accommodation (inexpensive college room on main site) may be available. Email me as soon as possible if you would like me to book this for you. It may be a useful extension to your trip if, for example, there are things you would like to see in the Bodleian or the college libraries while you are here.

Please RSVP to: Elizabeth Sandis via email (
Open to all. In order to make this event as useful for you as possible, it would be helpful to know a bit about your main interests when you email (and this will also influence which manuscripts we bring out from the archives for you!)