Prof. Robert L. Fowler, ChairRLF

Robert L. Fowler was educated at Toronto (MA 1977) and Oxford (DPhil 1980). After a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary he joined the staff at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, where he worked from 1981-1996. From 1996 until his retirement in 2017 he was Henry Overton Wills Professor of Greek at the University of Bristol. His publications include The Nature of Early Greek Lyric (1987), The Cambridge Companion to Homer (ed., 2004), Early Greek Mythography (2 vols, 2000-2013), and numerous articles. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2015. 



Prof. Dirk Obbink

Dirk Obbink is Associate Professor in Papyrology and Greek Literature at the Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Christ Church. He was selected as a MacArthur Fellow in 2001. He is the editor of Philodemus and Poetry: Poetic Theory and Practice in Lucretius, Philodemus, and Horace (1995), Philodemus on Piety, Vol. 1 (1996), Philodemus on Piety, Vol. 2 (2003), and Philodemus and the New Testament World (2004).




Prof. Daniel Delattre Delattre

After degrees in Classics at Lille and the Sorbonne, Daniel worked as a researcher on Herculaneum Papyri and Epicurean philosophy at CNRS-IRHT.  As an emeritus researcher he is still working on Philodemus’ De morte IV  for  publication in the CUF (Bude series).  Daniel has been at the forefront of the latest research into digitally unraveling the Herculaneum papyri collaborating with Brent Seales (University of Kentucky VisCenter) and later with Vito Mocella (CNR IMM Naples). There is huge international interest in this research.


Nigel Wilson

Mr Nigel Wilson

Nigel Wilson is Fellow and Tutor in Classics (Emeritus) of Lincoln College, Oxford, and one of the founding members of the Society. He has published the editions of Sophocles and Aristophanes in the series of Oxford Classical Texts (1990 and 2007 respectively) and authored several other publications in the fields of Greek palaeography, textual criticism and the history of classical scholarship.




Ms Kate StarlingKate

Kate recently retired from the Museum of London where she had been responsible for leading teams developing new galleries and educational, access and collections programmes. Prior to that she was an archaeological conservator, studying and training at the Universities of Edinburgh and Durham, and gaining experience at Norwich Castle Museum and what is now English Heritage before joining the Museum of London. She has long experience of Roman, as well as prehistoric and medieval, sites and objects in the UK and it is now with great pleasure that she is able to expand her horizons to include the wonderful sites in Italy. She has been a member of the Board since 2015 and is responsible for helping develop and organise the biennial Congresses in Herculaneum.



Dr. Carol Scott

Carol Scott has been the Chair of the International Council of Museums in the United Kingdom (ICOM UK) since 2012. An independent consultant and director of Carol Scott Associates, she has been an executive member of ICOM MPR (Marketing and Public Relations) and a member of the Advisory Committee for the AHRC Cultural Value Project. Her research interests include cultural memory and museums and measuring and leveraging cultural value. Among her recent publications are  Museum measurement: questions of value (2015), New trends: social change, museum brands and public value (2015), The Cultural Value of Engaging with Museums and Galleries (2014) and Museums and Public Value: creating sustainable futures (2013). She has recently been elected to the Executive Council of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).