The British School at Athens, founded under the auspices of the Prince of Wales in 1886, is a centre for research into all aspects of Greek culture from the earliest times until the present day. A library and hostel in Athens are provided for students from the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and all members of the Commonwealth. The facilities are extended to students from many other countries.

The School carries out an extensive programme of archaeological research throughout Greece from Crete to Macedonia, in collaboration with scholars from many local and foreign institutions. Work at Knossos started in parallel with Sir Arthur Evans' excavation at the Palace of Minos in 1900 and the School still maintains there study facilities and a hostel.

Specialist courses are regularly arranged for younger scholars and teachers to introduce them to the monuments and history of the country through first hand experience of sites and museum collections. Modest help is offered to students from both Britain and Greece with scholarships and bursaries to enable them to advance their own research. The results of the School's work are made widely known in Britain and in Greece through its Friends and Subscribers, as well as its own Annual and specialist reports.

 

The British School at Athens website

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