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Lincoln College Summer School in Greek Palaeography

The Lincoln College Summer School in Greek Palaeography is normally held in alternate years.  In current circumstances the eighth Lincoln College Summer School had to be cancelled in 2020, and in view of continuing uncertainties it has been decided not to hold it in 2021, but defer it until 2022.

The Lincoln College International Summer School in Greek Palaeography offers a five-day introduction to the study of Greek manuscripts through ten reading classes, three library visits and four thematic lectures.


The school does not charge student fees. Students are individually responsible for their transportation and living expenses in Oxford. A few bursaries, covering housing (but no board), will be awarded to particularly deserving applicants.

Daily schedule

9:00-11:00 reading class, 11:15-13:00 library visit, 13:00-14:45 lunch break, 14:45-16:45 reading class, 17:00-18:00 lecture. A final written examination will be administered on Saturday 1 August, 9:00-12:00.


Georgi R. Parpulov (PhD Chicago), Christos Simelidis (DPhil Oxon.), Dimitris Skrekas (DPhil Oxon.).


Past lecturers have included Nigel G. Wilson FBA (Oxford), Prof. Marc Lauxtermann (Oxford), Prof. Leslie Brubaker (Birmingham), and Prof. David Parker FBA (Birmingham).


The final deadline for applying is 15 January.

Applicants are requested to send to Dr Simelidis at their curriculum vitae, explain in detail their need for attending the summer school, and indicate whether they wish to be considered for a bursary. They should also arrange for one recommendation letter from an established academic to be emailed to before 15 January. Successful applicants will be notified by 31 January.

Note: The school is intended for students of Classics, Patristics, Theology, Biblical or Byzantine Studies. Potential applicants are advised that it only offers introductory-level instruction in Greek palaeography and codicology. Adequate knowledge of Greek is a must for all students.