Front Quad of Lincoln College, the walls covered in bright green ivy


Lincoln College Summer School in Greek Palaeography

The ninth Lincoln College International Summer School in Greek Palaeography will be held on 29 July - 3 August 2024. The school offers a five-day introduction to the study of Greek manuscripts through ten reading classes, three library visits and four thematic lectures.

Image from a Greek summer school of a group peering at an open manuscript being explained by a man in a white suit


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 3 August, 9:00-12:00.


Christos Simelidis (D.Phil. Oxon.), Dimitrios Skrekas (DPhil Oxon).

Past lecturers have included Nigel G. Wilson FBA (Oxford), Marjolijne Janssen (Cambridge), Marc Lauxtermann (Oxford), David Parker FBA (Birmingham).


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.

How to apply

The final deadline for applying is 31 January 2024.

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 Successful applicants will be notified by 15 February.