25 april 2007

Ioannou family establish Centre for Classical and Byzantine research

Source: alec

The Chancellor officially opened the new Stelios Ioannou School for Research in Classical and Byzantine Studies, describing the purpose-built centre as “adding polish to one of the jewels in Oxford’s crown”. This extraordinary achievement was made possible thanks to a generous benefaction of the Greek Cypriot Ioannou family in memory of the renowned philanthropist Stelios Ioannou.

The School will bring both Classical and Byzantine studies to the forefront and offers students a world-class facility to conduct research and tutorials. It completes the “Classics Triangle” in Oxford, finally putting together the study of these two subjects with the treasures housed in the Ashmolean and the Sackler Library. The Greek Ambassador and Cypriot High Commissioner were among the dignatories who attended the opening.