The Dorothy Buchan Memorial Lectures
Mrs Dorothy Buchan (1931–2000) was head of Leicester High School for Girls. After her retirement she studied Ancient History and Archaeology in the School, culminating in her 1995 BA dissertation 'Women of power or counters of value? A study of four hellenistic queens'. She also served for several years as Treasurer of the Leicestershire (now Leicestershire & Rutland) branch of the Classical Association.
After her untimely passing, her family, friends, and colleagues contributed generously to a fund in her memory, which supports an annual lecture and may, in time, be developed for other purposes. The University, and the School of Archaeology & Ancient History, would like to place on record their gratitude to those who donated to the fund and continue to do so.
The annual lecture, on a topic that would (we hope!) have interested Dorothy Buchan, takes place on a Tuesday in the autumn term (always in the late afternoon). We have been fortunate to secure a distinguished succession of speakers, listed here from latest to earliest:
(13) 2013 (29 Oct.) Professor Maria Wyke (University College London), title t.b.a.
(12) 2012 (20 Nov.) Bettany Hughes, 'Helen of Troy and the warrior women of Sparta'
(11) 2011 (1 Nov.) Dr Colin Adams (Liverpool), 'Tacitus's prism: the reality of Roman Egypt'
(10) 2010 (23 Nov.) Professor Catharine Edwards (Birkbeck), 'Representing imperial women: family resemblances among the Julio-Claudians'
(9) 2009 (27 Oct.) Dr Lynette Mitchell (Exeter), 'Queens and consorts: securing the succession in archaic and classical Greece?'
(8) 2008 (25 Nov.) Dr Mary Harlow (Birmingham), 'Dressing to impress: Roman female dress—rhetoric and reality'
(7) 2007 (27 Nov.) Dr Graham Oliver (Liverpool), 'Femina politica: the evolution of democracy in hellenistic Athens?'
(6) 2006 (7 Nov.) Professor Helen King (Reading [now Open University]), 'From father of gynaecology to father of midwifery: the paternity of Hippocrates in the eighteenth century'
(5) 2005 (22 Nov.) Dr Dorothy Thompson (Cambridge), 'Commoners and queens in Ptolemaic Egypt'
(4) 2004 (23 Nov.) Professor Charlotte Roueché (King's College London), 'The empress in the street'
(3) 2003 (25 Nov.) Professor John Prag (Manchester), 'Facing the facts: Philip of Macedon's face, Mycenaean DNA, Etruscan excarnation, and the first Western portrait'
(2) 2002 (21 Nov.) Professor Alan Bowman (Oxford), 'Egypt under Cleopatra and Augustus: aspects of Roman imperialism'
(1) 2001 (23 Oct.) Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (Birmingham/Open University [now Edinburgh]), 'Cleopatra on film: or, Did the Greeks ever get to Egypt?'
For further details please contact Rachel Godfrey (0116 252 2611, email@example.com).