Institute of Classical Studies
Senate House
Malet Street

T:  +44 (0)20 7862 8716

The Institute of Classical Studies (ICS) is a national and international research centre for the study of the languages, literature, history, art, archaeology, and philosophy of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

Founded in 1953, it provides an internationally renowned research library available to scholars from universities throughout the world in association with the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies and the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies. ICS also serves as the meeting place of the main Classics organisations in the UK.

The Director of the Institute of Classical Studies is Greg Woolf.


Study at ICS


MPhil/PhD research in Classics

Social, religious and economic history of the Roman world, ancient literacy and the ancient book, cultural identity in the ancient world, and digital classics