Events - The Classical Art Research Centre and The Beazley Archive - The University of Oxford

Ancient Coins and Gandhara
Workshop in the Ashmolean Museum
2.00-3.30pm, Friday 2nd June 2017

Dr Shailendra Bhandare will be conducting a special workshop for the Gandhara Connections project in the Ashmolean Museum, 2-3.30 pm on Friday 2nd June, 2017: 'Ancient Coins and Gandhara'. The workshop is intended to offer a hands-on introduction to Kushan coinage and other coin traditions important for understanding the art and history of Gandhara. All are welcome, but for practical reasons places are very limited, so please book a place by emailing us:

Priority in booking may be given to students or those with less easy access to the material. Note that those attending in person may be filmed: in order to bring the workshop in some form to the wider global audience that cannot attend in person, we are currently hoping to webcast and record the event using Facebook Live. Details of the webcast will follow in due course.


The CARC Workshop 2017
Transmission: The Migration of Iconography in Classical Art
28-29th September 2017

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU

Generously supported by Jean-David Cahn and Tony Michaels

Download The Abstract (pdf)

All are welcome! The workshop will be free, but it is necessary to book in advance by contacting


Michael Wood to give 2017 Gandhara Connections lecture
Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College
5.00pm, Thursday 23rd November 2017

The historian and broadcaster Michael Wood will be giving the 2017 Gandhara Connections public lecture. The lecture will take place at 5pm on Thursday 23rd November 2017, in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, Oxford (followed by a reception). We plan to record the lecture and make it available online as a podcast. Attendance is free and all are welcome, but please book a place by emailing us at

Michael Wood, who is currently Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester, has been responsible for a number of the most celebrated historical documentary series in recent decades, including In Search of the Trojan War (1985), In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great (1997), The Story of India (2007), and most recently, The Story of China (2016).

Prof Wood will be speaking about Gandhara and his experiences of travelling and filming in the region over thirty years (including film clips). His title will be announced in due course.