Joyce Reynolds lecture recording available to view

Dr Susan Walker FSA, Fellow of Wolfson College Oxford and Honorary Curator at the Ashmolean Museum, gave a fascinating talk recently at Newnham on her time in Libya with Joyce Reynolds. Susan’s lecture was in memory of our eminent Classicist and Honorary Fellow, who died in September.

“It was lovely to welcome over 100 friends, family, former colleagues and students of Joyce and to share memories over tea,” said the Principal, Alison Rose.

In her talk, Dr Walker focussed on the five years during which she worked with Joyce in Cyrene, eastern Libya.

“Though it seems but a passing moment even within Joyce’s sixty years of engagement with Libya, the memories of our visits to the extraordinary site of Cyrene remain vivid,” she says. “They reflect Joyce’s scholarship, her passion for teaching, her warm friendships with Libyan, Italian, French, American and British colleagues, and her profound commitment to understanding not only ancient Cyrenaica but also the political and social realities of modern Libya.”

The lecture is now available to watch and listen to here on our YouTube channel, while the slides can be viewed here: With Joyce Reynolds In Libya, 1988 1993.