Classics graduate heading to Oxford

Wednesday, 26 February 2003

University of Adelaide Classic Studies graduate Ms Meaghan McEvoy is Oxford University-bound after winning a John Crampton Travelling Fellowship.

The 21-year-old product of Loreto College, who received first class honours in Classical Studies last year, has been accepted for postgraduate study in Classics at Oxford University. She leaves for Oxford in September and will start with an M.Phil with the intention of upgrading it to a D. Phil. in subsequent years.

"I applied in July last year and was ecstatic when I heard the news a few days ago," she said. "This is a wonderful opportunity and I am looking forward to studying at Oxford."

She said she has a passion for the Classics and would like to teach the subject at an Australian university on completion of her studies. Ms McEvoy has a particular interest in late antiquity and Byzantium.

Background on John Crampton travelling fellowship

The purpose of the fellowship is to enable students of Architecture, Engineering, Fine Arts and/or Classical Antiquity to undertake study overseas in Italy, Germany, Spain or Greece or any other country considered appropriate for the purposes of undertaking research towards a Masters degree or doctorate.

The scholarship provides payment of the university fees and a living allowance for a period of up to two years for a Masters degree and three years for a doctorate. The value of the awards is varied depending on the country of study.


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