Professor Geoffrey E. Rickman began his distinguished career whilst living at The British School at Rome as a Fellow in 1957. He remained devoted to the BSR, returning frequently as a scholar, and was elected Chairman of the BSR Council from 1997 to 2002, during which time he played an invaluable role in securing the vision of the BSR’s future.
The G.E. Rickman Memorial Fund was established in 2010 to honour this extraordinary man. The Fund supports scholars and lectures in Professor Rickman’s own field of the archaeology and history of the Roman Mediterranean.
We are delighted to welcome as our speaker for this year’s G.E. Rickman Lecture Professor David Abulafia FBA (University of Cambridge) who was previously Rome Scholar in Medieval and Italian Studies at the BSR. In 2013, Professor Abulafia was an inaugural winner of the British Academy Medal for his publication The Great Sea (2011). His lecture at the BSR, ‘Thalassocracy: Sea Power in the Mediterranean and Beyond’ will take place on Wednesday 5 February 2014 at 18.00.
If you are interested in making a contribution to the Rickman Fund, please download and complete this form, making sure to tick the box designating your Annual Fund gift to the Rickman Memorial Fund.