by Ben Alsop
October 1, 2015 – The British Museum Numismatic Summer School drew to a close on July 24, 2015, after another successful fortnight of seminars, handling sessions and trips. Now in its sixth year the summer school welcomed twenty students from a range of different universities to the Department of Coins and Medals at the BM.
The school was once again divided into two separate weeks, the first concentrating on classical numismatics and the second focusing on medieval. The students were provided with accommodation and travel bursaries thanks to support from the Robinson Trust and Royal Numismatic Society (RNS). Speakers came from a host of different institutions and trips were organized to Museum of London Archaeology and the Tower of London.
The Department of Coins and Medals would like to thank The Robinson Trust and RNS, all the students who attended, as well as the speakers who generously gave their time and expertise to ensure another successful year of numismatic study!
This article appeared for the first time in issue 65, 2015, of the Money & Medals Newsletter.
Here you find the website of the Royal Numismatic Society.
For a look at the timetable of the 2015 BM Summer School, please click here…
Here is more information about the Summer School, especially whom to contact in order to apply.
And information on the Department of Coins and Medals at the BM is available here.