Dr Tosca A.C. Lynch

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If you have landed on this page, chances are that you know a bit about me already! But if not, here is a Very Short summary of  my professional journey to date.

After gaining a BMus in Classical Piano, a BA and an MPhil in Ancient Philosophy in Italy, I earned my PhD in Classics at the University of St Andrews under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Halliwell. From 2013 to 2015 I worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, and I have joined Jesus College, Oxford, as a Junior Research Fellow in Classics in October 2016, and the Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford, 
where I've subsequently been a  Research Associate (2019–22). In 2019–20, I have also worked as a Visiting Professor at the University of Verona, and in 2022 I have been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Since 2007, I have taught in a variety of English-medium settings in the UK, Austria and Italy, and have delivered over 30 research talks at international universities and research institutions in the UK, Europe, Brazil and Japan.

Since 2011, I have also created several international networks and organised over 10 collaborative events, shaping innovative educational programmes and interdisciplinary projects that make ancient cultures come alive for contemporary audiences. T
his website showcases a few aspects of these projects.

I have plenty of experience in making complex things happen and telling engaging stories in the process, harnessing the power of technology whenever appropriate. I am also a passionate advocate for intelligent innovation in education and bold, ethically grounded thought leadership.


In this connection, I am interested in developing a new cultural approach centred on Critical Thinking, empowering young citizens as well as adults to use their voices, hearts and minds fully to effect social and cultural change.