Dr Tosca A.C. Lynch
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. This 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.