Professor Geoffrey Waywell

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Geoffrey Waywell


We are sad to announce the death on 16th February of Professor Geoffrey Waywell, Director of the ICS between 1997 and 2004, and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute.

Geoff Waywell’s interests ranged widely across Classical Archaeology, from the sculptures of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus to the excavations of Sparta which he directed with J.J.Wilkes for the British School at Athens though the 1980s. He also played a key role in documenting collections of classical sculpture in some of the great stately homes of England. During more than thirty years at Kings College London, from which he retired as Professor of Classical Archaeology, he taught and mentored generations of students and colleagues. Many contributed to a volume of essays which was edited in his honour by Fiona MacFarlane and Catherine Morgan and published in 2010 as BICS supplement 104 Exploring Ancient Sculpture. He gave generously of his time and energy to the ICS, and is remembered with great affection by staff and former visiting scholars.

Professor Waywell died after a short illness and following a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Professor Greg Woolf
Director, Institute of Classical Studies