Department of Greek & Latin


Keeling Lectures and Colloquia

Together with the UCL Philosophy department, and through the generosity of a private donor, the Department organises a series of Keeling Memorial Colloquia on the relation between modern and ancient philosophy. Further information on previous colloquia can be found at the Keeling Centre webpage.

Keeling Lectures

Each year an internationally distinguished scholar of Greek philosophy is invited by the Keeling Centre to give a lecture on any topic of their choice in Greek philosophy from Thales to Plotinus. The event, organised by the Philosophy Department in conjunction with the Department of Greek and Latin at UCL, also sees the Keeling Lecturer run a graduate masterclass on a topic related to the lecture.  

2022/2023 S.V. Keeling Memorial Lecture

‘Ethics and and Politics of Plato's "Noble Lie"’ will be given  by Prof. Rachel Barney (University of Toronto) on Tuesday 15th November, 5-7pm, Senate Room, Senate House, Malet Street,London, WC1E 7HU. 
It will be followed by a drinks reception.  All welcome but we ask that people please register via Eventbrite.  

2023/24 Keeling Lecture

The 2023/24 Keeling Lecture will be given by Prof. Verity Harte (Yale University).  Most of the Keeling Memorial Lectures have been published. The most recent volume of lectures was published in Themes in Plato, Hellenistic Philosophy, edited by Fiona Leigh (Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplements, 2021). Previous volumes are Modern Thinkers and Ancient Thinkers, edited by R. W. Sharples (London: UCL Press, 1993), and Perspectives on Greek Philosophy, edited by R. W. Sharples (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003).

For a list of all previous lectures see the Keeling Centre webpage and for the volumes see the list of publications