Dr Christine Spillane

Part-time tutor in Classics

Christine graduated from the University of Reading where she undertook research into imagery in Virgil’s Aeneid. Her doctoral thesis with the Open University examined Late Antique and Mediaeval illuminated manuscripts of the Aeneid. She is an experienced teacher of both secondary school students and adults. She seeks to inspire her students with a similar enthusiasm for the Classical world as she holds herself, not least by encouraging her students to look at artefacts in museums and by organising visits to the Classical world.

Courses Taught


  • PhD, Open University
  • M.Phil, University of Reading
  • BA, University of Reading

Associations and memberships

The Joint Association of Classical Teachers

The Virgil Society

The Classical Association

The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

The British School at Rome

The Ramblers' Association

Cyclists Touring Club

English Heritage

The Art Fund

The Royal Horticultural Society