Christopher Stray is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Classics, University of Wales Swansea, since 1989. In 1996-8 he was a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, supported by a grant from the Spencer Foundation, Chicago.
His main scholarly interests include history and sociology of classical teaching and scholarship; history of textbooks; slangs, family languages, and idiolects.
Christopher Stray is the author of The Living Word. W.H.D. Rouse and the crisis of Classics in Edwardian England, BCP/Duckworth, 1992; Grinders and grammars: a Victorian controversy. [The Latin Primer controversy in the columns of The Times in 1866. The texts, with introduction and notes.] The Textbook Colloquium, Reading, 1992; Classics Transformed: Schools, Universities and Society in England 1830-1960. OUP, 1998; The Mushri-English Pronouncing Dictionary. A chapter in 19th-century public-school lexicography,Reading, 1996; Winchester Notions: the dialect of Winchester College, edited with an introductory essay, Athlone Press, 1998.
The exhibition gallery and reading room are closed for the month of August while the library's building is under renovation.
Beginnig September 6, 2016 our hours will be
Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.