Professorial Lecture explores the relevance of Hellenistic poetry and art, particularly in the light of the bicentenary.


Professor Mirjam Plantinga will deliver the next professorial lecture ‘Collaboration, Community, Identity and Engagement from Hellenistic Poetry and Art to the Bicentenary,’ on Wednesday, April 27th at 4pm.

Mirjam Plantinga

The event is part of a series of monthly lectures to be delivered by the University’s academic staff who have received professorial titles.

During this lecture, Professor Plantinga will explore the relevance of Hellenistic poetry and art for us now, focusing on key themes such as collaboration, community, identity, and engagement – themes that are particularly apt to reflect upon during bicentenary celebrations.

Ahead of the lecture, Professor Mirjam Plantinga, commented:

“I feel really honoured to give this lecture and to be awarded a professorship by the university.  I am looking forward to sharing this lecture with family, friends, and colleagues.”

Professor Mirjam Plantinga graduated with a Classics degree from the University of Amsterdam, before completing her PhD in Greek at the University of St Andrews. After graduating, Professor Plantinga became a Lecturer in Classics at Durham. She has worked at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David since 2000, first as a lecturer in Classics, and then as the Head of the department. She became the  Dean of the Faculty of Humanities in 2010, and has been Associate Pro ViceChancellor for Student Experience in 2015, and then Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Academic Experience since 2019.

Professor Medwin Hughes, DL, Vice-Chancellor said:

 “I am pleased to invite Professor Plantinga to deliver her professorial lecture and congratulate her on achieving the title.  Our professorial lecture series showcases the breadth and quality of the research being carried out at UWTSD. It allows our professors an opportunity to share their research with a broad audience, including members of the public, in the presence of family, invited friends and colleagues.”   

The lecture will be held on Wednesday, 27 April 4pm, at Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, Carmarthen and online via Microsoft Teams.

This is a free event but guests are asked to book in advance by emailing: 

You will also be able to join online via Microsoft Teams

Further Information

Lowri Thomas, Principal Communications and PR Officer

07449 998476