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Looking Ahead
September 2017
Sunday
September 10
Mass Migration in the Early Hellenistic Age
October 2017
Sunday
October 8
Betty Fletcher Memorial Travelling Scholarship Presentation | Preliminary Talk: Rebuilding the Walls of an Ancient Royal City
November 2017
Sunday
November 5
Anatomy of Caesar's Murder

Betty Fletcher Scholarship

The most significant single fund-raising activity of the Friends of Antiquity to date has been its success in raising more than $100,000 to provide the capital to fund a Scholarship in honour and memory of its first Patron, Mrs Betty Fletcher.

Betty Fletcher graduated from the University of Queensland in 1931 with First Class Honours in Classics and the following year gained Honours in Philosophy. She was a generous donor over several years in the 1980s to Classics and Ancient History.

When Betty died in 1990, Friends of Antiquity resolved to honour her memory by raising the capital for and establishing a Travelling Scholarship to enable a meritorious student of Classics and Ancient History to travel for academic purposes to the lands of classical antiquity which had meant so much to her. The scholarship, which was awarded for the first time in 1992, is named the Betty Fletcher Memorial Travelling Scholarship.

The scholarship has been awarded nearly every year since 1992 to a deserving student who has been chosen by a selection committee which consists of the President of the Friends of Antiquity, the Discipline Convenor of Classics and Ancient History and the Head of School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics (or nominee). The successful scholar is required to give a presentation to the Friends of Antiquity after his or her return to Australia on the scholarly benefits achieved from their travel overseas. All the scholars have made excellent use of their award (currently $5,000) and all have benefitted greatly from the experience.

A bronze plaque with a portrait of Betty Fletcher, inscribed:

ΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΚΑΛΟΣ ΦΙΛΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΣ

(Philosophos, Philokalos, Philanthropos) - a Lover of Wisdom, a Lover of Beauty, a Lover of Humanity. This plaque, designed and sculpted by Dr Rhyl and Mr Rob Hinwood, may be seen near the entry to the Antiquities Museum.

Past Recipients of the Betty Fletcher Scholarship

2016Vivien Muller2003Llynneth Crawford
2015Oscar Goldman2002Paula Johnson
2014Johanna Qualmann2001Josephine Brice
2013Eleanor Isdale2000Pamela How
2012Timothy Hamlyn1999Janet Mack
2011Susan Edmondson1998Paul Roche
2010James Donaldson1997Sandra Christou
2009Not awarded in this year1996Shamus Sillar
2008Nicole Barnier1995Cathryn Cogill
2007Jennifer Manley1994Devon Nugent
2006Michael Welch1993Geoff Tully
2005Melissa Cadden1992Allison Bartlett
2004Sally McHugh