So I am actually here at The British School at Rome, and what a place. We had a guided tour this morning around the building.
The library is quite amazing and also somehow intimidating, thinking of all the serious scholars who have used it. The library staff added up to at least 8, in fact we have lots of people here to help us. Cooking, cleaning, getting permission to access buildings and museums, technicians, admin and lots of academics all keen to make our stay a valuable experience. I do feel very lucky.
We, the new scholars give our talks over the next two nights, I am up tonight and looking forward to finding out more of my fellow fellows.