Ursula Westwood (South Africa)

Life After Ertegun House

I have since started work on a DPhil in Ancient History, with the support of a Clarendon and Littman Trust Graduate Scholarship at Wolfson College, but I have gratefully remained part of the Ertegun community in Oxford. My doctoral work is on the first books of Josephus’ monumental Jewish Antiquities, specifically on his depiction of Moses as lawgiver, comparing this with broader Greek and Roman ideas about how communities and social practices are shaped.

I will always be deeply grateful to the generosity of Mica Ertegun, who created this singular scholarly community. There is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world, and it has been, and will continue to be an enormous privilege to be a part of something so special.