1901 - ?

The British School at Rome was founded in 1901 as a School of Archaeology, the School was extended by Royal Charter in 1912 to serve as a centre for research into the humanities and the practice of fine art and architecture. Sited on the Via Antonio Gramsci, it is housed in a building designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, which includes studios, workshops, bedrooms, and a library. The building copied stone-for-stone from the west front of St Paul's cathedral for the British Pavilion at the International Exhibition held in Rome in 1911 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unification of Italy. A total of five scholarships, one each in architecture, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and classical studies, are awarded annually. These are held for up to three academic years, during which time the students live and work at the School in Rome. In addition, there are other bursaries and grants administered through the School, including the Abbey Major and Abbey Minor Scholarships.