About

Safari Grey BA (Hons) BA (Hons) Hum PG Cert MA CAA


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is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Homer’s Odyssey at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Dr. Niall Livingstone.  She graduated with a First-class BA (Hons) in Humanities with Classical Studies from the Open University in 2013, and with an Upper Second-class BA (Hons) in Classical Civilisations from the University of Warwick in 2012. Safari has also received a Postgraduate Certificate (Merit) in Cultural Astronomy, specialising in Astral Religion and Cosmology, Magic and Divination in the Classical World. Her areas of specialist interest include; astral theology, Greek & Roman literature, and astronomical architecture.

Since 2012, Saffi has presented a dozen academic papers at various conferences including those hosted by St Andrews, Bath, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, and Edinburgh. She will also be delivering several papers on her PhD research over the next three years. You can keep up to date with these conferences and subsequent publications via the Conferences page, her Academia webpage, or by following Saffi on Twitter

She has also published her Undergraduate Dissertation ‘The Astrotheological Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries, Judaism, and Christianity’. Which is available via Amazon, and Lulu in both paperback, and eBook format. For more information on Safari’s publications see the Publications pages. Saffi also spends  her free time working on her Fantasy series ‘Mazzaroth’ which she hopes to get to publication within the next five years.

You can keep up to date with Safari’s PhD and writers exploits by following her blog.

The 'Sacred Spring' at Vespasian's Camp: Photo courtesy of Amesbury Museum

The ‘Sacred Spring’ at Vespasian’s Camp: Photo courtesy of Amesbury Museum.

Outside of her interests in Astronomy and Astrology in the Ancient World, Safari is also involved with an archaeological dig which has been running at Vespasian’s Camp, next to Stonehenge since 2008. The site, investigated by Dr. David Jacques for the past 15 years, has been dubbed by Current Archaeology magazine as: ‘the Cradle of Stonehenge’.

You can be kept up to date with the project HERE, or by joining Amesbury Museum on facebook.