Meet the Executive



The 2023 CAHS Executive Team is dedicated to creating exciting and engaging social and academic opportunities for students and enthusiasts of Classics and Ancient History at UQ.


President – Sebastian Harris

unnamedSebastian is a second-year BA student, studying Ancient History and Archaeology, planning to complete a PhD. After watching Horrible Histories, reading Rick Riordan and playing Assassin’s Creed, he came to love history. His interest was cemented when he travelled to Italy, Greece, and Israel with his family in 2018, and saw the ancient world. Sebastian’s interests lie in ancient numismatics (namely Greek, Roman and Judaean), ancient historiography, the Peloponnesian War, and material culture, though he is happy to talk about anything! He has experience working at the QLD Museum on 3+ projects (including a major one on the coin collection), so feel free to strike up a conversation!


Secretary – Zoë Brown

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Zoë is a third-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Secondary Education student, majoring in Ancient History/History and Psychology. Zoë’s favourite ancient society is Ancient Greece and loves learning about ancient peoples, their culture and way of life. After university, Zoë is hoping to study the effects that major historical events have on the way that Australians participate in religious communities. Zoë is participating in the 2023 Ancient Greece: Sights and Museums Study Tour with Victoria (VP Ancient History) and is super excited to bring you along and showcase the wonder of the Ancient World. She is super excited to meet present and future members of CAHS and is excited about the year to come!


Treasurer – Georgia Lyell

GWhatsApp Image 2023-01-02 at 8.14.30 PMeorgia is a third year student undertaking a Bachelor of Advanced Humanities with an extended major in Ancient History. She is also studying Latin and wants to continue learning Italian in the future as well, along with pursing further study. Her main interests are with Imperial Rome and the border topics of gender and sexuality and historiography (both ancient and modern). She has loved ancient history since she was a kid, travel and amazing ancient history teachers only made that grow and its been great to further that passion at UQ. Georgia hopes to have a great year on the CAHS executive and looks forward to meeting you all.


Vice President of Ancient History – Victoria Lawson

WhatsApp Image 2023-01-02 at 8.14.36 PMVictoria is a third-year Bachelor of Arts student, majoring in Ancient History and Philosophy. She began her love for ancient history in high school and has continued this into further study. Victoria has a specific interest in individuals, culture and society in both the Roman and Greek world, as well as the intersection of philosophy and ancient history with ancient philosophers offering an alternative tradition to some modern philosophy. Victoria is also participating in the 2023 Greece Study Tour, along with Zoë (the Secretary). Victoria also has dyslexia so please forgive and ignore any spelling or grammar mistakes in her correspondence. She is excited to begin her role as VP of Ancient History and is happy to chat about the ancient world, philosophy or anything else. 


Vice President of Classical Languages – Callum Johnston

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For those less familiar with Latin, Callum is a BAdvHum and DipLang student in his third year. His foremost interest is late mediaeval and early modern history with a particular fascination with the Islamic powers. In terms of ancient history, he is happy to chat with you about any of it and is most interested in the Late Roman Republic and the Latin writers. Callum highly encourages you to undertake the study of classical languages and recommends the Conversational Latin program as a fantastic extension activity. 


Social Media Manger – Molly Hester

WhatsApp Image 2023-02-06 at 00.56.06Molly is doing her Honours in Ancient History this year after having just completed her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Ancient History and a minor in History and English Literature. She has a particular interest in ancient witchcraft and Imperial Rome which she will continue to explore by focusing her research on the use of dogs in ancient Rome for her honours thesis. Molly’s love of ancient history began in high school after reading the Percy Jackson Series and only continued to grow from there. She is more than happy to chat about anything ancient history and offer suggestions on which courses she would recommend for your undergraduate degree if you are struggling to decide. Molly is thrilled to be joining the CAHS team and can’t wait to keep both present and future members informed about all the exciting things planned for this year!


We look forward to meeting everyone in 2023!