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Apart from a one-year visiting fellowship, Jasper spent his whole academic life at Balliol. He arrived as an undergraduate in 1956 and rose swiftly to the Tutorial Fellowship in Classics, which he held until his retirement in 2004. He is remembered as a distinguished classicist, an inspirational and beloved tutor, and one of the ‘titans’ of the Balliol Fellowship.
In tribute to Jasper’s extraordinary legacy, the College has established the Jasper Griffin Memorial Fund to support Greek and Latin language teaching at Balliol. If gifts to the Fund reach £1.2million, it will endow a full-time Jasper Griffin Lecturer to:
Please show your support for Classics at Balliol by making a gift to the Jasper Griffin Memorial Fund today. Your gift will help to nurture a new generation of Balliol classicists, in Jasper’s memory.