The Griffith Institute is the world-famous home for Egyptology at the University of Oxford. In 2014 it celebrates the 75th anniversary of its foundation by the first Professor of Egyptology at Oxford, Francis Llewellyn Griffith, who bequeathed his estate for the creation of ‘a permanent home or institute for the study of the ancient languages and antiquities of the Near East’. The Institute houses the University’s teaching in the subject and also two major international research projects, the Topographical Bibliography and the Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB), together with one of the world’s great Egyptological archives (see and

The Griffith Institute is supported in part by Professor Griffith’s original endowment; however to ensure the continuation and future expansion of its core projects it relies on philanthropy.

The Griffith Institute welcomes support at any level towards its general funds, which can then be applied to its priorities. Such support enables the realisation of projects ranging from upgrading storage for the Tutankhamun archive, and digitizing early excavation records, to undertaking cataloguing and conservation. If you would like to support a particular project, or would like further information on plans to re-establish travel scholarships for young visiting Egyptian scholars (the ‘Gardiner scholarships’), and permanent endowments for key academic positions, please contact the Humanities Development team – see contact section.

Photo of the papers from the Tutankhamun archive, included in the Ashmolean exhibition ‘Discovering Tutankhamun’, 24 July – 2 November 2014 (© Griffith Institute, University of Oxford).