Richard Gombrich#


Richard Gombrich
Email:richard.gombrich 'at' balliol.ox.ac.uk
Membership Number:756
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:CLASSICS & ORIENTAL STUDIES
Username:rgombrich
Elected:1990
Homepage: http://www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/staff/isa/rgombrich.html



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2008- Founder-President, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies (OCBS)
  • 2003-08 Academic Director of OCBS
  • 2006 Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies, SOAS
  • 1976-2004 Boden Professor of Sanskrit, Oxford University, & Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford
  • 1994-2002 President & Treasurer, Pali Text Society
  • 1981-1994 Honorary Secretary & Treasurer

Fields of Scholarship
  • History of Buddhism
  • Buddhism in Sri Lanka
  • Origins of Buddhism in ancient India
  • Pali language and literature
  • Sanskrit

Honours and Awards
  • 1993 S.C. Chakraborty Medal, Asiatic Society, Calcutta
  • 1994 Sri Lanka Ranjana (National Award)
  • 1996 Hon. D.Ed. De Montfort University
  • 1997 University Medal, Warsaw University
  • 1997 Vacaspati (= Hon D.Litt.), Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati


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