As an undergraduate Guy Dickins gave up his intention of entering the Indian Civil Service in order to devote himself to the study of Classical Archaeology, an allegiance from which he never swerved. In 1904 he went as Craven Fellow to the British School of Athens and for five years lived mostly in Greece, studying and exploring. In 1909 he returned to Oxford as a Fellow of St.John's College and Lecturer in Ancient History. In 1914 he was appointed University Lecturer in Classical Archaeology; but before he could take up the duties of the post the great call came and he obeyed it at once. A most efficient and able company commander, he served in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. In July 1916 he died of wounds received in the battle of the Somme. Before the war Dickins had been occupied in tasks of research and in preparation for a teaching career. He had published several papers and a volume of the catalogue of the Acropolis Museum. He had visited most of the museums of Europe and brought back a large collection of photographs which his widow has presented to the Ashmolean Museum.