Volunteers make a huge contribution to our work with schools! If you are interested in volunteering with the Latin Programme please let us know whether you are interested in a school placement as a Volunteer Teaching Assistant (Latin required) or whether you would like an office-based role assisting one of our Programme directors or admin staff. In any case, you can apply by emailing us your CV and cover letter to [email protected]Read more

Latin Rocks On

LATIN ROCKS ON is a new book of popular song lyrics translated into the Latin language. It comprises a collection of lyrics spanning the last five decades, and covers the works of a range of different icons, from Bono to Britney, Madonna to Michael Jackson!Read more

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How It Works For Schools

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Rebecca Lawes - Trustee

Rebecca trained and practised as a company law solicitor at Freshfields in London before moving into legal publishing for many years. More recently, she has been involved in the charity/educational sector both as a governor of a secondary school, trustee of a nursery school, trustee of a grant-making foundation and now as a trustee of The Latin Programme.Read more

Philip Moore - Treasurer

Philip has over 20 years experience in business, operations and financial management, and currently works in the not-for profit sector, overseeing the administrative management of the national mental health charity, OCD Action.Read more

Simon Carr - Trustee

Simon has almost 30 years experience teaching Classics at secondary schools in England, 20 of which as Head of Department. He is currently teaching at Sevenoaks School, Kent, having previously taught at Goffs School, Cheshunt, Bath High School and Camden School for Girls. Throughout his career he has sought to promote the teaching of Classics in schools and he has worked with Cambridge University in the training of Classics teachers.Read more

Dr Richard Gilder - Founder and Trustee

Dr. Richard Gilder III received his MA in Classics from the Graduate Center of CUNY and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He has written two innovative Latin textbooks designed for the beginning and intermediate Latin student of any age: Via Facilis: Mastering Latin and Understanding Language and Via Non Difficilior: Deepening Our Mastery of Latin and Understanding of Language.Read more

Alex Gruzenberg - Teacher

Alex is a Modern Languages graduate from the University of Cambridge who joined the Programme as a trainee teacher in 2018 and is currently studying Latin as part of his teacher training with us.Read more

Jamila Zebiri - Teacher

Jamila joined the team as a teacher in January 2018 teaching in a large primary school in Waltham Forest. She has extensive experience delivering workshops around self esteem to young people in Hackney, Haringey, and Camden and is passionate about bringing her wider skills and passions into her teaching. She is also a professional hip hop artist and is studying for a MA in Culture, Diaspora and Ethnicity at Birkbeck, University of London.Read more

Dr Tim Smith-Laing - Teacher

Tim joined the Latin Programme as a teacher at the beginning of 2018 and teaches at two primary schools in Westminster. The rest of the time Tim works as a freelance journalist, critic and researcher working for a variety of well-known publications. He has studied Latin since school and holds a DPhil in early modern mythology from Merton College, Oxford.Read more

Dr Lucia Yandoli - Programme Officer

Lucia handles the day-to-day running of The Latin Programme. Currently she works four days per week alongside teaching the Programme. She is also responsible for developing new creative projects and partnerships, such as the Aeneas Project - a collective film project and reimagining of Virgil's Aeneid that we are running in schools this summer as part of our ten year anniversary celebrations.Read more

Sophie Liggins - Teacher and Data Officer

Sophie teaches the Programme in two primary schools in Westminster and Islington as well as developing the literacy framework that we use to monitor the impact of the programme. Sophie is a Modern Languages graduate and qualified teacher with seven years experience of teaching languages in London schools. She is currently working towards a funded PhD in Applied Linguistics at the University of Essex alongside her teaching.Read more

Jonathan Goddard - Teaching and Learning Director

Jonathan is one of the longest standing members of the Latin Programme team with many years of experience teaching in classrooms across London and shaping the Programme into what it is today. Promoted to Teaching and Learning Director in 2017, Jonathan leads our team of teachers and is responsible for training, mentoring, and developing resources. He has recently developed two interactive textbooks for iPad for use in the classroom and is contributing to creative projects.Read more

Charmian Bedford - Programme Director (Marketing and Strategy)

Charmian works on a part time basis to manage the finances, marketing and strategy at The Latin Programme as well as project managing our termly storytelling events with schools. She has a close relationship with the schools we work with and brings to the Latin Programme her expertise in music as a professional classical singer.Read more

Zanna Wing-Davey - Executive Director

Zanna has been with The Latin Programme from the start and was instrumental in its founding and establishment in London, initially as a dynamic teacher, then as Director of Latin and now as Executive Director.Read more

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