Jack Ashton - Teacher

Jack joined the Latin Programme as a teacher at the end of 2018, and teaches in various schools around the city. Having not encountered Latin formally until his undergraduate degree, he is passionate about making languages (both modern and ancient) accessible to school students from all backgrounds. This enthusiasm for linguistics is something that he brings to his teaching, in order to encourage students to explore London’s amazing linguistic diversity. He also works with several food projects Read more

Alex MacKeith - Teacher

Alex has a BA in Classics and an MPhil in Classical Literature. He specialised in Greek tragedy and poetry of the late Roman Republic. He teaches Latin to Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 in Central and North London, where he goes by the alternate titles ‘Magister’ or ‘Mr Latin.’ He prefers the latter. Read more

CPD Training

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The Aeneas Project

The Aeneas Project is a rap-retelling of Virgil's Aeneid, featuring 300 of our students. Read more


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

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How It Works For Schools

How The Latin Programme Works in Schools Read more

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

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

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

Resources and worksheets

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