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Can We Preserve Ancient Languages?

Classical Wisdom online seminar (January 11th)

Trends and innovations in UK Classics. Keynote:

Australian Classical Association Conference, Sydney, Australia (February 22nd-24th)


Classical Association Annual Conference, Cambridge: panel convenor for Reading and ICT panels:

Classical Association, Cambridge (April 21st-23rd)

Contextual clues for reading support with intermediate students of Latin:

Institute of the American Classical League, Washington University, St Louis, USA (June 29th-July 1st)

Conference presentations


I have presented papers on issues affecting Classics teaching and learning at conferences internationally. These have included:


Reading Latin - what we do and what we should do



Getting Classics into Schools - a multi-partnered approach

Clenardus Conference, Portugal (June)


Really Reading Latin

American Classical League Institute, Charleston (postponed) (June)

Improving learners' vocabulary through teaching about receptions of mythology

Classical Association Annual Conference, Swansea (postponed) (April)


Museums without worksheets with Benjamin Joffe


University Outreach and Classics - the UK model roundtable

at the ACL in New York


What is the Latin that we teach? Who is it for?

Keynote speech at the Euroclassica Conference, London, August 2018.

Latin is Alive. The need for the inclusion of more communicative approaches in the Latin classroom

Paper presented as part of a panel with Mair Lloyd, Clive Letchford (Warwick) and Laura Manning (Kentucky), along with a demonstration workshop, at the Classical Association Annual Conference, Leicester.


Fantasy, Computer Games and Latin. A teenager on the autistic spectrum talks about his worlds.

Teaching Students with Anxiety Conference, University of London.

The reading method is Comprehensible Input

American Classical League Institute, Grand Rapids.

University Outreach for Classics

Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Kent at Canterbury

Differentiation, inter-cultural awareness and literacy; Latin for all

Classical Association of Australia, Sydney


Gove’s Classicists

Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh


Growing Classics in state schools. Initiatives to increase opportunities for Classics teacher training in response to government policy 2013-4

Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Bristol

Developments in Classical education in the UK, 2010 to the present

Classical Association of South Africa Biennial Conference, Potchefstroom

Organised the Classics in Communities conference, Cambridge


Teaching controversial subjects in the secondary school

Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Nottingham

Digital technology in the Classics classroom

i-Greek and e-Latin Conference for the Open University, London


The North Norfolk Latin Cluster Project: a case study

Classics in Communities Conference, Oxford University

The impact of the higher fees regime on applicants for teacher training in Classics

Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Reading


The experiences of the GTP teacher trainees in Classics

Classical Association Annual Conference, University of Exeter


Rhapsody in Classics: pulling the pieces together

at the Classics in Comprehensives conference, Oxford


Latin & Greek in Primary Schools

University of Ghent, Belgium (December) [Classics at Primary School book launch]

'Reading to learn how to read': some new and not-so-new practices.

Harris Federation ITE Annual Conference (October)

Keynote: Active Latin in the Classroom: 'Ten reasons to try Active Latin.' 

Harrow School, UK  (September)

Big Latin and Little Latin in the UK

Randolph-Macon College, W Virginia, USA (online) (March)

Monsters in the Classroom

International conference on Latin and Greek in Primary Schools (conference organizer) (January)


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