CO-ORDINATORS OF THE PROJECT
Mai is the Outreach Officer of the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford. She organises school and college visits to the Faculty in order to raise awareness of what the Oxford Faculty has to offer. The core of the outreach programme is maintaining the vitality of Classics in state and independent education sectors with an emphasis on recruiting students from non-traditional backgrounds. Mai has experience in outreach work with HE institutions and statutory bodies, and has organised and co-ordinated mentoring and literacy programmes, summer schools and employability projects. Mai is also researching the ancient novel for her PhD thesis at Swansea University.
DR LORNA ROBINSON
Lorna is the Director of The Iris Project, a registered Classics education charity that runs projects in several cities, as well as providing guidance internationally for schools. She has years of experience bringing Latin to primary and secondary schools across the country through the Literacy through Latin scheme, a first-of-its-kind scheme delivering Latin as part of the national literacy curriculum, and to focus especially on schools in deprived urban regions. This scheme has recently been awarded the EU Language Label.
After completing his PGCE Steve taught Classics for 20 years in comprehensive schools in Greater and Inner London and in rural Hertfordshire. Specialising in Latin, he also taught Ancient Greek, Classical Civilisation and Ancient History from GCSE to A-level. For eight years he was a mentor for the PGCE in Classics at Cambridge, and he became the course leader in 2008. Steve has a particular interest in the teaching of Latin language and the ways in which pupils can access and develop their understanding of the Roman world through exposure to original source material. He holds a grant from the charity Classics for All to develop CPD resources for non-specialist Latin teachers and is currently writing a book for Bloomsbury Academic provisionally entitled ‘Starting to Teach Latin’.
Website: Along with Aisha Khan-Evans of Kings College London he maintains http://www.classicsteaching.com a teacher training website for Classics, with funding from the DCSF.
MAI MUSIÉ, DR LORNA ROBINSON, & DR EVELIEN BRACKE
Evelien is Language tutor and Employability and Schools Liaison Officer in the Department of History and Classics (Swansea University). She is the co-ordinator for the Iris Literacy through Latin scheme in Wales, and collaborates with Swansea Metropolitan University and local outreach and widening access organisations in designing an innovative MFL-based approach to Latin and Ancient Greek teaching. She does a lot of widening access and employability work relating to Classics.
Emma studied Classical Archaeology and Ancient History as an undergraduate at Wadham College, Oxford and is currently researching the consumption of art in the Roman world for her DPhil thesis. She also teaches Latin and Ancient Greek in the local community. Emma is actively engaged in the Classics outreach programme at the University of Oxford and, coming from the state education sector, knows the importance and value of widening access to the classical world. She is also works part-time for the Classics in Communities project as theproject administrator.
DR. ARLENE HOLMES-HENDERSON
Arlene read Classics at St Hilda’s College, Oxford before starting post-graduate research at Harvard University as the Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York Scholar. She returned to Trinity College, Cambridge where she completed her PGCE (Latin, Classical Greek, Ancient History and Classical Civilisation). Thereafter, she taught Classics in both Scotland and England while studying for her Doctorate in Education at the University of Glasgow. A specialist in Classical and heritage language education, Arlene serves on a number of qualification advisory boards and curriculum design councils and has an extensive list of publications in the areas of language pedagogy and international education.