About

Staff and Advisers

Jules Mann - Executive Director

Jules Mann has been with Classics for All since April 2013. She sees Classics for All as an opportunity to re-engage with her lifelong love of learning, and is passionate about the idea of helping young people gain access to the rewarding world of classics. Previously director of the Poetry Society (2003- 2008) and a former trustee of the Poetry Archive (2003-2009), she started her career in the wine business in San Francisco, followed by freelance fundraising and marketing for wineries, cultural organisations and jazz musicians.

If you would like to discuss ways in which you can support Classics for All, or for more information about our work, please contact Jules on 07809 256839 or send an email to jules@classicsforall.org.uk

Hilary Hodgson - Grants and Programme Director

Hilary was formerly Director of Education at the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, one of the largest charitable trusts in the country, and has a background in arts and education funding and strategy.

She was a founder trustee of Teach First, is a school governor, former director of Ormiston Trust, and now works as an arts and education consultant.

If you would like to discuss a grant from Classics for All, or would like to offer resources to help support our work, please contact Hilary on 07557 648150 or send an email to hilary@classicsforall.org.uk

James Murray - Grants Adviser

James works part-time at Ormiston Trust, and has previously worked as a management consultant in the private, public and voluntary sectors, helping organisations to grow sustainably over the medium to long term.

Peter Jones - Adviser

Dr Peter Jones MBE, a co-founder of Classics for All, has been a driving force and advocate for the teaching of Classics in state schools for more than four decades. He has published widely on ancient language, culture and history, has for 27 years written a weekly ‘Ancient and Modern’ column (now in The Spectator) reflecting on how the ancient world might ‘talk’ to the modern, and is an adviser for the BBC History Magazine.

He was director of the project that produced the Reading Greek series, for which he was appointed MBE. His ‘Learn Latin’ and ‘Learn Ancient Greek’ columns from The Daily Telegraph are best-selling books.

For pupils of classical civilisation and ancient history,  he has revised E.V. Rieu’s translations of Homer for Penguin, written commentaries on the Iliadand Odyssey in translation, and eight books for the general public on ancient culture and civilisation. His ninth (November) will be a Christmassy volume entitled Memento Mori: What the Romans can tell us about Old Age and Death.

His views on the importance of classical civilisation can be found on this site at https://classicsforall.org.uk/about/dr-peter-jones-classics/

Moa Taylor Hodin - Administrator

Moa studied Classical Archaeology and Classical Civilisation at UCL. During her degree, she volunteered at the British Museum, the Museum of London and with Classics for All.

She now spends four days a week as the Classics for All administrator and the remaining day supervising the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre at the British Museum.