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.

Jeannie Cohen – Adviser

Jeannie’s interest in classics was initiated by the passion of her Latin teacher at school, who offered lunchtime lessons in Greek to anyone who was interested.

Jeannie has taught classics in both the independent and state school systems for many years. She was previously executive secretary to the Joint Association of Classical Teachers and executive secretary of Friends of Classics.

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 28 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 (Bloomsbury).

For pupils of classical civilisation and ancient history,  he has revised E.V. Rieu’s translations of Homer for Penguin, written commentaries on the Iliad and Odyssey in translation, and eight books for the general public on ancient culture and civilisation. His ninth, published in 2018, had the jaunty title 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/

Kiera Greenwood – Administrator

Kiera’s love for the ancient world developed at a young age leading her to read Classical Studies at Royal Holloway University. Her keen interest in Archaeology encouraged Kiera to engage in excavations with the Kent Archaeological Society.  During her degree, she worked for the National Trust as a volunteer on the education and conservation teams. Kiera’s own education in the Classics combined with her voluntary work kindled a passion for the freedom of education in the ancient past.

If you would like more information about our work, or to discuss how you can be involved with Classics for All, please contact Kiera on 07540699355 or at kiera@classicsforall.org.uk

Gussie Ivory-Peters – Programme and Grants Administrator

Gussie read for a Classical Studies BA at the University of Bristol. During her degree, she volunteered with the Bristol Classics Hub supporting the development of classical subjects in schools across the South West. Since graduating, Gussie has worked for a number of not-for-profit organisations, including Cancer Research UK and the P.T.I, an education charity committed to making high quality education available to every child.

Gussie recently completed an MSt in Women’s Studies, focusing on classical myth and feminist thought, at the University of Oxford.

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 Gussie on 07809289016 or send an email to augusta@classicsforall.org.uk

Sacha Glasgow-Smith – Senior Philanthropy Manager

Sacha joined Classics for All in March 2019 and has a background in fundraising for charities including the Royal Opera House, Marie Curie and UNICEF UK. Sacha thoroughly enjoyed learning Latin at school and would like to give more children the opportunity to do so.

Please contact Sacha on 07854 634 861 or sacha@classicsforall.org.uk if you would like more information in supporting Classics for All’s work.