Lord Stevenson of Coddenham CBE

‘Studying classics involves a broad sweep of European history and society for the last two millennia. By the age of 21 I had an idea of philosophy, history, literature and the vagaries of human existence that I would have been unlikely to have achieved in any other subject.

And, of course, the infuriating discipline of dealing with the Latin language has helped with the near impossible task of training my mind!’