Marcus Aurelius

Help us to continue championing classics in state schools

We invite you to consider leaving a gift in your will to Classics for All. Gifts in wills can help us plan for the future, develop our regional networks and improve educational opportunities for young people.

To find out more about this generous way of supporting us, please download our legacy booklet or contact Sacha, our Senior Philanthropy Manager, to request a printed version or arrange a confidential conversation. E: sacha@classicsforall.org.uk T: 02078 484 741

Download our legacy booklet

A legacy pledge from you today will sow the seeds for the future and allow even more state school pupils to discover and learn from the ancient world’s languages, history and culture.’ Jules Mann, Executive Director, Classics for All

Gifts in wills are free from Inheritance Tax and there are three types of gift that you can leave: a residual gift (the remainder or a percentage of your estate), a pecuniary gift (cash) or a specific legacy (an item of personal property, such as jewellery or shares). Pledging a legacy gift for the future will enable your commitment to our work for the long-term and we are grateful for legacies of all sizes.

We always recommend using a solicitor to create or amend a will. If you already have one, you can complete a simple codicil form to update it. You can download our form here or contact Sacha to request a paper version. E: sacha@classicsforall.org.uk T: 02078 484 741

Marcus Aurelius Circle

To thank our donors within their lifetime, we invite everyone who has pledged a gift in their will to join the Marcus Aurelius Circle.

'A man doing good does not trumpet his deeds but goes on to repeat them, like a vine bearing grapes season after season.’ Marcus Aurelius, (AD 161-180), Meditations 5

We are delighted to honour our existing members: Nicholas Barber CBE, Marion Gibbs CBE, Matthew Lindsey-Clark, Tessa Smith and those who choose to remain anonymous.

Gifts in memory

Gifts in memory can be a wonderful way to honour a friend or loved one by providing a gift to Classics for All. If you would like to make a gift in memory, please donate online and use the person’s name as a reference, or click here for other ways to donate. Your gift will be gratefully acknowledged.

In 2021, Classics for All received gifts in memory of:

Professor Donald Russell FBA, Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature at St John’s College, Oxford

Adrian J. Spooner 

In 2020, Classics for All received gifts in memory of:

J. T. Christie, Headmaster of Repton and Westminster School and Principal of Jesus College, Oxford

Niall Livingston

Professor Donald Russell FBA, Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature at St John’s College, Oxford

Xanthe Wakefield