Classics for All has been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017, the UK’s largest match funding campaign.

We will be raising money for our project ‘Londinium Magnificum’ to reach 120 more primary and secondary schools (in London and the south east) over the next two years.

‘Londinium Magnificum’ will:

  • Enhance the subject knowledge of 200 teachers in areas including Roman and Greek history, Latin and Greek;
  • Offer free online support and mentoring to at least 60 schools per year over two years;
  • Develop new resources for schools on subjects including archaeology and Latin

Double your donation! If you would like to support our work, give during the Christmas Challenge when your donation will be doubled and make even more of a difference to Classics for All. Even if you have already donated this year, think about giving just a little more through website, knowing your gift will be matched: give as little as £5 or as much as £5,000. Our goal is to raise £30,000, will be matched with a further £30,000 which will make a huge difference to Classics expansion in London over the next two years.

What to do next?
1. Save the date: Donations to this project will be doubled, for seven days from 12pm on 28th November, #GivingTuesday. Add a reminder to your diary for 12pm on 28th November to visit this page (
2. Noon 28 November (until noon 5 December): Visit this web page, which will redirect you to the Big Give donation area
3. Credit Card payment: Have your credit card details ready when you make your donation.
4. Spread the word: Please pass on this message to anyone who you think might be interested in supporting us and having their donation doubled.

Thank you from the pupils and schools of Londonium Magnificum!

“I did Classics because I was always very fascinated by history and was fond of learning about Ancient Rome as a child. After being given the chance to learn Latin, I immediately signed up as it combined my love of learning, language and history all into one thing.

Learning Latin has taught me to explore why things are the way they are today, in regards to language, culture and architecture, and to always be aware that life as we know it now was largely influenced by those from the ancient world.

I would encourage others to study Latin because it is a great opportunity to learn about ancient life and where modern English was derived from. As well as this, it is an extremely enjoyable and fascinating subject to take part in.”

Kira Copland, former pupil at Kelmscott School (Walthamstow)