Message from Jimmy Mulville, Chair of Classics for All

I am writing to let you know that Hilary Hodgson recently informed the Trustees that, for health and family reasons, she will be standing down as Chief Executive of Classics for All in December, bringing a close to her long professional association with the charity.

Hilary has been involved with Classics for All almost from its earliest days, initially as a consultant, then as our Programme Director and, since 2022, as our Chief Executive.  She has been the driving force behind the development of our schools and training programmes and our regional network strategy.  Without her energy, passion and commitment, Classics for All would not have been able to make the difference it has in helping to revive the teaching of classical subjects in the state school sector across the UK.

Hilary is leaving Classics for All in great state, with vibrant programmes at both primary and secondary school levels, robust finances and a brilliant team of people.  Our former Executive Director, Jules Mann, has kindly agreed to cover as Interim Director while the Board recruits a permanent successor.

Please join me in thanking Hilary for her enormous contribution to Classics for All.  We will miss her, wish her all the very best for the future and look forward to seeing her at future events.