Jo Hobbs

Chief Executive

Jo studied Latin and Classical Civilisation at school and gained a GSCE in both and an A-Level in Classical Civilisation, along with a starring role as Eurydice in the school production of Antigone. Having access to this kind of education gave her a solid grounding to go on to study theology, including learning biblical Hebrew, as well as a life-long interest in all things classical history. Her career to date has been in the voluntary youth sector, enabling children and young people to fulfil their potential and championing young people's rights to have access to the services they need and deserve. With almost twenty years' experience as a senior manager and CEO in the charity sector, Jo is delighted to be joining Classics for All as the Chief Executive.

Contact Jo at [email protected]

Anna Bell

Grants, Networks and Training Coordinator

Anna was born in Greece, and grew up with Classics all around.  She studied Greek and Latin at UCL and did a Classics PGCE at Cambridge. She taught for 11 years in state secondary schools, including being a Head of Department.  In 2017, Anna became the London and SE Network Coordinator for Classics for All.  More recently, she also worked as a CfA trainer and created resources to support the teaching of Minimus.  Anna is excited to be taking on this new role, and using her experiences to support and advise others.  

Contact Anna at [email protected]

Nikita Salt

Fundraising and Communications Officer

Nikita graduated with a masters in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic from the University of Cambridge, during which she studied history, literature, archaeology, and several dead languages. Having loved studying the myths and legends of the British Isles and Scandinavia at university, she is very passionate about introducing great ancient stories to everyone. She never got the chance to study classics during her own comprehensive school education and is thrilled to be involved in an organisation changing that for future students.

Contact Nikita by email at [email protected] 

Cristina Chui

Operations Officer

Cristina first encountered Classics at school where she was fortunate to be able to study Greek, Latin and Ancient History. She then went on to gain a degree in Classics from the University of Oxford, during which she also set up Cristina’s Classics Corner to share her passion for the subject. After graduating, she worked in in a variety of roles before joining Classics for All as Fundraising Assistant.

Contact Cristina by email at [email protected] 

Kelsi Russell


Kelsi first discovered her love for the ancient world when visiting local museums with her family as a child. She was fortunate enough to maintain this passion and pursue it at university when studying Classics at Warwick and Egyptology at Cambridge. During this time, she created a series of social media channels titled Bitesized Ancient History with the aim of making Ancient History more accessible and engaging to wider audiences. Since completing her masters, she has also worked as an independent Latin teacher and researcher, in addition to her full-time role at the Natural History Museum.

Contact Kelsi by email at [email protected]