Dr Peter Swallow
Alongside his role as Website Manager for the ACE project, Peter teaches at Notting Hill and Ealing High School and is the Tassos and Angele Nomikos Research Associate at Kings College London. He has previously taught at KCL and Goldsmiths, University of London. He recently completed his PhD on the Victorian reception of Ancient Greek Comedy at KCL, under the supervision of Prof. Edith Hall. Peter was fortunate enough to have access to classical subjects throughout secondary school, an opportunity he believes should be extended to everybody.
Marcus was a Public Impact Researcher for the ACE project. They completed their BA and MA at King’s College London focusing on 20th Century receptions of ancient dance and is currently a DPhil candidate at Oxford. Marcus is dedicated to outreach and activism inside and out of the classroom. Their current research examines chorality at the turn of the 21st century by considering the work of dance practitioners, performance artists and activists. With ACE, they travelled across the country attending events with each partner university and collated and analysed the feedback from those events to inform a larger understanding of the impact this project has created.
Bella is a current undergraduate student at Barnard College in New York majoring in Ancient Studies. She is particularly interested in the study of gender and sexuality in the ancient world; having previously studied Latin and Greek at school she has been hugely enjoying the opportunity to broaden her study to include ancient history and culture.
Her other voluntary work includes being a student volunteer for a university conference dedicated to inclusive Classics pedagogy and working with Oxfordshire Kindness Wave and Oxford Mutual Aid. She is very excited to be joining ACE’s mission to make the study of Classical subjects more accessible and inclusive.
Nimi completed her PhD exploring the presence of Classics material in Post-Independence Indian school textbooks. Nimi is dedicated to changing education to accommodate a wider demographic of students who can often be marginalised in main-stream education. As well as working with education charities in Berkshire to help increase inclusivity within schools, Nimi has volunteered with ACE as she believes that classics offers students the opportunity to develop skills in synthesising large quantities of multi-disciplinary data. This is a skill which she thinks is beneficial and unfortunately slowly fading in an education system focused on creating ‘worker bees’.
Kitty Cooke was an Ancient World student at UCL. She attended the state-sector Parrs Wood High School in Manchester and is passionate about expanding the teaching of classics to all. She also volunteers at the British Museum in the department of Coins and Medals.
Dr Caroline Latham
Caroline studied English at Queen Mary College London, taught drama in London state schools for many years, took Classical Civilisation A Level, learned Greek, enrolled at the OU, and eventually got her PhD at King’s College London last year for an excellent doctorate on translations of Greek drama for the professional stage. She is going to help Edith Hall and Arlene Holmes-Henderson write our book by delving into old textbooks and exam papers for all exam boards since Classical Civilisation and Ancient History qualifications were first introduced!
Nik is a DPhil student in Classics at the University of Oxford and currently Hanseatic Scholar at the University of Bonn. He was previously student in the Department of Greek and Latin at UCL. Apart from enjoying all things Classics, Nik is interested in education and how it could be changed to accommodate more varied aspects of Classics for the benefit of students of all ages. Nik has volunteered as both a Teaching and Administrative Assistant for The Latin Programme for the last three years, and is hoping to bring that experience and enthusiasm to his role as a volunteer for ACE.
Frances studied Classics at St Hilda’s College, Oxford from 1970-1974. For over four decades she has enjoyed teaching Latin, Greek, Classical Civilisation and Philosophy at a variety of schools. Currently she is teaching part time at James Allen’s Girls’ School in London, and is a personal tutor for several PGCE trainee Classics teachers at King’s College London. She is also a governor of JACT Ancient History and Classical Civilisation Summer School, and of St Alfege with St Peter Primary School, Greenwich.
‘I can honestly say that a lifetime (nearly!) spent in the embrace of the ancient classical world has been everything I could wish for. I am making it my mission to do all I can to ensure that everyone has the same opportunity.’
Jessica Curry is a keen Classicist and an international debater with an interest in educational equality. Having previously taught at a high school in Vancouver, she is now studying Classics at the University of Oxford.