The national charity Classics for All made a grant for a Manchester scheme to introduce Latin in particular and/or Classics more generally to local state primary and secondary schools where there is currently no provision of the subject. Our shared philosophy is that everyone should have the opportunity of learning some Latin; we believe that it is a fun and inspiring activity, one which enhances school provision of language tuition and literacy, and one which above all through language and communication increases and enhances the opportunities available to young people in education and in life.

We offer support, mentoring and training for teachers of other subjects currently in post and university students and sixth-formers with some knowledge of Latin or Classics wishing to gain some teaching experience.

Manchester Classics for All also acts as a local hub, supporting all Classics-related activity in the region.


Project Team:

Jess Coatesworth (Project Coordinator)

Matthew Ingham (Convenor)

David Langslow

John Taylor

Peter Liddel

Ruth Morello


The Manchester Classics for All scheme (MCfA) is run by the Manchester & District branch of the Classical Association in partnership with the Department of Classics & Ancient History and the Outreach & Widening Participation Office in the University of Manchester.