Mayor of London ‘Latin in Schools’ programme

Mayor of London ‘Latin in Schools’ programme
In 2012, Boris Johnson launched a ‘Love Latin – Latin in Schools’ programme in conjunction with the Iris Project to re-introduce latin to state primary schools across London. I participated in the project, and went to talk to students at Dormer Well’s High School. See a video of my talk and discussion of the Mayoral initiative below.

I also regularly give school talks across the country. See discussion and pictures of past talks. See also the the Times Online.

Reviews of past school talks:

“Michael Scott’s talk was engaging, interesting and provocative. It was thoroughly enjoyed by the children who clearly enjoyed learning from such an authority on Roman culture.”

“The children’s endless questions, ready participation and vociferous applause showed that Michael’s talk was a perfect introduction to the wonders of the Ancient World” Jonathan Goddard, Teacher, The Latin Programme via facilis.

“I thought it was an outstanding talk by an engaging speaker. He covered a broad scope of material without overloading the audience. He set art and arch in its wider context, which is exactly what I wanted. There are so many ‘items’ to cover in the course that we teachers (especially classics teachers!) get bogged down in the details. I myself learned new things from it, so it was not just the students who benefited.”

“I thought it was an outstanding talk by an engaging speaker. He covered a broad scope of material without overloading the audience. He set art and arch in its wider context, which is exactly what I wanted. There are so many ‘items’ to cover in the course that we teachers (especially classics teachers!) get bogged down in the details. I myself learned new things from it, so it was not just the students who benefited.”

“In lessons I find myself now referring continually back to points Dr Scott made. It really has been hugely valuable. So many thanks to him.”

“I have caught up and watched Delphi. I thought it magnificent…terrific views, beautifully crafted, topical, and presented with a fine mix of awe and excitement from an erudite base. Lots of small things I had not thought about for ages, which of course will now come out in teaching Hippolytus and Oedipus not to mention the Greek set texts. The whole view and the way Michael presents questions, demands thought, I thought were so good…I think your Michael Scott should be the voice and face of classics for the next 10 years at least.”

See a video of my talk, and discussion of the Mayoral Initiative here:

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