All abroad for Classics!
The Hobson Foundation for Classical Studies was founded in November 2000 by Andrew Hobson, Fellow and Lecturer in Classics at Magdalen College, Oxford.
"Over the course of a long career in both secondary and higher education, I have
been driven by the belief that a great educator is not simply a superb classroom
teacher, but is equally committed to the intellectual and personal development of
I passionately believe in the importance of Classics as a subject which lies at the
very heart of our culture and civilisation. An awareness of Greece and Rome, their
languages, history and culture, can bring students to a heightened awareness of
their own place in society. In our schools and colleges, however, we see stark
inequalities in the access which students have to the teaching of Classical subjects.
Reading parties and study tours abroad offer real opportunities for the fulfilment
of educational aspirations. At the Hobson Foundation's Study Centre on the Greek
island of Naxos we strive to provide an environment where teachers with an
interest in Classical civilisation can, with our assistance, tailor their own courses to
the needs of their students. The Foundation supports in particular teachers and
mentors of young people who come from backgrounds where the Curriculum does
not support the study of Classics or where there is little money to facilitate extracurricular
If you have benefitted from the conviction, empathy and insight of a great
educator, if you have happy and formative memories of challenges and activities
that took you beyond the boundaries of the classroom, then please support the
work of the Hobson Foundation for Classical Studies. With your help we can
bring aspiration and fulfilment to young people from all backgrounds.
With your help we can welcome