That a resource such as the Hobson Foundation's Naxos Study Centre be
accessible to all, regardless of background, is more critical than ever as we
increasingly focus on the importance of education in shaping the future of
our civilization. Our Five Year Access Plan will address a particular social
injustice by enabling teachers and students from the state/maintained sector
of education to benefit from a visit to the Naxos Study Centre.
The Hobson Foundation intends to raise € 500,000 which will be entirely
used to fund study courses for teachers and students of Classical subjects
from UK state/maintained schools and colleges.*
€ 16,000 provides transport from England, transport in Naxos, board and
lodging at the Naxos Study Centre, tuition costs and facilities for 10 students
and 2 teachers over ten days.
The Hobson Foundation Study Centre will initially be resourced to
accommodate six groups a year. In order to make full grants, where
necessary, to teachers and their groups the Foundation must be able to
access up to € 96,000 a year.
€80,000 funds one group for each of the five years.
A donation of any part of this or more will be appreciated.
With your help the Hobson Foundation can offer the considerable benefits
of study abroad programmes in Classical Civilization to teachers and
students from the state/maintained sector who have previously been denied
such an opportunity due to lack of money or resources.
In classical times Euergesia was the providing of personal resources for the
public benefit of one's community; it was considered commendable and
afforded prestige. Please consider becoming a Euergetes of the Hobson
Your donation will enable us:
- To fund with immediate effect study courses in Naxos for the five years
- To develop communication networks with schools and related
institutions so that we are able to reach as wide an audience as possible.
All Euergetai will receive an annual report on the Foundation's activities
and progress. Your name will be listed on the Foundation's website and in
material printed and circulated during the period of the Five Year Access
The names of Euergetai who contribute € 16,000 or over will be
inscribed on Naxian marble in the grounds of the Naxos Study Centre in
perpetuity. You will also receive a letter and report from a group whose
visit to the Study Centre has been enabled by your donation.