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If I ruled the world: Susan Greenfield

Re-introduce Classics

By Susan Greenfield   December 2016

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If I ruled the world, I would re-introduce the Classics into all schools. I get very angry when people label Greek and Latin as elitist, or dismiss them as simply dead languages. It’s my firm belief that everyone would benefit from studying them, irrespective of the path they choose in life afterwards.

Unfortunately, nowadays Classics is a minority subject taught mainly in independent schools. It has also been eclipsed, mistakenly I think, by science subjects—as though we had to choose.…

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