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Will Griffiths

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rwg1000@cam.ac.uk

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(+44) (0)1223 767 758

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Will Griffiths is Director of the University of Cambridge School Classics Project (CSCP), a not-for-profit research and development organisation the pedagogy of which, as evidenced in the Cambridge Latin Course (CLC), is followed by over 250,000 students at any one time. The CLC has to date sold approx. 4,000,000 copies world-wide and the CSCP website, www.CambridgeSCP.com, receives over 100,000 visitors each week.

Will's twenty years' experience in Classics education spans the school, community and university sectors, including eight years as Head of Department in a non-selective state secondary school , teaching undergraduates at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Classics and training educators in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and the US.

In 2000, Will joined the Cambridge Schools Classics Project as lead e-tutor of the Cambridge Online Latin Project (COLP). He became Director of COLP in 2001 and Director of CSCP in 2003, seeing a £5M government funded key stage 3 Latin initiative to completion in 2005. Under Will's direction, CSCP has subsequently increased the number of schools offering Latin from 600 to over 1,100, with growth achieved almost exclusively in the non-selective state sector. The Project has changed the educational landscape for Classics to such an extent that for the first time in a generation more comprehensive schools in England offer Latin than grammar and independent schools combined. To further increase access to Classics, the Project has developed distance learning courses which use a variety of digital communication media and video conferencing to support over 500 students. It works with a national awarding body to create and support a new suite of national Latin qualifications and provides support to specialist teachers of other subjects wishing to develop Latin teaching skills.

Will has advised schools, local authorities, OfQual, QCA and the UK Department for Education on Classics education policy and practice and worked with educators in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and the US to develop Classics education in schools.

In 2012 Will was awarded the UK Classical Association's prize for services to Classics.


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Publications

The Cambridge School Classics Project (CSCP) recognises that all of its publications are the outcome of research and development work involving a large number of individuals and colleagues in a range of fields. As a result, Project staff do not typically claim individual credit for publications. While Will has been Director, the CSCP team has authored the following publications:

CSCP (2003-2011) CambridgeSCP.com. [Online]. (URL: http://www.CambridgeSCP.com). Cambridge: University of Cambridge School Classics Project.

Cambridge Latin Course Book I Audio CD set. (2010). [CD]. Cambridge: University of Cambridge School Classics Project

Cambridge Latin Course Book II Audio CD set. (2010). [CD]. Cambridge: University of Cambridge School Classics Project

Cambridge Latin Course Book III Audio CD set. (2010). [CD]. Cambridge: University of Cambridge School Classics Project

Cambridge Latin Course Book IV Audio CD set. (2010). [CD]. Cambridge: University of Cambridge School Classics Project

Cambridge Latin Course Book V Audio CD set. (2010). [CD]. Cambridge: University of Cambridge School Classics Project

Griffiths, W. (2010) Latin Levels among Non-Specialist Teachers, Journal of Classics Teaching, 20 (Summer): 3-4.

Cambridge Latin Course Unit I E-Learning Resource North American edition. (2009). [DVD-ROM]. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Cambridge Latin Course Unit II E-Learning Resource North American edition. (2009). [DVD-ROM]. New York: Cambridge University Press.

CSCP (2008). A Survey of Access to Latin in UK Secondary Schools. Cambridge: University of Cambridge School Classics Project.

CSCP (2008). Return from Troy: The Story of Odysseus Teacher's Guide. Cambridge: University of Cambridge School Classics Project.

Griffiths, W. (2007). Increasing access to Latin in schools, in Lister, B. (Ed.) Meeting the Challenge: European Perspectives on Latin (Cambridge University Press), pp. 71-90.

CSCP (2007). Cambridge Latin Course Book I Student Study Book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

CSCP (2007). Cambridge Latin Course Book I Student Study Book Answer Key. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

CSCP (2007). Cambridge Latin Course Book II Student Study Book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

CSCP (2007). Cambridge Latin Course Book II Student Study Book Answer Key. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

CSCP (2007). Cambridge Latin Course Book III Student Study Book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

CSCP (2007). Cambridge Latin Course Book III Student Study Book Answer Key. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Return from Troy: The Story of Odysseus. (2006). [CD]. Cambridge: University of Cambridge School Classics Project.

Cambridge Latin Course Book II E-Learning Resource. (2006). [DVD-ROM]. Cambridge: University of Cambridge School Classics Project.

Cambridge Latin Course Book I E-Learning Resource. (2005). [DVD-ROM]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Griffiths, W. (2004) Introducing Latin into Schools, Journal of Classics Teaching, 1 (Spring): 20-22.