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Steven Hunt


Associate Teaching Professor

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(+44) 01223 767645


  • BA (London)
  • PGCE (London)

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

Editor The Journal of Classics Teaching (JCT) 2012-present

Member of the Classical Association Teaching Board Steering Group

Member of the Classics for All Steering Group

Association for Latin Teaching (ArLT): President 2016-19

Roman Society: Chair of Schools' Committee 1998-2012

London Association of Classical Teachers Original Records (LACTORs): Treasurer since 1996.

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After completing his PGCE Steve taught Classics for twenty years in comprehensive schools in Greater and Inner London and in rural Hertfordshire. Specialising in Latin, he also taught Ancient Greek, Classical Civilisation and Ancient History from GCSE to A-level. For eight years he was a mentor for the PGCE in Classics at Cambridge, and he became the course leader in 2008.

Steve has a particular interest in the teaching of Latin language and the ways in which pupils can access and develop their understanding of the Roman world through exposure to original source material. He is also interested in the design and use of materials for teaching and learning Classical Civilisation courses.  He considers it essential as a teacher trainee in Classics to remain in contact with practising Classics teachers and is always interested in seeing new practices throughout the UK. He maintains website designed to support Classics teachers. Steve contributes to CPD events at international and national level, and has undertaken consultancy work for such organisations as QCDA, OCR, WJEC-Eduqas, IB, the Cambridge Schools' Classics Project, Hands-Up Education, ACL, Euroclassica, Clenardus and Classics for All.

Current research interests focus on the development of classics provision in state-maintained schools in the UK, especially in communities where classical subjects have been uncommon; and the development of more inclusive pedagogies for classical languages in schools.

  • Classics Education
  • Pedagogy, language, Arts and Culture

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Chief Interests

  • Making Classical languages teaching and learning inclusive.
  • Teacher training in Classics.

Current Research Project(s)

  • Communicative approaches to the teaching of Latin and Ancient Greek.
  • Non-specialist Latin teachers. Challenges, demands and practices.
  • Teaching Classics in schools and colleges worldwide - research project culminating in a book 2024.

Prospective PhD Applications

Steve is not accepting applications from potential research students.

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Course Involvement

Secondary PGCE in Classics Education

Chair of Section 1 examining

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Recent Publications


Hunt, S. and Bulwer, J. (forthcoming 2024). Classics in Schools Worldwide: an international survey. (London, Bloomsbury).

Hunt, S. (2023). Starting to Teach Latin. 2nd edition. (London, Bloomsbury).

Hunt, S. (2022). Teaching Latin; contexts, theories and practices. (London, Bloomsbury)

Lloyd, M. and Hunt, S. (2021). Communicative Approaches to Teaching Classical Languages. (London, Bloomsbury). Includes: Hunt, S. Active Latin Teaching for the Inclusive Classroom (pp. 55-65). 

Natoli, B. and Hunt, S. (2019). Teaching Classics with Technology. (London, Bloomsbury Academic). Includes: Hunt, S. (2019). On stage and screen: ‘Big Book’ Latin and dialogic teaching (pp. 193-206).

Holmes-Henderson, A., Hunt, S. and Musie, M. (2018). Forward with Classics. (London, Bloomsbury Academic). Includes: Hunt, S. Classics and the social justice agenda of the Coalition Government 2010-2015 (pp. 9-26); Hunt, S. Latin is Not Dead: Communicative Approaches to Teaching Latin in the US (pp. 89-108).

Hunt, S. (2016). Starting to Teach Latin. (London, Bloomsbury Academic). (Second edition forthcoming 2023).


Hunt, S. (forthcoming). CA / CFA National Survey of Classics Teaching in the UK.

Hunt, S. (2023). Why Speaking Latin is Good for You. ad familiares.

Hunt, S. (2023). Initial Teacher Education for Classics. England 2023. The current position. CUCD Bulletin, 52.

Hunt, S. (2023). Latin and Greek in English Primary Schools - seedlings of a classical education. Journal of Classics Teaching, 48.

Hunt, S. (2022). Mind the Classics Gap. CUCD Bulletin, 51.

Hunt, S. (2022). The Latin Excellence Programme (England, 2021). The story so far. The Classical Outlook, 97, 2, 66-73.

Hunt, S. (2022).Novellas and Free Voluntary Reading. An Overview and Some Starting Points for Future Practice. Journal of Classics Teaching, 46, 176-183.

Hunt, S. (2021). Why Speak Ancient Greek? Argo, 14.

Hunt, S. (2021). Where have all the exams gone? Classics Matters. Classics for All, April 2021.

Hunt, S. and Holmes-Henderson, A. (2021). Classics Poverty. Access, attainment, progression. CUCD 50.

Hunt, S. (2020). Sight Unseen. Visible and Invisible Teachers in the time of Covid-19. Teaching Classical Languages, 11, 2, 33-66.

Hunt, S. (2020). The Challenge of Off-Timetable Classics. Non-Specialists Talk. Journal of Classics Teaching, 42.

Hunt, S. et al. (2020). Trainee Teachers Telling Tales. Journal of Classics Teaching, 41. 

Hunt, S. (2020). My Double Life. Classics Matters, Classics for All. April.

Hunt, S. (2020). Classics Teaching in the Time of Coronavirus. ad familiares, April.

Hunt, S. (2020). School Qualifications in Classical Subjects in the UK. Council of University Classics Departments Bulletin, 49.

Hunt, S., Lloyd, M., Letchford, C, Manning, L. and Plummer, R. (2018). The Virtue of variety: Opening Doors to Wider Pedagogical Practices in UK Schools and Universities. Journal of Classics Teaching, 38.

Hunt, S. (2018). Getting Classics into Schools: Three case studies. Journal of Classics Teaching, 37.

Hunt, S. (2016). Teaching sensitive issues in the classics classroom. Journal of Classics Teaching, 34.

Hunt, S. (2015). Back to School. On the battle to get Ancient Greek into UK comprehensives. Argo, 2.

Hunt, S. (2015) Classics for All. A guide for setting up Classical subjects in primary and secondary schools (London, Classics for All).

Hunt, S. (2014). Digital Instructional Technology in the Classics Classroom. Plaything or catalyst for pedagogical development? Journal of Classics Teaching, 29.

Hunt, S. (2013). Fifty Years of Classical Civilisation. JACT Fifty Years Anniversary Issue.

Hunt, S. (2013). The Development of Teaching and Learning through the use of ICT in the Classics Classroom. Journal of Classics Teaching, 28

Hunt, S. (2013). The Impact of the Higher Fees Regime on Applicants for Teacher Training in Classics. CUCD, 2013.

Hunt, S. (2013). Classical Civilisation: the Last 50 Years. JACT Commemorative Volume.

Scott, L and Hunt, S. (2013). Navigating Nero: Teaching Tacitus Annals Set Texts. Journal of Classics Teaching, 27, pp.70-74.

Hunt, S. (2013). Pompeii at the British Museum: Linking the Exhibition with Teaching Practice. Journal of Classics Teaching, 27, pp.44-52.

Hunt, S. (2013). An Interview with Professor Mary Beard. Journal of Classics Teaching, 27, pp. 53-55.

Hunt, S. (2013). Classics teacher vacancies 2011-12: Shortfall in Qualified Teachers Continues to Make Recruitment Difficult. Journal of Classics Teaching Bulletin 2, 2, pp1-4.

Hunt, S. (2012). An investigation into the supply of Classics teachers in the secondary schools scetor through the Graduate Teacher programme (GTP) 2011-12. Journal of Classics Teaching, 26, pp9-16.

Downes, C., McDonnell, C. and Hunt, S. (2012). All can, most can, some can. Some practical ideas for using differentiation strategies in the Classics classroom. Journal of Classics Teaching, 26, pp25-26.

Hunt, S. (2012). Classics teacher vacancies 2010-11: not meeting the demand. Journal of Classics Teaching, 25, pp2-6.

Hunt, S. (2012). Government inconsistency over teacher training in Classics. Journal of Classics Teaching Bulletin, 2, 1, pp1-2.

Hunt, S. (2011). Training Classics teachers. Journal of Classics Teaching, 24, pp2-3.

Hunt, S. and Foster, F. (2011). Teacher perceptions of the new Latin examinations of 2010. Journal of Classics Teaching, 23, pp23-24.

Khan-Evans, A., and Hunt, S. (2010). (R)evolution in Classics. Journal of Classics Teaching, 20, pp4-7.

Hunt, S. (2009). Differentiation and Classics, Journal of Classics Teaching, 17, pp3-4.

Hunt, S. (2008) 'ICT and the Teaching of Latin Literature' in (ed.) B. Lister, Meeting the
Challenge: International Perspectives on the Teaching of Latin, CUP, Cambridge.

Invited lectures, seminars and workshops

Steve has received invitations to speak at many events by Classics organisations both in the UK and abroad. Please see for further details.