The Network Coordinators

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Anna Bell

London and SE Network Coordinator

I studied Greek and Latin at UCL, and did a Classics PGCE at Cambridge. I taught for 11 years in state secondary schools, including being Head of Department and getting a department going from scratch.  While on maternity leave in 2017 I got a phone call from Classics for All to be the London and SE Network Coordinator and leapt at the opportunity to work for the charity.  I have recently started delivering Minimus, Maximum Classics and Mega Greek training, both in person and online.  I was born in Athens, Greece, and grew up with Classics all around me, through a mother who is a retired Classics teacher and a former archaeologist, and an uncle who is a top archaeologist in his field.  My husband and 4 year old son have both developed an interest in Classics, and my son loves the Greek Myths as told by his grandmother over the dinner table, and he is already showing an interest in word roots, a particular fascination of mine!

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Linda Soames

Oxford, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Network Coordinator

I read Classics and Archaeology at Bristol and did a Classics PGCE at Cambridge. I taught Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation for 25 years across the age range - Yrs 5-13.  I was former President of ArLT (The Association for Latin Teaching).  Outside of classroom teaching I worked as a Charity Organiser for 3 years.  I became a trainer for Classics for All in 2016 and the Network Coordinator for the new Oxford, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Network in Autumn 2018. I am married to a fellow Classicist and have 2 sons and a grandson.  I love travelling, especially to the Mediterranean (Greece in particular) and am trying to learn modern Greek in my spare time!