Latin involves the study of the language, literature and culture of the Roman world.

The Classics involve the oldest subjects on the curriculum of a public school and are unique in the spectrum of experience which they cover. Their components are linguistic, literary, historical, aesthetic and philosophical. The chief skills that the study of Classics offers are those of thought and communication.

It is the aim of the Department to make the study of Latin and Classics available to every student willing and able to benefit from it; to facilitate the highest possible standards of Classical scholarship; and to present to each student a course of study appropriate to his or her aptitudes.

The department’s policy is to combine the best of traditional and modern teaching methods and to appraise current practice continually.