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Well, Boris Johnson is sometimes a bit of a clown, but I can’t criticise this initiative. I do think that Classics is worth paying for, though. The biggest pity is the damage that his Tory cohort in Westminster are doing to the British educational system . . .

London Mayor launches ‘Love Latin’ scheme:

A new army of volunteers is going into schools around the capital providing opportunities for young Londoners to learn Latin, many for the first time, and aimed at increasing interest in the Classics. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has joined forces with educational charity The Iris Project to develop a new ‘Love Latin’ scheme as part of Team London, the Mayor’s ambitious programme to recruit 60,000 volunteers by Spring 2012.

(Via Iris Online)