Graduated with first class honours with a dissertation on Ovid's Heroides II. Followed by a PGCE in Latin with Classics at King's College London. Florence has lived and taught in London, Florence and the Amalfi Coast. She spends most of her time researching the transmission of classical ideas in Renaissance Italy, with a particular interest in Gender, Tragedy and Latin memes. 

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Studied Italian and German at Durham University followed by an MA at the University of Nottingham, earning two research awards. For 5+ years she has organised boutique learning experiences abroad and has a passion for languages. She is a qualified CELTA teacher and has lived and studied in Siena, Florence and Seville. Zoe is also the founder of Made in the Med.

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Inspired by Classical Civilisation at A Level, Emily embarked on a degree in Culture antique et 

monde contemporain at La 

Sorbonne, having lived in Paris for 6+ years. She completed part of her studies at the Universita degli Studi di Milano. Emily is particularly interested in the History of Thought, Creativity through the ages and Classical reception. In 2019, she joined us for the first time as an Outreach Leader from her department.   

Classics Abroad 2020 Guest Speakers


Born and raised in Florence, Elisabetta has a background in Classical and Literary studies, with Masters degrees in Classics and Italian Language and Literature. After teaching in these fields, Elisabetta set up her own language school, to share the beauty and culture of the Italian language with visitors to Florence. She is particularly passionate about Catullus and Humanism.


Has a DPhil in classics, which focused on Lucretius and Plato. She is now a freelance writer, specialising in classics, the arts, and education. She also teaches classics and writing courses at City Lit, London.


Has taught an impressive range of classes at DePaul University in Chicago for 15+ years, including World History and Europe (Medieval and Modern). He is about to launch his own summer program for DePaul students called "The Legacy of Rome" - the name of his special opening lecture for Classics Abroad 2019 in Florence. 


Is a new media artist, cultural facilitator and educator who has lived between Italy and the US since 1999. Co-founder and director of Black History Month Florence, which is now 5 years old. His life and work seek to deepen discussions around social-cultural stratification and hierarchical organisation, fostering projects that connect academic discourse, social activism and DIY networking strategies.


Has worked as a Latin teacher and summer tour guide in Italy for 9+ years. She is also the founder of Lupercal, which is dedicated to increasing spoken Latin opportunities for underrepresented genders in Latin. Skye is a linguistic activist who is particularly interested in using spoken Latin as a way to become more fully immersed in women's writing in over 2000 years of Latin literature. 

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