How many Telegraph readers studied classics at school? I attended a council-run school and certainly didn’t, but impressively some state secondary pupils in Sheffield do get the chance. At High Storrs, students in Year 8 get the chance to study the Ancient Greeks and Romans, and Latin, before deciding whether to choose it as an A-level. But the programme, while safe this year, is under threat.
While the events of Charlottesville, may seem so distant from us here in South Yorkshire, we for a number of years have been sadly familiar with the faces, sentiments and the intent of hate presenting itself in our region.
There are options on the table and a discussion is under way. Talks around the Library Theatre are of wider interest than might otherwise have been the case, because of its inextricable link with the Central Library.