There are 2 Latin Groups

Latin 1

Group Co-ordinator: Ros Woodcock – 07773 272 748 –

Venue: Room 4 upstairs at the Baptist Church on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 3 pm.

Although we are not brilliant Latin Scholars we profit from our informal sessions, learn something every week and enjoy the friendships we have developed. We were once ‘Beginners’ but have now advanced towards the end of Book 3 of the Cambridge Latin Course. If anyone is interested in the Group why not come along to a ’taster session?

The Latin Group follows the Cambridge Latin Course. We are into Book Three at the moment, which participants will need to purchase. (A good second hand copy is usually available from Amazon for about £5, and any book shop will get it for you) . We also use the plentiful supply of classical Latin texts available with their excellent English translations to broaden our knowledge of the Roman era. We also study the grammar and set ourselves ‘homework’ – which we mark ourselves. (What’s not to like in that?)

Each member runs a session using the book and teacher’s book as a guide and from time to time we watch videos, play interactive games on the Cambridge website or listen to spoken Latin. It is really interesting how we all have a different approach to the sessions and consequently bring in our different interests in the Roman world and Latin.

We also enjoy ‘field activities’ in which we might visit local Roman sites to read inscriptions on the buildings etc – great fun!

If interested, please contact Ros Woodcock 07773272748 or email

Latin 2

Group Co-ordinator: Alex Reeve –  01799 522 818 –

Venue: Mondays 11.00am  to 12.30pm in co-ordinator’s house in Saffron Walden.

The group will be intermediate Latin one week and Classics the next.