MP Valerie Vaz supports campaign

MP Valerie Vaz has sent the following message in support of the campaign:

“As an alumnus I am dismayed by this proposed closure. The high standard of Classics and Philosophy scholarship at Royal Holloway and Bedford contributes greatly to the reputation of the college and the department’s closure would be a tragedy not only for the students, teachers and researchers in the department but for the institution as a whole.

“Latin is now on offer at more state schools than independent, fee paying schools, and the Government has shown its support for the promotion of these subjects by including Latin and Greek in the English Baccalaureate. Future generations should not be denied the opportunity to study Classics at an advanced level at an excellent institution such as Royal Holloway and Bedford College.”

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