Sunday, November 20, 2011

Daily Telegraph November 17 2011

Andrew Brown (Notebook 15 November) is right that Latin is on the march again. Schools should take notice, since we now know that it delivers serious long-term advantages. YouGov recently carried out a nationwide survey of people who had in the past studied something classical. The purpose was to find out its value in later life - if any. Of those who had studied classics - mostly Latin - up to age 16 and no further, four out of five, young and old alike, indicated that they had found the study beneficial or extremely beneficial, for a wide range of linguistic, literary, historical and cultural reasons.
Jeannie Cohen
Peter Jones

Note: the report on the survey by Colin McDonald, who organised it for us through YouGov, can be found under 'survey' on the home page.

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