Who We Are

Our Management Team

Filippa Lockwood

Managing Director

Filippa’s love of Classics began when she first read The Roman Mysteries series as a child. Since then, she has been fascinated by how Classics continues to shape our world.  

From 2013 – 2016, Filippa studied BA Classical Literature & English at the University of Leeds. She graduated in 2016 and was awarded The Classical Civilisation Prize.  After graduation, she remained at Leeds to study MRes Classics. Specialising in Classical Reception Theory, Filippa’s research focused on the representation of the Trojan War in French interwar drama.

Following the completion of her MRes, Filippa studied MA English Literature at Leeds.  She received The Leeds Archive Scholarship in 2017 and graduated in 2018.  

In 2019, Filippa completed an internship with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Based in Ypres, Belgium, her work enabled her to meet with visitors from across the world, engaging a wide variety of audiences in the history and legacy of the First World War.

Filippa has volunteered and worked for a number of arts organisations and museums in the north of England, including Leeds City Museum, Imperial War Museum North and The Tetley. Her roles have often focused on education engagement and widening participation programmes.

Filippa joined Academus because she shares the belief that education should be accessible to all. From her own personal experience, she understands the importance of outreach programmes for students passionate about studying Classics. Filippa joined university through a widening participation programme and, having also never studied the subject before, understands the barriers students can face in pursuing an education in the arts. She is proud to work with Academus to help dismantle these barriers and make Classics accessible to all.

Our Academic Team

Harry Derbyshire

1-1 Coach

Harry is currently reading Classics at Trinity College, Cambridge.   She has chosen to focus on Art and Archaeology, Ancient History and Literature, and especially enjoys Ancient Economics, the Pastoral, and textual criticism.   She’s also interested in Late Antiquity, Dress History and Welsh History.   She will also argue about the merits of Nestor to anyone who will listen.  


She’s been passionate about the Ancient World for as long as she can remember (shoutout to Verulamium Roman Museum and Caroline Lawrence’s ‘Roman Mysteries’ series) and hopes to stay studying Classics for as long as it'll have her.  She’s been very fortunate to be able to study Classics for a long time, and to be able to study Classics at Cambridge, but wants to make Classics a more accessible and diverse field (that’s where Academus comes in!).   


Harry has experience tutoring in English and Classics (Greek, Class Civ and Latin), and at school helped to run a Latin Drama Club for Year 7&8s.  She also mentors prospective applicants and new undergraduates via her Instagram microblog.    


Outside of studying, Harry is the Vice-President of Cambridge University Classics Society, Publicity officer for Cambridge University Real Ale Society, and a keen walker.  She also enjoys drama, (badly) playing the piano, and working her way through Terry Pratchett's corpus.

Our Content Team

Anna Henderson

Content Editor

Anna is a finalist studying Ancient History and Classical Archaeology at the University of Warwick. She has a special interest in the Roman and Etruscan periods and the interactions between the two cultures. She also enjoys funerary archaeology!

Anna has attended the undergraduate summer school at the British School at Rome and has created a Latin podcast designed for university students studying Latin for the first time at Warwick. As part of the Undergraduate Research Support Scheme, she travelled to Tarquinia in Italy to study the Greek influences in Etruscan tomb paintings. She has also been on archaeological digs in York and at Hadrian's Wall and hopes to dig in Turkey.

Outside of her classical studies, Anna plays the flute in an orchestra and enjoys reading and cooking.