Iris Classics Centre

The Iris Classics Centre at Cheney is a vibrant Classics learning venue for people of all ages to attend events, workshops, lessons, and exhibitions!

Literacy through Latin

We are the first organisation to run a scheme delivering Latin as part of the national literacy curriculum, and to focus especially on schools in deprived urban regions.


As a charity run by volunteers and without core funding, we rely entirely on donations and grants to sustain our work. We welcome any support to help us deliver our projects in schools and communities.

Rumble Museum

The Iris Project runs the Rumble Museum at Cheney School. This museum, is unique in embedding collections across the school and using these to enrich learning in all subject areas.


We believe that wherever possible teaching materials should be freely available to use and share, and as such, we make all our resources available on our website for anyone to use in lessons, clubs or elsewhere.

Ancient Theatre

So many elements of theatre today have been informed by the theatre of the ancient world, and exploring the roots of drama is a revealing and extraordinary process of historical, cultural and literary discovery.

In association with:


Latin in the Park in Wales

The Department of History and Classics (College of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University),
The South West Wales Classical Association
the Iris Project
the very first
In Wales!

Beginner and Advanced Latin courses are being taught by Swansea University students in Singleton Park every Saturday in June and July.

The beginner course caters for people who have never done Latin before. The focus will be on learning the basic grammatical principles and reading some nice and easy texts adapted from Roman authors.

The advanced course caters for people who have some knowledge of Latin, e.g. who studied it in school or some time in the past. In
this course, passages from two unadapted texts will be read and discussed.  In the first four classes, a Latin prose text will read, in the following five classes, a poetry text, though this can be adapted to the wishes of the group.

For more information, including details of how to apply for a place on the courses and here to meet, please see this flyer


The Iris Project
24 Green Ridges

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