Caroline K. Mackenzie
Classics Tutor, Writer, Lecturer and former Lawyer
Caroline’s love of Classics started at school in London where an enthusiastic Latin teacher inspired her from an early age and encouraged Caroline also to learn Ancient Greek in her spare time. After A’ Levels in Latin, Greek and French, Caroline studied Classics at Pembroke College, Cambridge.
After graduating with a 2:1, Caroline undertook a law conversion course at The College of Law, York. She was sponsored by a London law firm and achieved distinction at law school before completing her professional training in Lincoln’s Inn. For over a decade, she practised Private Client law and developed particular expertise in Trusts for the Disabled, with her work acknowledged by the Senior Master of the Queen’s Bench Division as ‘a milestone in this area of law’.
During Caroline’s time as a partner in a specialist London firm, she was the partner responsible for the training of the junior solicitors; this led her to becoming a law lecturer at BPP University, Holborn. Caroline’s enjoyment of teaching and her longstanding commitment to Classics were combined in her next role as Head of Classics at a school in Sevenoaks. During this time, she offered optional Greek lessons in small groups at the end of the school day, reminiscent of Caroline’s own experiences as a pupil.
Since 2013, Caroline has dedicated her time to private tutoring, writing, research and lecturing. In 2018 she completed a Master of Arts with distinction in Classical Art and Archaeology at King's College, London.
In 2019, Caroline set up her Classics Club with a series of lectures on Art and Archaeology. Classics Club has now expanded to include weekly study groups, trips to museums, exhibitions, public lectures and theatre trips.
Caroline is the author of three books: Culture and Society at Lullingstone Roman Villa (Archaeopress, 2019), A Latin Lexicon: an Illustrated Compendium of Latin words and English Derivatives (Archaeopress, 2020), and Pocket GCSE Latin Etymological Lexicon (Bloomsbury Academic, 2022).
Caroline also plays the piano (Grade 8) and is fortunate to have been taught by London concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith.
Thank you ever so much for writing our play. It was wonderful! My part was a slave who served dormice, and when I served them everyone squealed yuck!
Year 4 pupil, London.