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We are saddened to learn of the death of Jill Dalladay, an enthusiastic key contributor to the CSCP. Previous Director Pat Story shares the following tribute to a dear friend:

Jill was one of the first teachers to use the experimental materials of the CLC in a Cambridge state school. Visitors and students who saw her teach came away inspired by the experience: her lessons were full of interesting activities integrating the language with its social context, but also providing solid consolidation. Later she played a large part in the production of the online materials and took on the daunting task of re-writing the Teacher’s Guides for the 4th edition. Many teachers will be grateful for her practical advice and the numerous ideas and exercises that could have come only from a talented and experienced teacher.

 Jill later became Head Mistress of two state schools and in retirement, in addition to her work for the Project, wrote a novel, The Abbess of Whitby. She had a strong social conscience and ran a Credit Union among other voluntary activities. Her husband, Roger, a fellow classicist and picture editor of the CLC, supported her in a long illness, to which she finally succumbed on November 16, a few days after her 80th birthday.

 Jill was a very remarkable person, gifted, positive and selfless, to whom the Project owes an enormous debt.

 

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Jill (left) at the official launch of the CLC digital resources, British Museum, 2004, with Robin Griffin, Pat Story, and Jill's husband Roger Dalladay.