Martin Hammond has been a Governor since 2008. He was educated at Rossall Junior School, Winchester College, and Balliol College, Oxford. He is married with two children and four grandchildren, and has lived in Suffolk since his retirement in 2005.
Almost all of his working life has been spent in independent schools. His first appointment was at St Paul’s School; he then lived for 18 months in Greece, first in Crete then on the island of Spetsai, where he taught English at the Anargyrios School. On his return he took up a post at Harrow School, and in 1974 was appointed Head of Classics at Eton College, and subsequently Master in College. In 1984 he became Headmaster of the City of London School, and thereafter was Headmaster of Tonbridge School until his retirement.
His main interests are classical music and translation of Greek literature. He has published translations of the Iliad (Penguin, 1987), the Odyssey (Duckworth, 2000), the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (Penguin, 2006), and Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War (Oxford World’s Classics, 2009). He is currently working on a translation of Arrian’s Life of Alexander the Great, also for Oxford.
He is the organist of his local parish church (not an arduous responsibility), and is also on the governing body of a local Church of England Primary School.