Andrew Kern, President of the CiRCE Institute in America, will be touring Australia for the very first time at the end of May and early June. Andrew will be giving public talks, offering professional development opportunities to teachers and sharing his passion and work in classical education. ACES is very proud to be part of this unprecedented event. Andrew will visit Toowoomba, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. If any person wants further information or wishes to help in any way please email Mr John Smyth. His email is

The time has come Australia…… YOU ARE ALL INVITED! Classical education is growing in Australia.

Andrew Kern

Kenneth 'Difff' Crowther

(General Committee Member)

Kenneth 'Difff' Crowther is a consultant working in education and operational strategy. He worked in secondary education for thirteen years, teaching Literature, Philosophy and Media, and holding positions including Head of Secondary and Head of Liberal Arts Implementation. He now splits his time between working with schools focussed on classical liberal education, and being the Head of Operations at Why Bravo, a technology start-up company. He holds two masters degrees and is currently a PhD student with a research interest in Early Modern literature and culture. He lives on a small off-grid farm with his wife and four young daughters. In whatever time he has left he hosts three podcasts: Educating Humans, about classical education; The Pursuit of Love, a business, psychology and philosophy podcast with the founders of Why Bravo; and Chiron, a podcast about the history of ideas and how they’ve shaped our world today.