Who we are

Dr Florencia Nelli. Director. Language Projects Coordinator


Florencia Nelli graduated with a BA in Spanish Language and Literature and a BA in Classical Languages and Literature (Ancient Greek and Latin) at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. Later she graduated with a Master in Philosophy and a Doctorate in Philosophy at Oxford University. She has taught Spanish, Latin and Greek at primary, secondary and higher education level for many years. As well as linguistics, comparative philology, modern languages and literature, she specializes in ancient languages and ancient writing systems. To see some of her publications, click here. She is also interested in drama, having worked as an actress, assistant director, props assistant and make-up artist for many years at “Taller de Teatro de la UNLP” in La Plata, Argentina.

Samuel Molina. Drama Projects Coordinator

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Samuel was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated as a Special Education Needs Teacher and worked as a SEN Teacher in Argentina for many years, teaching at various SEN Schools and Centers specialized in social and occupational integration of children and adults with Special Educational Needs. He trained and worked as an actor at Taller de Teatro de la UNLP, Argentina, and worked as an assistant director and theatre director. He performed both in Argentina and abroad. He is currently working in Oxford on a one-man show entitled “Tango Poetry”, and on two projects to perform Latin-American short stories for children and adults, both in Spanish language. He is also involved in some projects led by Academia Biosferica de Buenos Aires.

Cecilia Nelli. Art Projects Coordinator (23.08.1978-2.08.2018)


Cecilia Nelli unexpectedly passed away on 2.08.2018. She was living and working in Milan, Italy. Her passion for drawing, painting and the arts in general started when she was a toddler. She graduated from INSA, Instituto Nacional Superior de Artes, General Roca, Argentina, in 2002 with a specialization in Engraving and Painting. She taught Arts at Primary and Secondary schools in Villa Regina, Argentina, and at IFDC, Instituto de Formación Docente Continua, a College for Students reading for Teacher Degrees and Continuing Teacher Education. In 2009 she won a scholarship to engage in a Graduate Course in Painting and Visual Arts at NABA- Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, where she was working on Video Art, photography, painting, sculpture, engraving, animation, analysis and design of audio spaces and public art. She was involved in several group performances and exhibitions in Milan. She was also working at “Fondazione Piero Manzoni”. Cecilia created “El Cuervo Handmade”, beautiful crafts and creations. To see some of her amazing work visit El Cuervo Handmade, or click here.

She will be sorely missed.

Rosie Harlow. Schools Projects Coordinator


Rosie Harlow has worked in education for the past 25 years. For 15 years she ran an environmental education centre in South Oxfordshire. Her passion is communicating her love of the outdoors to the children and young people she works with. She is also a published author of children’s books on nature and the environment. Some of her titles include Nature in Danger, Environment: Saving the Planet, Energy and Power, Garbage and Recycling, and 175 Amazing Nature Experiments. She now divides her time between bringing up her own children and working part time in schools and environmental centres.

María Virginia Fuente. Editor

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María Virginia Fuente is a creative writer who lives and works in La Plata, Argentina. She writes mostly poetry and loves working with words. Virginia graduated with a BA in Spanish Language and Literature at UNLP. She worked for many years teaching and coordinating creative writing workshops. Nowadays she teaches Creative Writing at the School of Journalism, UNLP. She has worked in the Publishing industry for many years as a proofreader and copy editor and privately as a freelancer. Virginia has published her poetry in Otro lugar (La Plata, Edulp, 2006), and also in several collective works and anthologies. To read some of her work click here and here.