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SURREY education chair Dr Andrew Povey has brought a rare glimpse of erudition to the council debating chamber.

Councillors have taken to questioning Dr Povey in Latin - and he has responded in kind.

The cause of this reflowering of a long-dead language is Surrey's initiative to reintroduce Latin into primary schools - using modern technology.

"Cum haec societas bene confirmata sit res technologicae norissimae auxilio maximo omnibus erunt," Dr Povey informed colleagues.

We're impressed - whatever it means.

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