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Encounters Lent term 2022

We are pleased to announce another term packed full of diverse, exciting, and thought-provoking talks from a range of inspiring speakers. Pupils from all year groups are welcome to attend what is sure to be another fantastic term of events.

Please note that our visit from Professor Peter Varnish OW has changed to Friday, 11 March. Please see the booklet below for full details.

The Lent term 2022 programme at a glance (full details can be found in the booklet attached at the bottom of the page):

  • Simon Weston CBE - An Encounter with the Falklands War: 40 Years On
  • Stephen Sidaway - An Encounter with the Atlantic
  • THIS WEEK: Sir Anthony Seldon - An Encounter with 53 Men and Two Women - Three Hundred Years of Prime Ministers [Watch live online from 4.15pm on Friday, 28 January]
  • Owen James OW - An Encounter with Afghanistan - "The war in Afghanistan: a platoon commander's perspective"
  • Janine Webber - An Encounter with Suffering, Endurance and Evil
  • Luke Hanrahan OW - An Encounter with the Media and Journalism
  • Professor Peter Varnish OBE, OW - An Encounter with Scientific Brilliance
  • David Blunkett - An Encounter with an Incredible Life Story

Unless otherwise stated, no tickets are required and pupils and parents are all welcome.

Updated Monday, 24 January: We would ask that a face mask is worn (unless exempt) for the duration of in-person events and a negative Lateral Flow Test result is obtained on the day of the event for all adult guests. We thank you in advance for your understanding as to why these measures are necessary at this time.

We will continue to update this webpage with the latest information and any changes to the programme of events, including venues alterations and COVID-19 guidance.