Forthcoming academic lectures & events

Throughout the Michaelmas and Lent terms the School organises a range of lectures on a diverse range of subjects. Members of the public are welcome to attend and there is no charge for admission.

The lecture timetable for Michaelmas Term 2016 may be downloaded as a pdf file: Lecture Fasti, Michaelmas Term 2016

These lectures are also listed below, together with other academic events on our Calendar.

Tuesday 21 February 2017

  • 19:30
    Careers: "Modern Farming & Food Production, and Agricultural Technology": Anthony Snell, AJ and CI Snell (Science Lecture Theatre)
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Thursday 23 February 2017

  • 19:30
    Bentley Elocution Competition (Maidment Building)
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Friday 24 February 2017

  • 13:05
    Academic Sub-Committee Meeting (M8)
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  • 19:30
    Darwin Society: "What we know about the human brain": Michelle Degli Esposti (O.S.), University of Oxford (Science Lecture Theatre)

    Michelle Degli Esposti (MSH 2008-09) read Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and then worked as an Assistant Psychologist within Guernsey’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and as a Research Assistant for two leading clinically-oriented Research Groups: the Oxford Psychological Medicine Service and the Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma.

    She started her D.Phil in Experimental Psychology in October 2015 on an innovative inter-disciplinary project (combining History and Psychology) investigating Childhood Adversity and Life-time Resilience, supervised by Dr Lucy Bowes and Dr Siân Pooley. The project focuses on better understanding the meaning of historical and current childhood maltreatment, the individual long-term consequences following childhood maltreatment, and different pathways of risk and resilience across the life course.

    This talk takes place in the Ashton Theatre and is open to members of the public. There is no charge for admission.

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Sunday 26 February 2017

  • 11:00
    Art: Life Drawing for Fifth Form (ends 3pm) (Art School)
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Monday 27 February 2017

  • 19:30
    Art Society: 'Love and Marriage in the Renaissance': Nick Ross, Art History Abroad (Art School)

    Nicholas Ross is Director of Art History Abroad. He has taught in Italy for over 30 years and has published books on Canaletto, Miro and an artistic guide to Florence. His love of Italy is infectious.

    His lecture is entitled 'Love and Marriage in the Renaissance'. This is where anthropology meets high art.  It is a lecture that connects something that we know in our own lives to the lives of men and women during the Renaissance. It is food for thought for a general audience and full of detail for the student of Art History.  

    The lecture takes place in the Art School and is open to members of the public. There is no charge for admission.

    Please email Amanda Barrow at alb@shrewsbury.org.uk if you are interested in attending.

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Tuesday 28 February 2017

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    Bank of England Target 2.0 Challenge Semi-Final (Economics team dep. 9.00am)
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  • 19:00
    Chemistry: Sixth Form RSC Lecture Series at Birmingham University: "Chemical Engineering and the Elements" (depart 5pm, return 10.30pm)
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  • 19:30
    Careers: "Journalism and Broadcasting" Jay Rayner, Journalist, Restaurant Critic, Novelist, TV & Radio Presenter (Science Lecture Theatre)
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Wednesday 1 March 2017

  • 19:30
    Classical Society: 'Children in the Ancient World': Dr Emma Griffiths, University of Manchester (Moser Library)

    Dr Emma Griffiths specialises in ancient drama (especially Greek Tragedy), the reception of ancient drama, and Greek literature, along with ancient gender. This lecture should appeal to all pupils – not least to compare their lives with those of the Greek and Roman worlds.

    The vast majority of ancient literature concerns the great and the good; emperors, generals, the women behind the throne, heroes and villains. But what of their offspring? What does the ancient world say about children? Were they seen and really not heard?

    This talk takes place in the Ashton Theatre and is open to members of the public. There is no charge for admission.

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  • 19:30
    Shropshire Branch of the Geographical Association: 'Past Eruptions and Future Risks - should we be concerned about Iceland's Volcanoes?': Professor Fiona Tweed, Stafford University (Hodgson Hall)

    Professor Tweed’s research interests are glacial and hazard geomorphology, natural hazards, risk governance, vulnerability and resilience, glacier outburst floods, glacier surges and sediment transfer, Loch Lomond Stadial ice-dammed lakes and deglaciation in Scotland, and Environmental reconstruction in Scotland and Iceland.

    She is no stranger to the Shropshire Geological Association, who are delighted to be able to invite her back to talk about Iceland’s volcanoes, in her accurate and highly entertaining way.

    This talk takes place in the Haining Auditorium in Hodgson Hall and is open to members of the public. There is no charge for admission.

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Friday 3 March 2017

  • 9:00
    Fifth Form: British Physics Olympiad Challenge (ends 10.30am) (Physics Faculty)
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Monday 6 March 2017

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    English Study Day for Upper Sixth: "F Scott Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby": Birmingham (depart 9am)
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Tuesday 7 March 2017

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    Shrewsbury Academic Forum meeting for Prep School Senior Deputy Heads (Quod and Hodgson Hall)
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  • 17:00
    Chemistry: "WMCTC Chemistry Quiz: The Finals": Lower School Competition at Birmingham University (depart 5pm)
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Thursday 9 March 2017

  • 9:00
    Lower Sixth: British Physics Olympiad AS Challenge (during lessons) (Physics Faculty)
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  • 18:00
    Careers: Oxbridge Evening (Alington Hall)
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Friday 10 March 2017

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    Prep School Art and Design Workshop
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  • 13:05
    Academic Sub-Committee Meeting (M8)
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  • 19:30
    Bastille Society: 'The Terror and the French Revolution': Professor William Doyle, Bristol University (Hodgson Hall)

    Professor Doyle is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Bristol. He has written extensively on French and European History from the 17th to mid-19th Centuries.

    He will chart the violence and chaos of Revolutionary France with particular emphasis on that grisly period known to historians as ‘The Terror'.

    This talk takes place in the Haining Auditorium in Hodgson Hall and is open to members of the public. There is no charge for admission.

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  • 19:30
    Philosophy and Theology: "Persuasion: a persuading God, persuasive arguments and self-persuasion": Dr John Frye (Ashton Theatre)
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Tuesday 14 March 2017

  • 15:00
    Social Studies: Lower Sixth Course to Shrewsbury House: 'Geography and Business in Liverpool' (depart 3pm, return Thursday 16th March at 8pm)
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  • 19:30
    Medical Society: "Problem Based Learning": Dr Warren Perks, Keele University (Biology Lab A)
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  • 19:30
    Careers: "Financial Services Careers" Anne Chisholm, Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (Science Lecture Theatre)
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Wednesday 15 March 2017

  • 19:30
    Philosophy and Theology Lecture: 'Can you believe it?': Dr Gavin Hyman, University of Lancaster (Science Lecture Theatre)

    Dr Gavin Hyman is currently Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at the University of Lancaster. He is a specialist in continental philosophy and religious thought, and has published widely in this area. Beyond the department, he is also the University Public Orator and has been a Visiting Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford.

    In his talk, referencing a few of the themes in his book, ‘A Short History of Atheism,’ he will be looking at some of the challenges to religious belief, both contemporary and historical.

    This talk takes place in the Haining Auditorium in Hodgson Hall and is open to members of the public. There is no charge for admission.

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Thursday 16 March 2017

  • 17:30
    Biology: Royal Society of Biology Challenge (Third and Fourth Form) (Darwin Building)
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  • 19:30
    Persuasion: "Dog-whistles and Figleaves: Linguistic techniques of political manipulation": Prof. Jennifer Saul, University of Sheffield (Hodgson Hall)

    Professor Saul’s primary interests are in Philosophy of Language and in Feminism. She published ‘Lying, Misleading and What is Said: An Exploration in Philosophy of Language and in Ethics’ (Oxford University Press 2012).

    She is Director of the Society for Women in Philosophy UK and Co-Chair of the British Philosophical Association's Women in Philosophy Committee.  She is also on the Editorial Board for Symposia in Gender, Race, and Philosophy, and on the Analysis Committee. She is honoured to have received the 2011 Distinguished Woman Philosopher Award in Washington, DC. 

    Professor Saul is currently working on racist manipulation in political speech, which will be linked to her talk.

    Her talk takes place in the Haining Auditorium in Hodgson Hall and is open to members of the public. There is no charge for admission.

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Sunday 19 March 2017

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    Art: Lower Sixth History of Art Trip to Oxford (depart Alington Hall 8.30am, return 6pm)
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  • 11:00
    Art: GCSE Examination Preparation Trip (depart 11am, return 4.30pm)
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Monday 20 March 2017

  • 19:30
    Art Society: Stephen Cox (sculptor) and Edward Parry (architect) in Conversation (Ashton Theatre)

    On a corner on Duke of York Street in London, a huge sculpted figure emerges from an office building’s grey basalt. The work, Relief: Figure Emerging to E.L. (2014-15), was made by sculptor Stephen Cox, and the building – 8 St James’s Square – was designed by Eric Parry (OS). 

    This combination is their latest collaboration in a relationship that goes back more than 20 years. “Most architects are interested in art,” explains Cox, “but they wouldn’t want to integrate it in their buildings. Eric has the confidence and imagination to incorporate others’ art into his work.”

    The evening will take the form of a dialogue between Sculptor and Architect, as they explore the relationship between these sister arts.

    It takes place in the Art School and is open to members of the public. There is no charge for admission.

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Wednesday 22 March 2017

  • 12:35
    Careers: Lower Sixth Talk "Have a Gap Year": Mrs Nightingale (Ashton Theatre)
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Friday 24 March 2017

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    French: Sixth Form Study Visit to Bordeaux (depart Alington Hall 7.45am, return Friday 31st March at 4pm)
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  • 13:05
    Academic Sub-Committee Meeting (M8)
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  • 14:00
    Careers: ISCO Gap Year Fair (Quod)
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Saturday 25 March 2017

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    History: GCSE Holocaust Study Trip to Krakow and Auschwitz (return Monday 27th March)
    1
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    Spanish: Study Visit to La Coruna, Spain (return Friday 31st March)
    1