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 2017 may be downloaded as a pdf file: Lecture Fasti, Michaelmas Term 2017

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

Friday 22 September 2017

  • 13:45
    Careers: "LNAT Workshop and Preparation" The Lawyer Portal (D2)
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Tuesday 26 September 2017

  • 19:30
    Careers: "How to apply to the USA from the Admissions perspective": Conor Fritz, Associate Dean of Admissions, Claremont McKenna College (Science Lecture Theatre)
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Thursday 28 September 2017

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    Biology: Upper Sixth Pre-U Fieldwork Course at Dale Fort, Pembrokeshire (depart 8am Kingsland Hall, return Sunday 1st October at 6pm)
    1
  • 14:00
    Mock Oxbridge Admissions Testing (Alington Hall)
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  • 19:15
    English: Upper Sixth Trip: 'Coriolanus' at Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon (depart Kingsland Hall 4.15pm, return midnight)
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  • 19:30
    Watershed Series: 'Luther's 1517 Watershed... The Monk Who Changed the World' (Hodgson Hall)

    We are delighted to welcome Martin Humphreys back to the History Faculty this term. He is poised to deliver an informative talk on the watershed of 1517; Martin Luther's publication of his 95 Theses - a moment that sent shockwaves through the political, religious and social fabric of the 16th Century world.

    A must for all those with an interest in the connection and relationship between History, Religion, Philosophy and Economics.

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Friday 29 September 2017

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    Geography: Fourth Form IGCSE: Rivers Fieldwork (depart Kingsland Hall 9am, return 5.30pm)
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  • 19:30
    Geographical Association: "Migration and the Media" (Hodgson Hall)

    Rob McNeil is the Head of Media and Communications at the Migration Observatory. He is responsible for public relations strategy, parliamentary and community outreach and the news and commentary work at the Migration Observatory. Rob was part of the team who launched the Migration Observatory in 2011 and, since then, has been working to embed Migration Observatory analysis in public debates. Rob also participates in Oxford University and COMPAS research projects, examining the social environments from which news stories and narratives about migration and migrants emerge; how media debate affects migration policy decisions (and vice versa); and how information gaps affect the way these issues are discussed.

    He lectures on migration and the media for the MSc in Migration Studies. Rob is a former journalist and joined COMPAS in November 2010 after two years as the Media Director for the US environmental organisation Conservation International. Previously he worked as PR manager for Oxfam GB, Senior Press Officer for WWF-UK and as a journalist for a range of publications including the Evening Standard, The Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror, Red, Time Out and BBC Wildlife.

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Saturday 30 September 2017

  • 9:30
    Art: Workshop with Jim Anderson (ends 11.30am) (Art School)
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  • 19:30
    Mr Darwin's Tree by Riding Lights Theatre Company (Ashton Theatre)


    Mr Darwin's Tree

    is a one-man play about Charles Darwin, written by noted playwright and director Murray Watts, and starring leading British film, TV and theatre actor Andrew Harrison.

    Mr Darwin's Tree has been described as “a brilliant, fast-paced and beautifully detailed performance” (Church Times). BroadwayBaby reported that “Mr Darwin’s Tree explores not only science, but religion, the divine intricacies of the soul, and what it is to be human…. A rare treat.”

    Hailed at the Edinburgh Festival as “an elegantly conceived, clever and highly informative performance, overflowing with gentle humour and charm” (Three Weeks), the play explores the life and work of Charles Darwin within the contexts of science, faith and family.

    Andrew Harrison has worked in film, TV, theatre and radio for over 30 years. His theatre credits include Glyn and It with Dame Penelope Keith on national tour, the premier tour of Peter Nichol’s Blue Murder and the West End Production with the late Sir Michael Hordern of Trelawny of the Wells.

    Andrew is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s drama department. His film credits include An Ideal Husband, The Sea Change, A Little Loving and Dorian Gray. For TV: Florence Nightingale, The Life of Pepys, Miss Marple, 2000 Acres of Sky, The Bill, Birds of a Feather, You Rang M’Lord?, Beyond Narnia and Summer in Transylvania.

    Tickets are FREE but must be reserved in advance, either online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or from Juliet Young, email jyoung@shrewsbury.org.uk, tel. 01743 280812.

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Monday 2 October 2017

  • 10:30
    Third Form Lecture with Martin Stewart, visiting author (Ashton Theatre)
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  • 15:00
    Fourth Form Lecture with Martin Stewart, visiting author (Ashton Theatre)
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Tuesday 3 October 2017

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    Geography: Lower Sixth Pre-U Glaciation Fieldwork: North Wales (depart Kingsland Hall 9am, return 6pm)
    1
  • 10:30
    Shrewsbury Academic Forum meeting for Prep School Deputy Heads (Quod and Hodgson Hall)
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  • 19:00
    Chemistry: Lecture at Birmingham University: "Fireworks" (depart 5pm, return 10.30pm)
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  • 19:30
    Careers: "School Leaver Programmes and Apprenticeships": Mrs Dry (Science Lecture Theatre)
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Thursday 5 October 2017

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    Art: Sixth Form Trip to London (National Gallery and Royal Academy) (depart Alington Hall 6am, return 9pm)
    1
  • 19:30
    Academic Extension: "Watersheds: When the Goal Posts Shift": Alastair Hignell CBE

    Alastair Hignell was an England rugby player, professional cricketer, BBC commentator and documentary maker.  He was diagnosed with MS in 1999.

    He went on to receive a CBE for services to sport and to charity and was awarded the BBC Sports Personality’s Helen Rollason Award for courage and achievement in the face of adversity.

    Alastair will reflect on his professional career and the impact of personal challenge in life.

    This talk is open to the public and there is no charge for admission.

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Friday 6 October 2017

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    EPQ: University Library Visit (depart 8.30am, return 4pm)
    1
  • 11:35
    Sidney Society: "How Sound Makes Meaning": Christopher Ellott (Moser Library)
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  • 13:00
    Geography: Upper Sixth Pre-U Residential Fieldtrip to Betws-y-Coed, North Wales (depart Kingsland Hall 1pm, return Sunday 8th October at 7pm)
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  • 19:30
    Darwin Society: "The Antikythera Mechanism: a 2000 year old computer": Dr Maria Pavlidou - POSTPONED
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Saturday 7 October 2017

  • 7:30
    SAT Tests (registration 7.30-8.00am) (Alington Hall)

    SAT Tests Shrewsbury School will be held in the Alington Hall on Saturday 7th October 2017.

    Registration is open from 7.30am until 8.00am only, at which point it will be closed and the Tests will commence.

    The Tests will finish between 1.00pm and 3.00pm.

    Please see our Directions page for details of how to find the School and a site map.

    Note for Test Takers: Please be aware that Alington Hall is a large hall and although it is heated, sometimes students sitting for long periods can find the room to be cool, so please dress appropriately.

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  • 13:30
    Art: Upper Sixth Trip to Frieze Art Fair, London (return Sunday 8th October at 6pm)
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Monday 9 October 2017

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    Careers: Fifth Form Morrisby Interviews with Mrs Dry (end Friday 13 October) (Careers Library)
    1

Saturday 14 October 2017

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    Spanish Exchange Visit to Argentina (returns Thursday 26th October)
    1

Sunday 29 October 2017

  • 18:00
    Presentation to Parents: "The Discomfort Zone": Peter Middleton (Deputy Head Co-Curricular) and Maurice Walters (Deputy Head Academic) (Ashton Theatre)
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Monday 30 October 2017

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    Growth Mindset Week: The Discomfort Zone (see separate notice for details)
    1

Thursday 2 November 2017

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    Oxbridge Admissions Testing (Alington Hall)
    1
  • 19:00
    Art: Upper Sixth Life Drawing Evening (ends 9pm) (Art School)
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Sunday 5 November 2017

  • 12:00
    Art: Fourth Form Trip to Birmingham City Art Gallery (depart Alington Hall 11am, return 4pm)
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Monday 6 November 2017

  • 19:15
    English: Sixth Form Trip: 'Twelfth Night' at Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon (depart Kingsland Hall 4.30pm, return midnight)
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Tuesday 7 November 2017

  • 19:00
    Chemistry: Lecture at Birmingham University: "Watts New with Clean Energy" (depart 5pm, return 10.30pm)
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  • 19:30
    Careers: "A Career in Nursing and Midwifery": Yvonne Flood, Lecturer and Admissions Tutor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University (Science Lecture Theatre)
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Wednesday 8 November 2017

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    Art History: Upper Sixth Study Trip to London (depart 8.30am, return Thursday 9th November at 9pm)
    1
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    Chemistry: Fifth Form Lecture: "Chemistry in Action" at University of Warwick (depart 8am, return 5.00pm)
    1
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    Computing: Fourth Form visit to The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park (depart Kingsland Hall 7.45am, return 5pm)
    1

Thursday 9 November 2017

  • 19:30
    Watersheds Lecture: 'Steps forward for Human Rights': Dr Trevor Trueman, Amnesty International (Hodgson Hall)
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Friday 10 November 2017

  • 19:30
    Drama: A Level Devised Performance (Ashton Theatre)
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Monday 13 November 2017

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    Physics: Sixth Form Lecture "Physics in Action" at Warwick University (depart 8am, return 5pm)
    1

Tuesday 14 November 2017

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    Lower Sixth Progress Tests (Alington Hall) (end Thursday 16th November at 1pm)
    1
  • 19:30
    Careers: "Studying at a Scottish University": Helena Zieglar, UK Recruitment Manager, University of Aberdeen (Science Lecture Theatre)
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Wednesday 15 November 2017

  • 17:15
    Medical Society: Upper Sixth MMI Practice Evening, Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry (depart 5.15pm, return 9.45pm)
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Thursday 16 November 2017

  • 19:15
    Art: Scholars' and Extension Programme: "Experimental Life Drawing" (ends 9pm) (Art School)
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Friday 17 November 2017

  • 11:35
    Fifth Form Revision Skills Seminar with Elevate Education (ends 1pm) (Science Lecture Theatre)
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Monday 20 November 2017

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    Third Form Tests (Alington Hall) (end Wednesday 22 November at 1pm)
    1

Tuesday 21 November 2017

  • 19:30
    Careers: "Plant Science and related Biology Courses": Dr Andrew Beckerman, University of Sheffield (Science Lecture Theatre)
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Thursday 23 November 2017

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    English: Upper Sixth Study Day in Birmingham: 'The Duchess of Malfi' (depart Kingsland Hall 8.45am, return 5pm)
    1

Friday 24 November 2017

  • 19:30
    Darwin Society: "Do Animals Use Quantum Biology to Navigate?": Dr Alex Jones, University of Manchester (Science Lecture Theatre)
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Sunday 26 November 2017

  • 11:30
    Art: Scholars' and Extension Programme Trip to Tate Liverpool (John Piper and Roy Lichenstein) (depart Alington Hall 11.30am)
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Monday 27 November 2017

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    English: Upper Sixth Study Day in Birmingham: 'The Handmaid's Tale' (depart Kingsland Hall 8.45am, return 5pm)
    1
  • 19:00
    Art: Exhibition Opening: Upper Sixth Form Artists "Work in Progress" (Art School)
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Tuesday 28 November 2017

  • 19:30
    Careers: "A degree course in the USA": Jon Tabbert, Duke Education (Science Lecture Theatre)
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Sunday 3 December 2017

  • 13:00
    Art: Fourth Form Drawing Examination Final Session (ends 3pm) (Art School)
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Tuesday 5 December 2017

  • 10:00
    Fourth Form Enrichment Day: "Science in Action" at Warwick University (depart 8am, return 5pm)
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