Shrewsbury School

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.

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

Friday 23 February 2018

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    14:00
    Prep School Essay Competition Celebration Event
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    19:30
    Academic Extension Lecture: "Made in the image of God, or modified great ape? Biology's seismic idea" Professor Andrew Berry (OS), Harvard University (Chapel)

    Professor Berry is an evolutionary biologist and historian of science and is currently a lecturer in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. He has a particular interest in the British humanist, naturalist and geographer and social critic Alfred Wallace (1823-1913).

    In this lecture Professor Berry will talk about Wallace and Darwin, and how they independently came up with the idea of evolution and natural selection, disputing creationism of the time. Professor Berry's talk therefore addresses the question: are we made in God’s image, or are we modified great ape?

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

Saturday 24 February 2018

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    All day
    13+ and 14+ Entrance Examinations

Sunday 25 February 2018

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    12:30
    Art: GCSE Examination Preparation Trip (depart 12.30pm, return 5.30pm)

Monday 26 February 2018

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    18:00
    Heads of Faculties' Meeting (Hodgson Hall)
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    19:30
    Art Society: 'Edouard Manet and his influence on artists of the 20th Century': Fergus Reid (Art School)

    Fergus Reid is a graduate in History of Art and French. In the last 15 years he has been teaching History of Art and the History of Photography at Shrewsbury School. He has always been interested in the radical paintings of avant-garde French artist Edouard Manet and recently he has begun to think about what an impact Manet had on the work of 20th century artists.

    This lecture will look at some key paintings by Manet and discuss them in conjunction with some works of art of the 20th Century.

Tuesday 27 February 2018

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    19:00
    Chemistry Lecture: "Chemical Engineering of Chocolate Creme Eggs" at Birmingham University (depart Alington Hall 5pm)

Thursday 1 March 2018

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    17:30
    World Book Day Inter-House Quiz (Churchill's Room, Moser Library)

Friday 2 March 2018

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    19:30
    Bastille Society: "The French Revolution: Pivot of Modern History": Professor William Doyle, Bristol University (Science Lecture Theatre)

    Professor Doyle has written extensively on French and European History from the 17th to mid-19th Centuries.

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

    This lecture takes place in the Science Lecture Theatre and is open to the public. There is no charge for admission.

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    19:30
    Shropshire Branch of the Geographical Association: "From Montserrat via Hawaii - Hazard Management": Dr David Edwards, Open University (Hodgson Hall)

    Dr David Edwards is a well-known explorer and geographer with a great gift for public speaking.  He uses personal anecdotes and humour to deliver insights that entertain, surprise and inform his audience - and in this lecture he will be speaking about hazard management in hotspots around the world.

    Dr Edwards has given talks to the Royal Geographical Society, ICI, The Geographical Association, The Alpine Club, The National Trust for Scotland, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, the Royal Dublin Society, over 50 universities, as well as to numerous schools.

    The Shropshire Branch of the Geographical Society and the Geography Faculty of Shrewsbury School are delighted to welcome him to Shrewsbury.

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

Sunday 4 March 2018

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    10:00
    Art: Lower Sixth History of Art Trip to the Imperial War Museum of the North, Salford (depart Alington Hall 10am, return 6pm)
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    11:00
    Art: Life Drawing for Fifth Form: Session 2 (ends 3pm) (Art School)

Monday 5 March 2018

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    All day
    English: A Level Study Day: American Literature and The Great Gatsby at the Carr's Lane Centre, Birmingham (depart 9am, return 5.30pm)

Thursday 8 March 2018

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    All day
    Darwin Prep School Science Quiz (Alington Hall and Science Lecture Theatre)

Saturday 10 March 2018

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    9:30
    MUN: Shrewsbury School (Alington Hall and Hodgson Hall) (ends Sunday 11th March at 3pm)

Tuesday 13 March 2018

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    All day
    Shrewsbury Academic Forum meeting for Prep School teachers of MFL and ICT & Computing (Quod and Hodgson Hall)
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    All day
    English: A Level Study Day: The Merchant's Prologue and Tale, Carr's Lane Centre, Manchester (depart 9am, return 5pm)
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    16:30
    Careers: Study Abroad Road Show: The Student World (Quod)

Friday 16 March 2018

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    19:30
    Darwin Society: "Gravitational Lensing": Dominic Dootson (O.S.), Keble College, University of Oxford (Science Lecture Theatre)
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    19:30
    Academic Extension Lecture: "Haiti at a watershed": Mr Richard Hudson (Hodgson Hall)

Saturday 17 March 2018

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    19:30
    Art: Scholars' Dinner (Peterson Room)

Tuesday 20 March 2018

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    19:00
    Hawksley-Burbury Science Competition (Science Laboratories, Craig Building)

Wednesday 21 March 2018

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    12:30
    Careers: Lower Sixth Talk "Have a Gap Year": Mrs Nightingale (Ashton Theatre)

Thursday 22 March 2018

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    19:00
    English Faculty: "Julius Caesar": National Live Screening at Cineworld, Shrewsbury (depart 6.15pm, return 10.30pm)
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    19:30
    Junior Debating Final (Maidment Building)

Friday 23 March 2018

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    8:00
    French: Sixth Form Study Visit to Bordeaux (depart Alington Hall 8am, return Friday 30th March at 4pm)
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