In 2003, a number of focus groups were conducted with 5th and 6th Formers, asking for their views as to how Mill Hill could improve its offer to its most senior pupils. All of the groups agreed that they would like to see the introduction of a series which encouraged presentations from leading academics, authors and media personalities.
In this way, the Mill Hill School Lecture Series was born. Since the first lecture by Andrew Roberts in September 2003, more than 30 speakers have presented evening addresses to thousands of members of the School and its wider community. Speakers have included Jonathan Dimbleby, Andy McNab, Dr David Starkey, Kate Adie and ex-Python Terry Jones.
The 2012/13 Lecture Series is being confirmed but will include:
Thursday 27th September 2012
Where Next for British Rugby?
Tuesday 2nd October 2012
Sir Titus Salt Lecture
The Future of Retailing
Thursday 11th October 2012
UCL/Francis Crick Lecture
Would You Give Your right arm to Protect Your Heart?
Professor Derek Yellon
Tuesday 13th November 2012
Richard Dimbleby Lecture
Faith in the Modern World
Wednesday 28th November 2012
Francis Crick Lecture
Francis Crick: The Man Himself
Dr Matt Ridley
Wednesday 16th January 2013 – CANCELLED
University of Kent Lecture
Prospects for International Peace
Dr Pak K Lee
Thursday 24th January 2013
Sir James Murray Lecture
Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady of Finchley
Monday 18th March 2013 (changed from original date)
Alec Issigonis and the Future of the Car
Hamish Nash & Peter McDonough
Thursday 27th June 2013 (changed from original date)
David Tinker Memorial Lecture
Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action
Professor Dennis Dalton