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Lecture Series 2012-13

This term’s first three lectures have been presented to packed audiences. Edward Griffiths’ polished presentation dealing with the future of British rugby was enthusiastically received by pupils largely from games and business education departments. A bonus on the evening was the announcement that Saracen’s new home ground, The Allianz Stadium, will be opened in January with a match not by Saracens but involving our 1st XV. The second lecture, Eve Henrikson’s look at the future of retailing, was similarly informative, entertaining and beautifully presented. At the end of the lecture, following an audience Q&A session, Ted Baker goodie bags were distributed to lucky members of the audience. A number of pupils are due to start work experience with Ted Baker as a result of this lecture.

The third lecture was presented by Professor Derek Yellon. It was the first of two Francis Crick Lectures this year and was delivered to an audience consisting of many pupils interested in a career in medicine and parents who are already in the medical profession. Derek was presented with a copy of Dr Matt Ridley’s biography of Crick and is fitting that the next Crick Lecture will be presented by Dr Ridley himself (28th November 2012).

In addition to Dr Ridley’s lecture on 28th November, this year’s Richard Dimbleby Address will be delivered by Myriam Francois-Cerrah who will be discussing ‘Faith in the Modern World’.

To book complementary tickets for either of these lectures please contact Karen Willetts.

Further information on all our lectures can be found here.