Cross-Curricular Lecture Series

Cross-Curricular Lecture Series

The theme of this term's Cross-Curricular Lecture Series is 'Memory'.

On Monday evenings after prep, beaks (teachers) from a wide range of subjects have delivered talks on 'Writing, Memory and Immortality (Dr Steven Kennedy, Head of Classics), 'The Art of Autobiography and the Reconstruction of Memory' (Lucy Ashe, Head of English), 'Do Black Holes Erase Your Past?' (Dr Chris Crowe, Head of Astronomy), 'The Mind-Muscle Connection' (Brendan McKerchar, Director of Sport), 'Windrush' (Natalya Silcott, Mathematics beak), 'John Locke: Memory and the Self' (Charles Bailey, Head of Theology & Philosophy), 'Why Pi?' (Gary White, Mathematics beak) and 'How Old Stories Shape New Religions' (Matthew Gompels, Theology & Philosophy beak).

Most recently, in the ninth instalment of the Series, German Assistant Ms Weber gave a talk entitled: ‘Powerful and Splendid: The Women of the London School Board’. This lecture sought to revive the memory of a group of now largely forgotten women, who were given the opportunity to run for public office in 1870 - nearly 50 years before the Representation of the People Act granted women the right to vote in 1918.

Homepage image: The London School Board in session, from The Queen's Empire, Volume 1, Cassell & Co., London.