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Contio Latina

This year saw an innovative and very modern take on one of Harrow's longest-standing traditions.

The Contio Latina, which was first delivered in 1674, sees the Head Boy deliver a speech to the Governors - in Latin.

Delivered by Adam Ait El Caid, only boys from his House were able to be physically present in Speech Room. However, it was broadcast at the same time to all the other Houses.

The speech, which reports on the events over the year at Harrow and the wider world, captured the struggles of 2020.

The boys' weekly newspaper, The Harrovian, reported the event in detail:

"It was a remarkable piece of oratory from Ait El Caid, whose speech really captured the struggles of 2020, and the hardships it wrought because of political strife and the pandemic. It felt very personal to him, and will be an excellent record for future generations of Harrovians to look back on in wonder at the grave moments of tribulation felt by boys and beaks in what was a tumultuous year, here and abroad."