Recent College News

Charles Barclay - Royal Astronomical Society

Category: Academic

On Friday 12th May, at the 2017 Annual General Meeting in Burlington House, Piccadilly, Charles Barclay was elected Vice-President of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS). Charles teaches Physics and Astronomy at the College, and is, in fact, Director of the Blackett Observatory, Head of Astronomy,... More »

Review: Levon Biss

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

On Thursday 4th May, photographer Levon Biss gave a talk entitled ‘Microsculpture: the insect portraits of Levon Biss’. Appealing to a mixture of biology and photography students, he talked about how he ended up taking astonishingly high resolution insect pictures. One of his images, as seen on the... More »

Review: Professor Robert Bickers

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

On Friday 28th April, we were lucky enough to have Professor Robert Bickers from the University of Bristol give a talk on China’s 20th century history and the role of the West. Not only is Professor Bickers a member of the Department of History and Historical Studies at the University of Bristol,... More »

Review: Dr Brian Marien

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Mental health is such an important part of everyday life, affecting over one in four of us at some point. The Upper Sixth were lucky enough to have a talk on Mental health by Dr Marien a qualified doctor and psychologist from Positive Group, and the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.It was particularly... More »

25th Wills Writing Awards Competition

Category: Academic

Congratulations to Beth Ransome (IH Re), who won the U15 class in the 25th Wills Writing Awards competition. As well as receiving a £250 prize for her short story, a trophy for herself and a trophy for the College, Beth enjoyed a tour of one of the largest yards in Newmarket and a day at the Craven... More »

Gallery: Geography Fieldwork

Category: Academic

Pupils have just returned from the Lower Sixth Geography fieldwork trip to Swanage. There were studies of Studland Sand Dunes, Swanage Coastal Management and Urban Deprivation in Boscombe, Bournemouth.Click here for a gallery of images from the three-day trip. More »

Medical and Veterinary Science Offers

Category: Academic, General, Pupil Achievements

The demands upon those hoping to win an offer to read Medicine or Veterinary Science are extremely daunting: years of holiday work experience, early application, starry A-level predictions, an impressive performance in the extra examinations, and the demonstration of a range of exceptional... More »

Library News Round-Up

Category: General, Academic, Community

Librarian James Burton looks back on a busy term in the Memorial Library...World Book Day 2017Thursday 2nd MarchThis year, in partnership with the Modern Languages department, the Library hosted an internationally themed book buffet to celebrate World Book Day. Pupils and staff had the chance to... More »

History of Art Society: Tjalf Sparnaay

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

Reinventing Dutch Still Life PaintingThe College was honoured to welcome the Dutch artist Tjalf Sparnaay to address the History of Art Society on Thursday evening. Tjalf is recognised worldwide as one of the leading still life painters active today, and his work has been exhibited to great critical... More »

Poetry Society: Lily Winter

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

On Tuesday night, the Poetry Society hosted the young singer/songwriter Lily Winter who both taught and entertained us.  First she gave a workshop on the similarities and subtle differences between poems and song lyrics - and this was very much a personal view; then, in the Bradleian Theatre,... More »

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