Speakers & Visitors

Jo Cruse with Sixth Form Students

The Unreasonables visit Westonbirt

Year 13 enjoyed their first session of a three-part programme with Jo Cruse of the ‘The Unreasonables’. An exciting organisation who provide Sixth Formers with no-nonsense, practical ways to embrace a leadership mindset, in school and in life. 


Dame Jean unravels the mysteries of DNA

Professor Dame Jean Thomas, the eminent biochemist and former Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, unravelled some of the mysteries of DNA and chromosomes when she delivered the third and final Leys Lecture in the series on "Progress".

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Challenging the Chronological Snobbery

Anne Atkins, the broadcaster, journalist and novelist, delivered the second of Progress Lectures in Great Hall at The Leys, Cambridge. Her theme was “Chronological Snobbery”: the modern tendency to judge the past by contemporary values.

Lord Patten presents the Patten Scholarships at St Benedict's

Lord Patten meets the St Benedict’s scholars

Lord Patten presented the Patten Scholarships at St Benedict's, Ealing in November. In his address, he said that he had been ”wonderfully happily educated at St Benedict’s”, adding that it had formed his “strong view of what schools should be like."


A Royal Lecture for Remembrance

The Royal School hosted Captain Carol Betteridge from Help for Heroes on Monday 13 November in the third of the 2017/18 Royal Lectures, a lecture series that welcomes a wide variety of speakers from all areas of life.

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Prize-winning author at Packwood

The creative writing skills of Packwood pupils were given a professional boost yesterday when they received expert advice and guidance from acclaimed children’s author, Lauren St John.


Andy McNab visits Caldicott

Author and former SAS operative Andy McNab visited Caldicott recently to talk to Year 7 and 8 boys and their parents about his careers in the army and being an author.


Mastering the art of Asian Cookery

GCSE and A Level Food and Nutrition students were treated to an Asian Cookery Masterclass this week when representatives from the "Healthy Chinese Cuisine Ambassadors" Project, came to Pipers to deliver a demonstration focussed on Chinese food.