Ed Smith Visits Swanbourne House

It was a great pleasure to welcome Ed Smith, former England cricketer and now journalist, commentator, author and academic at Buckingham University, to give the start of term lecture to 10s, 11s and Top Year pupils on Thursday 20th April.

HRH The Duchess of Gloucester opens new St Helen’s Junior School

On Tuesday 28th March Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester officially opened the new Junior School at St Helen’s School, Northwood.

Sustainable Development at The Oratory School

The Oratory School welcomed Dr Peter White from The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva, to engage with our students on the issues of climate, social and economic change facing us today.

Haileybury Model United Nations 2017

600 pupils and teachers from around the world came to Haileybury at the end of March to take part in its annual Model United Nations (HMUN) conference.

St Helen's welcomes it's first honorary 'Helkat' - Dame Katherine Grainger DBE

Dame Katherine Grainger DBE opens the school's amazing new Sports Centre.

Memories of the Holocaust

In February we received a very moving visit from Harry Bibring, when he came to share his experience of being a Jew in Austria in the 1930s.

Action-man Matt Dickinson gives creative writing workshop to Glenalmond College

BBC documentary filmmaker, conqueror of Mount Everest and successful children’s author, Matt Dickinson, spent a whole morning with lucky Third Formers at Glenalmond College, spearheading a creative writing workshop.

Frank Gardner inspires pupils at Godolphin

BBC Security Correspondent visits as part of Godolphin's 'Inspiring People' lectures.

Intrepid rally driver inspires pupils at King’s Ely Junior

Rally driver Tina Kerridge Reynolds whizzed along to King’s Ely Junior – much to the delight of pupils.

“Think about what you can do – not what you can’t”

Anne Dickins MBE, gold medallist at Rio Paralympics for paracanoeing, was this year’s speaker at Woldingham School's Parents and Staff Association (WPSA) annual Dineen Lecture.

Author Caroline Lawrence Talks Classics

Talbot Heath school were very pleased to welcome bestselling author Caroline Lawrence, this week, to talk to all of the Classics students about her exciting life as an author.

Bestselling author inspires Exeter School pupils

Exeter School celebrated the Ides of March, the day Julius Caesar met his end, with a visit by bestselling author Ben Kane who discussed his passion for Roman times, equipped with a complete legionary’s equipment including chain mail and gladius.

Geography Conference: Making Waves at Talbot Heath School

Nicholas Crane, BBC television presenter, explorer, writer and President of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) spoke to a packed audience at Talbot Heath School on Tuesday 7th March.

TV Vet Marc Abraham returns to John Lyon

‘Marc the Vet’ is a practicing veterinary surgeon, author, animal welfare campaigner and Old Lyonian. He returned to School on Friday 3rd March to give a talk on animal welfare and his fond memories of life at The John Lyon School.

Lord Winston delivers fascinating lecture at Taunton School

Taunton School was delighted to host world-renowned Professor of Fertility Studies, Robert Winston at a free public lecture last night.

Hats off to children's author

Hat's the way to do it ... children’s author Katherine Woodfine made sure she got a head start when she visited Sibford School in Oxfordshire to chat about her latest novel.

Celebrating World Book Day with Young Sherlock Author Andrew Lane

There was no mystery as to why the children were excited to come to school on Thursday last week - the chance to dress-up in princess gowns and superhero capes and to learn some fabulous writing tips...

St Andrew's celebrates an animal themed World Book Day

St Andrew’s School Woking celebrated World Book Day using an animal inspired theme throughout the school and inviting the authors Zehra Hicks, Jo Franklin and Ruth Galloway for a day of workshops to inspire the children to create their own books.

Leading scientists inspire and inform Oakhamians

The Physicist who built the most accurate thermometer ever made has visited Oakham School to inspire the next generation of scientists.

GB Wheelchair Basketball star visits Lower School

U23 star Alex Mitton spoke to and trained some of Norwich School’s young pupils.

Feltonfleet pupils meet Squishy McFluff author, Pip Jones

Children at Feltonfleet were excited to meet acclaimed children’s author, Pip Jones, when she visited the school two days before World Book Day.

Visiting Author Lauren St John at Dumpton School

A perfect way to round off World Book Week with a visit from one of the children's favourite authors.

Mabel Jones Author Visits School

Highfield Prep School welcomed children’s author Will Mabbitt to school recently to talk about how he comes up with ideas for his stories.

‘Grow Your Amazing Brain’ from the Raising Resilience Team

Lady Eleanor Holles Junior School welcomed the Raising Resilience team in to talk to UI and FI before the February half term holiday.

Top Secret: Espionage comes to Oundle

On Tuesday 17 January, espionage came to Oundle School as the Business Language Champions (BLC) were proud to co-host ‘The Word is not Enough’ with friends from GCHQ.

Individualism & The Decline of Communal Life - A talk from Dr Rowan Williams

Rowan Williams, the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, now The Right Reverend and Right Honourable The Lord Williams of Oystermouth visited The John Lyon School. Dr Williams hosted a lunch with pupils before addressing the entire Sixth Form at Union.

Stonyhurst welcomes Sarah Teather from the Jesuit Refugee Service

On Thursday 9th February, sixth form pupils at Stonyhurst College welcomed Sarah Teather, director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) who spoke about the work the JRS are doing to help refugees all over the world.

Book Events Make Reading Spellbindingly Good Fun

Reading has been made magical at Trent College as the school celebrated national Harry Potter Book Night last week and popular children’s author Cathy Cassidy brought literature to life for more than 200 young people when she visited the school too.

Talking chimps with Ben Garrod

On Wednesday 25 January the school was lucky enough to welcome Ben Garrod - evolutionary biologist, great ape conservationist and broadcaster. Ben spent the day discussing his work in great ape conservation and with the Jane Goodall Institute.

The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP Brings Democracy To St. Helen's College

As part of the school's British Values education programme, children at St. Helen's College in Hillingdon enjoyed a visit from their local MP, and ex-Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Mr. Johnson toured the school and held a Q&A session with pupils.

Stuart Andrew MP Visits ‘Outstanding’ Horsforth Nursery

Stuart Andrew, MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough visited First Steps at Froebelian Nursery in Horsforth recently to congratulate them on being awarded 'outstanding' in their first ever Ofsted inspection.

Bestselling Author Visit

Best-selling author Bruno Vincent came to Barrow Hills to present a creative workshop to discuss the art of storytelling. His contemporary rewrites of Enid Blyton’s the Famous Five, are flying off the shelves.

Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall welcomes Holocaust refugee and survivor

Pupils from Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall listened in amazement as Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines, one of the 669 children who escaped from Czechoslovakia aboard a Winton train, shared her childhood stories and life growing up in Britain.