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17 October 2017

Lectures at King's College

At King’s we work hard to ensure an all-round education for our pupils. We understand that learning is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of life.

As part of this we offer our Horizon Lecture Series to Upper Sixth Form pupils. Each week, a timetabled lecture takes place in our theatre, and we welcome speakers from all walks of life.

The programme is extremely varied: from the basics of philosophy, to war photography; from forensic dentistry to stone balancing. Through this series, pupils are challenged to think about areas of interest they may never have encountered, or to expand their understanding of something they are already studying

Our intention is that pupils become more knowledgeable, more curious, more interesting, and more interested people through their experience of these lectures. We also want them to become good listeners, able to sit through a long talk and ask good questions at the end.

Recently, King’s played host to war correspondent Kate Adie, who gave a lecture about her life as part of an event organised by the Army Benevolent Fund.

Kate’s talk outlined some of the most dramatic points of her career, including the London Iranian Embassy siege in 1980, and her times alongside the British Army in wars far and wide.

Next month we look forward to welcoming Andrew Briggs, Professor of Nanomaterials at Oxford University. Andrew will be delivering a lecture about quantum nanoscience called ‘Be Curious! Dive Deeper!’ He will explore our natural curiosity about ultimate questions such as meaning and purpose, and how this can create an environment that is conducive to scientific breakthroughs.

Prof Briggs’ lecture will be on 30 November, in the King’s College theatre, and is free and open to the general public. If you would like to book a place please visit: Eventbrite

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