John Glyn Society lecture series

The John Glyn Society was set up to enrich the academic life of the school through an annual programme of lectures which are compulsory for academic scholars and enjoyed by many others in the school community.

The lecture series covers topics outside of the curriculum, aiming to foster intellectual curiosity, challenge perceptions and spark discussion and interest. Past speakers have included neuroscientist Dr Anders Sandberg, discussing his research into the future of humanity and Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation, exploring climate change and inequality. These are big topics and the lectures offer unique opportunities for students to engage with high-profile experts in their fields.

We look forward to the resumption of in-person lectures as soon as possible. Future speakers will include Kate Phillips, Interim Controller of BBC One, on the future of public broadcasting and Charlie Whittaker, Old Colfeian and PhD student at Imperial College London, who has been heavily involved with the COVID-19 response.

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Find out more about how to apply for Colfe's School. Our main entry points are at ages 3, 4, 11 and 16.