As part of our aim to widen student horizons and encourage debate, we run a series of evening lectures throughout the school year. Named after our Chair of Governors, Bridget Rosewell, the Rosewell lectures are designed for students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13, offering a forum where topical ideas and academic thinking are debated. Parents and guardians of any year group are also welcome.
We have enjoyed a varied programme of Rosewell Lectures this autumn and will publish details of future talks shortly...
Speaker: Professor Hugh Markus, Professor of Neurology, Stroke and Dementia Research Centre, St George's University of London
Title: ‘Understanding and treating Strokes; from molecule to care for Londoners’.
When: 17 September 2013 at 7pm
Speaker: Sir Jeremy Greenstock, former British Ambassador to the United Nations
Title: The United Kingdom and Diplomacy
When: 15 October 2013 at 7pm
Speaker: Mrs Heather Hanbury, WHS Headmistress
Title: Growing Up in a Conflict Zone
When: 12 November 2013 at 7pm
All talks are from 7pm until 8pm in the Rutherford Centre.
Tickets for the Rosewell Lectures are free and will be available from the Rutherford Box Office from the second week of autumn term, tel: 020 3123 0891, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speakers from the last academic year include:
Cambridge Academic & psychology expert Professor Terri Apter on "My mother is so difficult!": love and conflict during the teenage years
Professor A.C.Grayling, leading academic and Master of the New College of the Humanities on Philisophy and the Good Life.
Catherine Hawrylowicz, Professor of Immune Regulation in Allergic Disease at King’s College, London.
As the team leader of the world recognised Asthma Centre which is jointly based at KCL and Imperial College, Ms Hawrylowicz gave a talk on The Science of Asthma that took us through an outline of the history, causes and problems of this widespread disease.
Internationally acclaimed artists Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier spoke on What do Artists have to give? We heard how Art developed through the 19th & 20th Centuries and their belief in the importance of multi-sensory engagement.
Dr David S. Berman explored the foundation of theoretical physics; the idea of Unity. After a tour through the ground breaking ideas of the 20th century; quantum mechanics and relativity, we learnt how the idea of Unity brings about string theory. This is the cutting edge of current research in theoretical physics with ideas of hidden extra dimensions, quantum gravity and much more.