Waldegrave School Spring Magazine 2023

Sixth Form Lectures

Over this half term we have held a variety of Lecture-style talks after school for our Sixth Formers. From Engineering and History to Consultancy, we’ve been lucky enough to welcome multiple professors and experts into Waldegrave for these talks.

Dr Stella Moss from Royal Holloway spoke to KS5 students about ‘You Are What You Eat (and Drink): Food Cultures and Identity in Modern British History’. In Stella’s lecture, she explored the history of food and drink and how it can tell us a great deal about a society, including in the past. The talk delved into the history of food cultures in modern Britain exploring themes of social class, race, gender and national identity, taking in world wars as well as waves of immigration to Britain.

Our A Level STEM students were delighted to welcome Barrie Weaver into school for an insightful talk on the importance of engineering in everyday life. This not only showed the diversity of engineering as a career but highlighted the creativity and ingenuity of the profession.

We were also happy to welcome Dr Claire Hamlin from Q5 to our Sixth Form in the last week of half term. Claire is the Director of Purpose and Social Impact with a particular emphasis on sustainability transformation, future workforce, diversity and inclusion and social value. She gave our Sixth Formers an introduction to Consultancy, explaining the role of a consultant: someone who provides professional advice in a particular field of science or business to either an organisation or an individual. This was a great opportunity to learn about a very sought-after profession!

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