Sixth Form Lecture Programme Spring Term 2018

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Date

Speaker

Title

Open to

Venue

7pm – Tuesday

16th January

Tori James

Adventurer

On Top of the World

All Sixth Form

LV Form DofE & Sports Leaders

Optional for UV Form DofE & Sports Leaders (UV Mocks)

(Open Lecture)

Chapel

7pm – Tuesday

23rd January

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb

Historian & Broadcaster

The Mystery of Henry VIII’s Will

Sixth Form Historians and Government & Politics

UV Form Historians

(Open Lecture)

Chapel

Wednesday

7th February

LVI Form Careers Conference

Panel Guests

Inspiring Women

All LVI Form

Theatre

Half Term

 

 

 

Chapel

7pm - Tuesday

20th February

James Shone

Charity Founder

I Can and I Am

All Sixth Form

Optional for Fifth Form

(Open Lecture)

Chapel

7pm – Tuesday

27th February

Dr Paul Prescott

Associate Professor, English & Comparative Literary Studies, Warwick

(S)Hamlet

Sixth Form English & Drama

All UV Fifth Form

(Open Lecture)

 

Chapel

7pm – Tuesday

13th March

Professor Dame Carol Black

Principal Newnham College, Cambridge

Aspire, Explore, Discovery

All Sixth Form  (Science Week)

All UV Form

(Open Lecture)

Chapel

 

Sixth Form Lecture Programme Autumn Term 2018

If you would like to attend any of the Open Lectures below, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Date Speaker Title Open to Venue
6.45pm – Friday
7th September
Calne Girls Panel University Life: The Students’ Perspective All Sixth Form Chapel
7pm – Tuesday
2nd October
Rory Bremner & Karin von Hippel,
Director General, RUSI
Rory Bremner Seriously Presents an Interview with Dr Karin von Hippel All Sixth Form * All UV Form Historians (Open Lecture) Chapel
7pm - Tuesday
9th October
Prof Lucinda Billingham, Institute
of Cancer & Genomic Sciences,
University of Birmingham
Changing Cancer Outcomes with Trials * All Sixth Form Scientists & Mathematicians
All UV Form (Open Lecture)
Chapel
7pm - Tuesday
16th October
Jason Lewis, Author, Explorer and Environmental Champion Lessons in Sustainability:
An Explorer's tale
All Sixth Form
*All Fifth Form Geographers (Open Lecture)
Chapel

HALF TERM

       
7pm - Tuesday
13th November
David Dawson, Wiltshire Museum & Tony Hack, Wiltshire Archaeology Field Group The Calne Fates *All Sixth & Fifth Form Classicists

(Open Lecture)
Chapel
7pm – Tuesday
27th November
Sophie Elwes
Team GB Athlete and Aspiring Winter Paralympian
Finding fun and reigniting a passion for sport All Sixth Form
*All Fifth Form Sports Leaders/Ski Team Members (Open Lecture)
Chapel
7pm – Tuesday
4th December
Dr James Ryan, Lecturer in Modern European (Russian) History, Cardiff University Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution *All Sixth & Fifth Form Historians (Open Lecture) Chapel

* NB: As well as those specified above, anyone from the relevant year groups are welcome to attend if interested.

Sixth Form Lecture Programme Autumn Term 2017

If you would like to attend any of the Open Lectures listed below, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Date

Speaker

Title

Open to

Venue

6.45pm – Tuesday

12th September

University Student Panel

St Mary’s Alumnae

The Students’ Perspective

Sixth Form

Chapel

7pm – Tuesday

19th September

Dr Adam Smith

Historian & Broadcaster

The Resistible Rise of Donald Trump 

 

Sixth Form Government & Politics and History Students

 

Open Lecture

Chapel

6.45pm – Tuesday

3rd October

Vanessa Arelle

Art Collector & Entrepreneur

A Cultural Affair

Sixth Form Art & History of Art 
and UV Form Art Students

 

Open Lecture

Chapel

7pm – Tuesday

10th October

Dr Helen Czerski

Physicist, Oceanographer & Broadcaster

The Science of Bubbles

Sixth Form Science & Geography Students and All Fifth Form

 

Open Lecture

Chapel

Half Term

 

 

 

 

7pm - Tuesday

14th November

Dr Miranda Mowbray

Data Scientist

Cybersecurity: keeping ahead of the bad guys

Sixth Form Mathematics Students and All UV Form

 

Open Lecture

Chapel

7pm – Tuesday

28th November

Professor Michael Finus

Environmental Economist

Obstacles of a Successful Climate Agreement: Can We Avoid Disaster?

Sixth Form Economics & Geography Students and UV Geographers

 

Open Lecture

Chapel

7pm – Tuesday

5th December

Charlotte Dujardin CBE

British Dressage Rider

 

An Interview with Charlotte Dujardin: The Girl on the Dancing Horse

Sixth Form and Sports Scholars & Riders

 

Open Event

Chapel

 

Sixth Form Lecture Programme Autumn Term 2016

If you would like to attend any of the ‘Open Lectures’ below, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Date

Speaker

Title

Open to

Venue

6pm - Tuesday
13th September

University Information Evening

Your Degree, Your Future

All Sixth Form & Visiting Schools

Theatre

7pm - Tuesday
20th September

Dr Neta Spiro

Music Psychology & Music Therapy

Music in Mind

All Sixth Form Music, Science & Psychology Pupils (Fifth Form Welcome)

 

(Open Lecture )

Chapel

7pm - Tuesday
4th October

Alex Hibbert

Polar Explorer, Author & Photographer

Icebergs & Polar Eskimos: a young traveller's journeys in the Arctic

All Sixth Form (Fifth Form Welcome)

 

(Open Lecture )

Chapel

Half Term

       

7pm - Tuesday
8th November

Sue Cunningham

Photojournalist

In the Heart of Brazil

All Fifth & Sixth Form Geographers

 

(Open Lecture )

Chapel

7pm - Tuesday  22nd November

 

Arabella Dorman

Portrait Painter & War Artist

Art & War

All Fifth & Sixth Form Art & History of Art Pupils

 

(Open Lecture )

Chapel

7pm - Tuesday
29th November

Dr Zoe Laughlin

The Institute of Making, UCL

Performing Matter

All Fifth & Sixth Form Science,

Art & History of Art Pupils

 

(Open Lecture)

Chapel

7pm – Tuesday
6th December

Sir Francis Richards

 

Bletchley Park: From Enigma to D-Day and Beyond

 

All Sixth Form (Fifth Form Welcome)

 

(Open Lecture )

Chapel

 

Sixth Form Lecture Programme Spring Term 2017

If you would like to attend any of the Open Lectures below, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Date

Speaker

Title

Open to

Venue

1.45pm - Wednesday
18th January 
 

Dr Gemma Blackshaw
Art Historian

What is History of Art and Why Does it Matter?

All Fifth Form Artists & All Sixth Form
History of Art/Artists

(Open Lecture )

Chapel

7pm - Tuesday
24th January
Dr Michael Scott
Academic, Author &
Broadcaster 
Gritty Realities of
Ancient Greece

All Fifth Form Classicists & All Sixth Form

(Open Lecture)

Chapel 
9.30am - Wednesday
8th February
LVI Form Careers
Conference
Inspiring Women

LVI Form Pupils

(School Only)

 Theatre

 Half Term

       
7pm - Tuesday
21st February
James Holland
Writer, Broadcaster & WW2 Historian
The War in the West

All Fifth & Sixth Form Historians

(Open Lecture)

 Chapel
7pm - Tuesday
28th February
Dr Denis Alexander
Emeritus Professor, The Faraday Institute 
 Science & Religion 

All Sixth Form Religious Studies/Scientists
& All Fifth Form

(Open Lecture)

 Chapel
7pm - Monday
13th March
Professor Alice Roberts
Anatomist, Author & Broadcaster
 The Human Journey

All Fifth & Sixth Form

(Open Lecture)

 Chapel

 

 

Sixth Form Lecture Programme Spring Term 2016

 

Date Speaker Title Open to Venue
7pm - Tuesday
19th January
Dr Jane Lees-Millais
GP & Medical Research Ethical Committee
Medical Research Ethics Fifth & Sixth Form Chapel
7pm - Tuesday
26th January
(Open Lecture)
Guest Panel

Career Opportunities in the World of Art & Design  Fifth & Sixth Form Artists Chapel
Half Term

     

7pm - Tuesday
23rd February  
(Open Lecture)

 

Iwan Lewis and Olivia 
Brereton, StageSmart. A musical showcase
featuring West End stars and St Mary's senior singers

The West End comes to Calne Fourth, Fifth & Sixth Form Musicians/Scholars & Drama & Theatre Studies' pupils Chapel
All Day - Wednesday
2nd March
LVI Form Careers Conference  Inspiring Women  LVI Form    

7pm - Tuesday
15th March
(Open Lecture)

Philip Dalton
Award-winning Natural History film producer

  Sixth Form (UIV & Fifth Form girls also welcome to attend) Chapel

Sixth Form Lecture Programme Spring Term 2015

 

Date Speaker Title Open To Venue
7pm - Tuesday
13th January 2015

Alex Simpson
Fast Row West

A record-breaking journey across the Indian Ocean Fifth Form & Sixth Form, parents & guests Chapel

7pm - Tuesday
20th January 2015

Major Kate Philp A South Pole Adventure
Walking with the Wounded
UV Form & Sixth Form, parents & guests Chapel
7pm - Friday
6th February 2015
Jung Chang
International Best-Selling Author
Bringing Chinese History to Life Fifth Form & Sixth Form, parents & guests Chapel
Half Term        
Wednesday
25th February 2015

LVI Form Careers Conference
Chaired by Lynne Copp

Inspiring Women LVI Form Theatre

 





 

Sixth Form Lecture Programme Autumn Term 2015

 

Date Speaker Title Open to Venue

7pm - Tuesday
15th September 2015

Sue Garrett
Student Recruitment Manager, University of Bath
The UCAS Application Process, Courses & Finance Sixth Form Chapel
7pm - Tuesday
22nd September
(Open Lecture)
David Edwards
Traveller, adventurer, geographer & environmentalist
Montserrat: surviving the volcano Fifth & Sixth Form Geographers Chapel
7pm - Tuesday
6th October
(Open Lecture) 
Dan Snow
Historian
Years Ending '15, a Wealth of Anniversaries Fifth Form & Sixth Form Historians Chapel
7pm - Tuesday 13th October
(Open Lecture) 
Robert Gardner
Chief Economist, Nationwide Building Society
The UK Housing Market and the Value of Economics Sixth Form Economists & Mathematicians (plus any interested UV Form) Chapel
Half Term        

7pm - Tuesday
3rd November
(Open Lecture)

Professor Frances Ashcroft
Research Professor at the University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford and a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford
The Spark of Life - Electricity in the Human Body Sixth Form Scientists (plus any interested UV Form) Chapel
7pm - Tuesday 10th November
(Open Lecture)
Charlie Hall
John Hall Venice
Peggy Guggenheim Fifth & Sixth Form Artists, Art Historians & prospective Gap Year students Chapel
7pm - Tuesday
1st December
Javier Gonzalez
Lecturer in Human Physiology, University of Bath
Sports Nutrition Fifth & Sixth Form Team players, Sports Scholars in all year groups and all other girls are welcome to attend Chapel
7pm - Tuesday 8th December
(Open Lecture)
Alastair Humphreys
National Geographic Adventurer
The Call of the Wild Fifth & Sixth Form Geographers and all Sixth Form Chapel

 

Sixth Form Lecture Programme Spring Term 2014

Date Speaker Title   Venue
7pm - Tuesday 14th January 2014 Dr Sarah Fane OBE, Afghan Connection Afghanistan: a perspective on the country through the eyes of a Medic and Charity Director

Sixth Form
Open to Fifth Form & Parents

Chapel

7pm - Tuesday
21st January 2014

Gill Bennett OBE, Historian Six Moments of Crisis: Inside British Foreign Policy

Sixth Form
Open to UV Form & Parents 

 

Chapel

7pm - Tuesday
28th January 2014

Professor Stuart Burgess, Professor of Engineering Design University of Bristol The Design and Origin of Man Sixth Form Open to UV Form & Parents Chapel

7pm  - Tuesday
4th February 2014

Leon McCarron, Adventurer & Cameraman Travels with my camera Sixth Form Open to Fifth Form & Parents  Chapel
         
Wednesday
12th February 2014
Careers Conference Inspiring Women LVI Form Theatre

7pm Tuesday
18th March 2014

Andy MacKay, Art History Abroad

Shock of the New and introduction to Modernism Sixth Form
Open to UV Form & Parents
Chapel

 

 

 

Sixth Form Lecture Programme Autumn Term 2014

 

Date Speaker Title Open to ... Venue

6pm - Thursday
11th September 2014  

GSA Futures Evening
University Admission & Student
Representatives 

University: Your Degree, Your Future  Sixth Form & Visiting GSA Schools  Theatre 
7pm - Tuesday
16th September 2014 
James Gray MP  The Scottish Referendum  Sixth Form
Open to UV Form, parents & guests 
School Chapel 

7pm - Tuesday
7th October 2014 

Professor A C Grayling
Author & Philosopher 
The Importance of the Humanities  Sixth Form
Open to UV Form, parents & guests 
School Chapel 
7pm - Tuesday
14th October 2014 
Carole Seymour-Jones
Biographer & Historian 
She Landed by Moonlight
The Story of Secret Agent Pearl Witherington, 'the real Charlotte Grey' 

Sixth Form
Open to UV Form, parents & guests 

School Chapel 
 HALF TERM   HALF TERM     HALF TERM 
7pm - Tuesday
4th November 2-14 
Trio Paradis  Women of WW1: a tribute in music, words and images
(including performances by the St Mary's Opera Ensemble) 
Sixth Form
Open to UV Form, parents & guests 
School Chapel 

7pm Tuesday
11th November 2014 

Roya Nikkhah
Journalist & Broadcaster 
The World of Journalism  Sixth Form
Open to UV Form, parents & guests 
School Chapel 

7pm - Tuesday
2nd December 2014 

The Rt Hon The Lord Butler
of Brockwell
Former Cabinet Secretary and
Head of the Home Civil Service 

 Spying Sixth Form
Open to UV Form, parents & guests 
School Chapel 

Sixth Form Lecture Programme Autumn Term 2013

DateSpeakerTitleForm
7pm - Tuesday 10th September 2013 David Stoll, European Officer University of Aberdeen Studying in Scotland and a Guide to Making University Applications Sixth Form
7pm - Tuesday 17th September 2013 Eva Rice, Author, Musician & St Mary's Calne Girl A Writer's Tale Fifth & Sixth Form & Parents
7pm - Tuesday 1st  October 2013 Michael Caulfield, Sports Psychologist The Winning Mindset Fifth & Sixth Form & Parents
7pm - Tuesday 8th October 2013 Dr Aidan Dodson, Egyptologist The World of Egyptology Fifth & Sixth Form & Parents
7pm - Tuesday 15th October 2013 Lieutenant Colonel Judith Dando, Territorial Army Officer & Full Time Reservist A Woman in a Man's World UV & Sixth Form
Half Term      
7pm - Tuesday 5th November 2013 James Elles, Member of the European Parliament The European Union - What Next? Sixth Form & Parents
 
7pm - Tuesday 19th November 2013 The Venerable Ruth Worsley, Archdeacon of Wiltshire Women and the Church UV & Sixth Form & Parents
7pm - Tuesday 26th November 2013 Court Room Role-Play, Chaired by Sarah Smith Inside the Court Room: Civil & Criminal Cases UV & Sixth Form
7pm - Tuesday 3rd December 2013 Anne Sebba, Biographer, Lecturer & Journalist That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor UV & Sixth Form & Parents
       

Sixth Form Lecture Programme: Spring Term 2013

DateSpeakerTitleForm
7pm - Wednesday 9th January 2013 Charles Hall: John Hall Venice The development of the 'Venetian School' of painting with particular reference to G Bellini & Titian Sixth Form History of Art Pupils
7pm - Tuesday 15th January 2013 Alex Norman: Author and authority on Tibetan Culture The Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama Sixth Form Parents & Guests
7pm - Tuesday 22nd  January 2013 Timothy Good: UFO Expert & Researcher UFOs and the Alien Presence Fifth & Sixth Form Parents & Guests
7pm - Tuesday 29th January 2013 James Borrell: Biologist and Expedition Scientist A man on a mission to save our endangered species Fifth & Sixth Form Parents & Guests
7pm - Tuesday 5th February 2013 Lynne Copp: The Worklife Company Women in Leadership Lower Sixth Form
Half Term      
All day - Friday 22nd February 2013 Panel discussions & breakout sessions Careers Conference Lower Sixth Form
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