Lectures

 Bursary FundThe well-established and regularly oversubscribed Public Lecture Series was established with the purpose of bringing notable public figures to the school so that they may present their ideas to both the school community and wider public. Past speakers have included Jeremy Paxman, Simon Sebag-Montefiore, Andrew Marr, Susan Greenfield, Lord Chris Patten, Clare Balding and David Starkey,
who called it “one of the best and most enjoyable I've ever done”.


Autumn 2016

 Tim JarvisTim Jarvis Public Lecture “By Endurance We Conquer”
Wednesday 28 September, 7pm, Bishop Centre

Join explorer and environmentalist Tim Jarvis as he shares the many lessons he learned from re-tracing the legendary Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1916 Antarctic journey of survival.

Tim’s insights into leadership, problem solving, resilience, teamwork, motivation and goal setting are as relevant to personal and professional goals as to expeditioning. Learn more about the extent of environmental change and melting glacial ice which Tim observed first hand and about his passionate belief in utilising the kind of leadership Shackleton stood for to tackle the issues of climate change facing us today.

Tim will also be signing copies of Shackleton’s Epic, Recreating the World’s Greatest Journey of Survival described as “lavishly illustrated and gripping from the very first word” Explorers’ Journal

Tickets are £15 and are available to book online (booking fee applied) or by cash or cheque made payable to Godolphin and Latymer School via The Development Office, Godolphin and Latymer School, Iffley Road, London W6 0PG.

All sales will support the Godolphin and Latymer Bursary Fund.


 

The Rt Hon Baroness Butler-Sloss, GBE Public Lecture
“Modern Slavery – Throwing off the hidden shackles through Prevention, Protection, Partnership and Prosecution”

Tuesday 8 November, 7pm, Bishop Centre

 Baroness Butler-SlossPioneering advocate Baroness Butler-Sloss will shine a spotlight onto the issue of slavery in Britain today. In 2014, the Home Office estimated that there were up to 13,000 people enslaved in the UK. Mostly invisible, these people are exploited in many ways, from being forced to work in brothels, factories, farms and fishing boats, to growing cannabis and even harvesting organs.

As part of an all-party working group of MPs and Lords, Baroness Butler-Sloss steered the 2015 Modern Slavery Act into law.  This legislation contained a transparency of supply chains clause – a world first. The Baroness will reflect on the progress made in the eighteen months since the law came into force and the scale of the problem which remains.

Known for her high-profile work in family law and for being the first female Justice in the Court of Appeal, the Baroness has been praised for her "extraordinary understanding of people from all walks of life" Alan Levy QC and as "very practical, very down to earth, very robust, and very decisive" Richard Gordon QC.

Tickets are £15 and are available to book online (booking fee applied) or by cash or cheque made payable to Godolphin and Latymer School via The Development Office, Godolphin and Latymer School, Iffley Road, London W6 0PG.

All sales will support the Godolphin and Latymer Bursary Fund.


 

Introducing small talks a new type of event at G & L where we explore contemporary issues in a less formal setting than the Public Lectures...

    
 

Dexter Dias QC
"FGM: An ongoing national and international scandal"
Tuesday 15 November, 7pm, Bishop Centre

 
 

Dexter Dias QC, human rights lawyer, researcher at Cambridge and Harvard and part-time Crown Court judge, explores one of the greatest human rights issues facing the world today: Female Genital Mutilation.
 
FGM is a criminal offence, child abuse, one of the most egregious forms of gender-based violence and the social control of women and yet there are 65,000 at-risk girls in the UK. And 200 million women worldwide live with the devastating legacy of this harmful practice.  How can we protect them?
 
Dexter Dias has fought against this practice in the UK and internationally, writing reports to the United Nations and chairing and co-authoring a major report to the Parliamentary Inquiry into FGM which resulted in significant changes in the law including new High Court powers to intervene to protect girls from mutilation.  Join us to examine the serious obstacles that still lie ahead to change the future of millions of young women.
 
Dexter Dias is a past finalist for Liberty and JUSTICE’s prestigious Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Award. He was nominated for “his outstanding commitment to the rule of law and justice for all; for his deep devotion to ensure that the voices of the weakest in society are heard.

 

Please be aware: the content of this talk may not be suitable for under 15s.

 

Tickets are £15 and are available to book online (booking fee applied) or by cash or cheque made payable to Godolphin and Latymer School via The Development Office, Godolphin and Latymer School, Iffley Road, London W6 0PG.

 

 

All sales will support the Godolphin and Latymer Bursary Fund. (Registered Charity No. 312699)

 


If you are interested in becoming a Friend of G & L or attending any of our future events, please email the Development Office on lectures@godolphinandlatymer.com or call on 020 8735 9550

 

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