The Stamford Lectures are delivered by invited speakers who are expert in their particular field. They are open to our pupils, parents, members of staff, Old Stamfordians and to members of the local community. The lectures support our ethos of encouraging independent learning and intellectual curiosity. They are as valuable for inspiring debate and discussion at home and in the classroom as they are for imparting knowledge: we choose speakers who will be thought-provoking as well as entertaining and informative.
Dr Kevin Fong
A member of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists; has worked as a Consultant in Anaesthaesia and intensive care medicine at UCLH, and was co-founder of CASE Medicine, UCL Medical School;
Professor AC Grayling
A British philosopher and author; previously Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, where he taught from 1991; a supernumerary fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford;
Dr Suzannah Lipscomb
A British historian, academic and television presenter who has written and appeared in a number of television and radio programmes about British history; appointed to a personal chair as Professor of History at the University of Roehampton;
An English constitutional historian and radio and television presenter; formerly a lecturer in history at LSE and written several books on the Tudors;
Producer / Director on BBC’s Seven Worlds One Planet; previously on Planet Earth 2, Wild Arabia, Planet Earth, Life and Frozen Planet.
Our lectures are completely free of charge, and are run as part of our commitment to supporting lifelong learning within our local community. However, we welcome voluntary donations at the end of each lecture: the money you donate will fund transformational bursaries for local children. To find out more about future lectures, and to book your place.