The Annual Humanities Lecture
The newest addition to The 1887 Lecture Series sees Humanities complete the set. Our first guest is Dr Paul Dean will explore modernism in literature. Dr Dean taught in independent senior schools for twenty years before moving into the prep school world and to Oxford, where he was Head of English successively at the Dragon and Summer Fields. He continues to teach part-time at both schools in retirement, and maintains an active interest in research and publishing. He is a Founding Fellow of the English Association.
The Music Annual Showcase and Lecture
Every year we are privileged to receive professional musicians to perform at The Abbey. The performers run a Q & A session with the girls before the concert, offering invaluable insight into their work and repertoire. Internationally renowned pianists Simon Lepper and Roger Vignoles are regular visitors and they have accompanied acclaimed artists including Dame Felicity Palmer, Nicky Spence, Raphaela Papdakis and Kate Royal.
The Jo Trott Annual Memorial Lecture
Jo Trott taught Biology at The Abbey for over 25 years. She was an inspirational teacher whose love of her subject led many of her students to pursue Sciences at University and beyond, providing an enduring legacy in her name. For the inaugural Jo Trott Memorial Lecture in 2017 we welcomed naturalist and television presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff (Abbey alumna 1991). Future lectures will continue to focus on Science and Enterprise and will be held in the Spring term.
The Giddings Annual Lecture
The Giddings Lecture focuses on Classics and is held in the Autumn term.