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Lecture Programme

As part of our Sixth Form General Studies curriculum, speakers from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds visit Canford each term. The aim is to provoke debate and challenge existing thinking, as well as offer insights into the wider world.

Example Termly Programme
Emily Garthwaite - Photojournalist Life through the Lens
Mandy Hickson - Tornado Pilot Experiences from the Front Line
James Le Masurier - Founder of Mayday Rescue Mission to Syria
Abi Austen - Correspondent Afghanistan to Transgender USA
Alex Nteung - Refugee Not my worst day
Nicola Morgan - Author and Speaker  Blame the brain
Dr Jennifer Rogers - Mathematician It all adds up
Lucy Clarke - Author The Blue and other stories
Recent Speakers

Laurence Anholt - Novelist 
Abi Austen - Author, UN Special Envoy 
Dean Atta - Poet and Author
Jamie Bartlett - Politics and Technology Thinker 
Laura Bates- Everyday Sexism Project, Author and Journalist 
Colonel John Blashford-Snell - Explorer 
Alison Branitsky - Speaking on living with mental illness 
Britten Sinfonia - World Class Music Residency 
Daisy Buchanan - Award Winning Journalist 
Alastair Ekyn - Sky Sports Commentator and Journalist 
Heather Fell - Olympic British Pentathlete 
Debbie Flood - Olympic Rower
A C Grayling - Philosopher, Writer 
Fiona Hathorn - Women on Boards 
Professor Minesh Khashu - Consultant Neonatologist
James Landale - BBC Diplomatic Correspondent 
Professor William Lane-Craig - American Philosopher 
Sir Oliver Letwin - Politician MP 
Carol Murraine - Eastside Young Leaders 
Marie-Christine Nibagwire - Survivor of the Rwandan genocide 
David Olusoga - Historian, Writer and Broadcaster
Henry Schachter - Holocaust Survivor
Sir Anthony Seldon - Historian and Education Commentator
Leila Singh - Leadership coach
Ed Smith - England Cricket Selector 
Peter Tatchell - Gay rights campaigner 
Rabbi Roderick Young - Finchley Synagogue

Hero Photo Slideshow

Canford Festival of Ideas