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John Glyn Society enrichment lectures held at Colfe’s School

The John Glyn Society is comprised of scholars from each year group and partner schools, and aims to enrich academic life through an annual programme of thought-provoking events and lectures. The society takes its name from and commemorates John Glyn, the founder of the original school in 1574.

Previous speakers who have addressed scholars include:

  • Eminent philosopher Professor A. C. Grayling
  • Journalist and award-winning producer of the BBC series Human Planet Dale Templar 
  • Historian and author Lord Bew
  • Leading historian on Russia and the Soviet Union, Geoffrey Hosking OBE
  • Editor-in-Chief of Gray’s Anatomy Emeritus Professor Susan Standring
  • Irish guitarist Manus Noble and Australian cellist Jehanne Bastoni