The Bexwyke Lecture - Schools Together
site logo

The Bexwyke Lecture

The Bexwyke Lecture is an annual event held at The Manchester Grammar School which involves pupils from primary schools across the area visiting the School to hear from a high-profile speaker on a range of academic topics.

Aims

The aim is to offer a stimulating day for Year 4 and 5 pupils at primary schools across Greater Manchester, with a high-quality speaker on a range of academic topics.

Background

The Bexwyke Lecture was initiated in 2009 by The Manchester Grammar School to offer enrichment to primary school pupils.

Resources

The Lecture takes place in the Memorial Hall at The Manchester Grammar School and the workshops take place in classrooms across the School. Previous speakers have included Dr Maggie Aderin (astronaut), Caroline Lawrence (writer), Sonali Shah (journalist), Dr Phil Manning (paleontologist) and Alastair Humphries (explorer).

Pupil Involvement

Approximately 400 pupils attend the Lecture each year from primary schools in the area. 170 pupils engage in a workshop associated with the theme of the Lecture.

Frequency

The Bexwyke Lecture is an annual event. The workshops last for the morning and the Lecture for an hour in the afternoon.