The Ian Leverton Lecture - Schools Together
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The Ian Leverton Lecture

The Manchester Grammar School invites sixth-form pupils from other schools to an annual talk that promotes the study of languages by young people.

Aims

The aim of the Lecture is to promote the study of languages by pupils at The Manchester Grammar School and other schools in the area.

Background

The Ian Leverton Lecture was set up in 2012 in the name of a much-loved Head of Modern Languages here at The Manchester Grammar School. The Lecture invites a speaker to address sixth form pupils on a variety of issues surrounding the study of languages.

Resources

Speakers in the past have been:

2012 - Martin Sixsmith

2013 - Dr Bert Vaux

2014 - Professor Martin Durrell

2015 - Rafael Behr

2016 - GCHQ

The Lecture takes place in the MGS Theatre.

Pupil Involvement

Initially, the Lecture was an internal event, but we have now opened it to local sixth form pupils and have been pleased to welcome pupils from four other schools so far.

Frequency

The Lecture and workshop take place annually, and last one hour.