Aims of the project
The Public Lecture Programme aims to inspire all who attend its events to see a subject in a new way. All our speakers are carefully chosen for their ability to communicate often complex concepts to an inexpert, and often young , audience. Schools from across the region frequently send pupils to our lectures, whilst the majority of the audience is made up of members of our local community.
The speakers are arranged by two members of the academic staff and administrated by the marketing department. On the night, events are supervised by up to five members of staff and pupil volunteers for a duration of 2 - 3 hours.
The majority of lectures are held in St Peter's School's Memorial Hall, though some events take place in the Shepherd Hall at St Olave's.
Whilst St Peter's pupils are welcome to attend the event, some Sixth Formers will do so as volunteers, helping our guests find their way around. At any given lecture, there are usually at least 3 other schools in attendance, with our ISSP partner school being invited each time.
Frequency and duration
The lectures all take place during term time, with between 5 and 10 lectures per term. This means up to 30 lectures each year, with the attendances growing each time.