Talks & Presentations

As part of our academic extension activities we offer a wide range of talks by visiting speakers, Stockport Grammar School staff and pupils themselves. Pupils who would like to offer a talk should contact Mr Thorley, Ms Pazos, Mr Ellis or Mr Swann. All pupils are welcome to attend.

The table below shows talks and presentations for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Author Talks



Additional Information

11 October 2016

Shane Hegarty Shane Hegarty is the author of the ‘Darkmouth’ fantasy series. Book 1 was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016

Café Sci




20 & 27 September 2016

Virtual Reality and the MOD: Experience a parachute jump with an Oculus Rift headset on  Major Lamb

7 October 2016

Dinosaurs: death, discovery and display Elspeth Wallace from University of Manchester (Old Stopfordian)

8 November 2016

X-Ray imaging Sarah Jane Clelland, School of Material Science, University of Manchester

18 November 2016

Engineering Careers Mr Tim Mitchell

22 November 2016

Advanced drug delivery William Goundry from AstraZeneca

29 November 2016

Geotechnical engineering Maddie Rock

13 December 2016

Fractals Dr Katie Steckles from Think Maths 

17 January 2017

Plant biology Danielle Satterthwaite

24 January 2017

Engineering talk Dan Burton

31 January 2017

Medical physics Steven Jackson





15 September 2016

Planes James Pickup 3S

22 September 2016

What is Reality?  Richard Klomp U4

29 September 2016

Shark Conservation Frogfish

6 October 2016

Why history is the future Amy Lynch L2

13 October 2016

Trump Richard Seed L2

3 November 2016

Lord of the Rings  Harry Matthews 4T and Alan McCartney 4M

10 November 2016

Games of Thrones novels Josh Brougham 4C and Luke Bennett 4M

17 November 2016

The Great Russian Novel Asad Raza U2

24 November 2016

Hillsborough Mrs Lawson

1 December 2016

Archaeology Ollie Sheard U2

8 December 2016

Mycenae Elicia Wilson U7

12 January 2017

Role of female protagonist in plays in history Izzie Heis U3

19 January 2017

To be advised Alex Grant L4

26 January 2017

To be advised Mr Thorley

2 February 2017  

To be advised Max Jackson

9 February 2017

Why we should reintroduce wolves as a native predator Rosie Walkley U9

16 February 2017

Gothic Literature Rev. Leaver and guests

2 March 2017

Prisons Sophie Vardon

9 March 2017

Child Psychology Penny Bowring U4 and Anna Hanson U4

16 March 2017

Sleep Ellen Mobley U9

23 March 2017

Life on the other side  Seun Odusanya U1

30 March 2017

Fishing Allan Purves 3P and Liam Oakes 3P

6 April 2017

Kurt Vonnegut Asad Raza U2

27 April 2017

100mph race James Pickup 3S and Sam Lavender 3R