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Talks and 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 or Mr Swann. All pupils are welcome to attend.

Spotlight On…

‘Spotlight On…’ talks generally take place on Tuesday and Thursday during term time in the Library with a start time of 1pm.

The table below shows the talks and presentations for the 2019-2020 academic year. Talks and presentations for 2020-2021 will be announced in due course.

Date Speaker(s) Topic
12th September Mrs E Suttle (staff) Is Reality Better Than Fiction?
19th September Peter Beese (Chief Engineer at Morgan Sindall Infrastructure & STEM ambassador) Careers In Engineering
26th September Mr A Thorley (staff) Harmsworth – A Talk On Islamophobia
30th September Various SGS Health Matters Book Prize
17th October Sophia Pells (PhD student at Manchester University & STEM ambassador) Fighting Cancer With Nuclear Physics
7th November Ben Daniels (Fifth Year Medical Student, Manchester University) Getting Into Medicine
14th November Sophia Doan (A Star Future Ltd) Applying To Overseas Universities
22nd November Sharon Fraser (PhD student, SEES Manchester University) Science In Archaeology
28th November Andrew Backhouse (Transition Wilmslow Community Group) Plastic Free Society?
5th December Claudia Lindner (Manchester University Research Fellow & STEM Ambassador) Medical Image Computing
12th December Amanda Fourie (Four Heatons Traders Association Community Group) Kick The Plastic
27th February John Phillips and Alan Munday, The Ticker Club Your Family’s Heart
19th March Rob Hewson, CEO and Creative Director at Huey Games Ltd and STEM Ambassador Video Game Design
26th March Tony Cheslett HCF, LCM, TLA: What Do They Mean?

Visiting Speakers

A number of well-known and up-and-coming authors, poets, writers and speakers also visit the school to introduce their work, talk about their inspirations and to take workshops with our pupils.

The table below shows the visiting speakers for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Date Speaker Information
21st January M. A. Bennett The event is for Third Year pupils. A book signing will take place in the Library at lunch
10th February Ross Welford (TBC) The event is for Second Year pupils. A book signing will take place in the Library at lunch
13th February Matt Dickinson The event is for First Year pupils. A meet the author and book signing will take place in the Library at lunch