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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 2021-2022 academic year. More will be announced in due course.

Date Speaker(s) Topic
16th September Sixth Formers from the Medics Society Good Read: Medicine
23rd September Priya Burrow, Fourth Year Fast Fashion
30th September Lucy Ferris, Upper Sixth Sleep
7th October Mr Jamie Swann (Head of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics) Modernity And Its Discontents
14th October Chrysa Dimopoulou, Upper Sixth Should Developing Countries Have To Comply With Environmental Law?
15th October Maya Anderson and Hadiya Adam, Lower Sixth Black Discrimination In Medicine
20th October Dr Vish Mehra, Chair of the Manchester GP Board and Dr Manisha Kumar, Medical Director, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning Covid-19 Vaccination – What You Need To Know…
21st October Jack Stockton, Upper Sixth Accent Discrimination
11th November Mr Alistair Thorley (Head of Classics) COP26: Best Last Chance?
18th November Lucy Thompson, Upper Sixth Slavoj Zizek
25th November Mr Mark Huntingdon, A Star Future Studying Overseas
2nd December Maria Marcheva, Upper Sixth The Medical Ethics Of Screening Embryos
9th December Yasmine Doyle, Upper Sixth OJ Simpson
20th January Group of Philosophy Sixth Formers Moral Responsibility
3rd February Various Harry Potter Book Night
17th February Luca Scorer, First Year The History of Latin America Through Drinks

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 2021-2022 academic year. More speakers will be announced soon.

Date Speaker Information
22nd September Matt Dickinson The event is for First Year pupils. A meet the author and book signing will take place in the Library at lunch
21st January M A Bennett Doing four sessions in the Library (Periods 1, 2, 4 and 5) and a book signing at lunchtime
9th February Anne Fine OBE The former Children’s Laureate is visiting SGS as part of her publicity tour for her latest book ‘Aftershocks’. All First Years and Year Sixes will attend her talk in the Main Hall from 1.50pm to 2.50pm.