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Visiting Speakers

Dulwich has very active academic societies and which all have regular speakers coming to present to boys. With central London on our doorstep with its outstanding universities, we also have access to some of the world’s leading academics. If boys are interested in a society which does not exist as a discrete subject, then they are encouraged to set up their own society or club.

Recent visiting speakers include:   
Emmanuel Jal, child soldier to peace activist  Speaking to pupils at Dulwich College and from SSLP 
David Thomson, world-renowned film historian and OA  GE Moore lecture: Dulwich Goes to the cinema 
Huw Edwards, BBC Broadcaster  Leading a journalism and languages seminar   
Gabriele Finaldi OA, Director of the National Gallery  Visiting the ‘Phoenix & Unicorn Exhibition’ at Dulwich College  
Anne Desmet RA and Jennifer Scott, Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery   ‘In Conversation on wood engraving - Coming into the light’ and Private View, 
Helen Whittaker, stained glass artist  Unveiling of Commemorative Stained Glass in Lower Hall and workshops with pupils 
Julian Hitch, Kung Fu Master and OA   Led a Lower School kung fu workshop 
Guy Singh-Watson, Riverford Organic, Professor Simon Werrett,  Robin Tarbet, artist and representative from Lush, Rebecca Noble  Upper School Symposium ‘Consumption’ (Key note speakers) 
Jez Bond, Artistic Director of The Park Theatre and OA  Adjudicator for the Upper School House Drama 
Keith Tyson, artist  Art History Lecture 
Frances Hardinge, author  Speaking to Y8 pupils about her writing 
Josh Ibuanokpe, professional rugby player and OA  Coaching and scrum training with First XV  
Arjun Gupta, student and entrepreneur and OA  Speaking to pupils in Y9-13 on entrepreneurship 
Dr Matthew Brown, Pain Consultant,  Royal Marsden Hospital  Speaking to pupils in Ys 9-13 on the neuroscience of pain 
Helen Hayes, MP  Speaking to the Economics Society 
Professor Robert Eaglestone, Royal Holloway University  An interactive talk for pupils from Dulwich College, The Charter School, The Elmgreen School and City Heights E-ACT on why we should study English & the essential skills it practices 
Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service  Speaking to pupils in Y12-13 on the role of the Foreign Office 
Francesca Miles, dance teacher  Delivering a hip-hop dance workshop 
Thomas Trotter, world-leading concert organist  Recital at Christ’s Chapel, Q&A and adjudicator for Bach Fest 
Ross Montgomery, author  Speaking to JS pupils from his latest book ‘Christmas Dinner of Souls’ 
David Bates, Professor of Cancer Research at Nottingham University  Speaking to pupils in Y11-13 on Cancer research 
Samantha Ward, a virtuoso international Concert Pianist  Adjudicating Piano Competition 
Professor Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese Studies and Director,  Lau China Institute  Speaking to the History Society 

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