Joseph Brierley

The Euro – doomed to failure?

Tuesday 19 September 2017 - Joseph Brierly, Year 13

Joseph is studying economics with a view to reading the subject at university. He will be examining the strengths and weaknesses of sharing a common currency, reflecting on the success of the euro.


My Grandfather’s Watch

Wednesday 4 October 2017 - Nick Bowman-Scargill, OI

Nick is CEO of Fears Watches, a family company that he resurrected after several years working for Rolex. He will be discussing the technology of creating heirloom watches as well as the skills needed to launch a business in the contemporary market.

The Russian Revolution 100 years on - a fresh perspective

Thursday 19 October 2017

The History and Russian departments collaborate to analyse 100 years of Russian history, considering whether the objectives of the revolution have been achieved and reflecting on the state of Russia now. Teachers and students will work together to present the lecture.


The Hintlesham Murders

Tuesday 14 November 2017 - Harvey Osborne, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Suffolk

Dr Harvey Osborne is the Course Leader for History at the University of Suffolk. He is a social historian of modern Britain, with a particular interest in rural history. His focus is the Ipswich serial murders that took place between 30 October and 10 December 2006, during which time the bodies of five murdered women were discovered at different locations near Ipswich, Suffolk, England. All of the victims were women who had worked as prostitutes in the Ipswich area.

Elizabeth Head

The Modern Population Crisis

Tuesday 12 December 2017 - Elizabeth Head, Head Girl

This was the focus of Lizzie’s EPQ research. She will discuss and evaluate the effects of a ‘one child’ policy as a population control device and highlight the implications for contemporary China.


How we should live: navigating the 'Sea of Ethics'

Thursday 18 January 2018 - Inigo Chancellor, OI

Inigo is taking a gap year before reading Philosophy at university. Having studied Philosophy, Religion & Ethics at A Level, he is looking forward to indulging his passion in preparing for this lecture and sharing his ideas

Lauren cross

Terminal exams. Terminal stress

Thursday 8 February 2018 - Lauren Cross, former Head of Psychology at Ipswich School

Lauren left us last summer to complete her Master’s degree in which she will be focusing on the impact of continual testing on the mental health of the young. This will be a presentation exploring the correlation between our current education system and the rising concerns about mental health issues.


Clarifying Complex Inheritance, from Mendel to Crick & Watson

Wednesday 7 March 2018 - Dr D Galton

An expert in his field, Dr Galton will explain Mendalian Genetics and consider the implications of eugenics as our ability to manipulate genes develops. Before retirement, Dr.D.J.Galton. was based at the Department of Human Metabolism and Genetics, St. Bartholomews Hospital London


The Implications of Climate Change

Wednesday 25 April 2018 - Daisy Gemmel and Oscar Taylor, Year 13

Our two keen geographers will be extending the scope of Daisy’s EPQ, considering the implications of climate change on the planet and the way in which we live. Is it too late to reverse some of the effects of our behaviour on the environment? How will we need to adapt to inevitable change?