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Ashmolean Lectures & Visiting Speakers

“Ashmole gave me the confidence and belief to achieve my dreams” Y13 Student

Ashmolean Lectures & Visiting Speakers

‘These lectures are always surprising and different and open my mind up to new ideas.’ Alex, Year 12.

‘The subjects are really broad and diverse and help us learn about things we wouldn’t normally touch on in the classroom.’ Charlotte, Year 12.

Year 12 Able, Gifted and Talented students are invited to the Ashmolean Lecture Series. This focuses upon varied topics outside of their A Level studies and is delivered by both internal and external speakers. Topics range from film and politics through to environmental issues and economics.

Ashmolean Lecture Programme 2017/18:

Graphic Novels

Henry VIII Six Wives

Is the UK heading for economic collapse?

Cambodian Genocide


Psychology & Mental Health

Graphic Novels

Things You May Not Know

Secularism in France

Medical Ethics

Civil Service Career Paths

Visiting Speakers

At Ashmole we regularly welcome visiting speakers from various walks of life including most recently Dr David Williams, Fellow and Director of Studies, Veterinary Medicine and Pathology, St John's College, Cambridge, Jonny Geller, literary agent and Karen Blackett OBE, CEO of Mediacom.

Dr David Williams, Director of Studies, St John’s College, Oxford

‘Through explaining many of his own academic experiences, Dr Williams was able to effectively provide much needed prompts over the type of student Oxford and Cambridge accepts, and how we can develop our own interests over time.’

Jari, Year 12.

Jonny Geller, Managing Director, Curtis Brown Books, visiting Ashmole

After Jonny Geller’s talk, Year 13 student Caitriona said: ‘It was a pleasure to listen to one of GQ’s 100 most connected men in Britain, he certainly inspired, and provided us with unique knowledge on how to succeed in business.’

Karen Blackett OBE, CEO of Mediacom is the first businesswoman to top the Powerlist 100. She visited Ashmole to talk to 6th Formers about her career.