Fireside Talks

Outstanding speakers visit Wellington on a weekly basis to offer talks, lectures and seminars to our pupils - and frequently to our parents too!

Calendar of Availability 2021
Availability Non-Residential Residential Weddings
Feb 17 arrow 21
available available
Mar 27 arrow 31

Apr 01 arrow 18
available available available
May 02 arrow 03
available available
May 31

Jun 01 arrow 06
available available
Jul 12 arrow 31

Aug 01 arrow 23
available available
Oct 03
available available
Oct 17 arrow 31
available available available
Nov 27 arrow 28
available available
Dec 18 arrow 20
available available
Malcolm Rifkind speaking about Russia Master's Lecture Series

Wellington College is renowned as a crucible of educational debate and intellectual discovery, and this is, in no small part, due to the outstanding speakers who step through our gates on a weekly basis to offer talks, lectures and seminars on a wide range of topics to our pupils and, often, our parents too.

All Wellingtonians have the opportunity to hear leading voices and thought-leaders from the world of science, politics, business and education through our Fireside Talks series and Master’s Lectures, to which pupils and other members of the Wellington Community are welcome.

This term’s speakers


18th Ben Saunders, Polar explorer and endurance athlete, in conversation with Will Greenwood
Success is Not a Finish Line

25th Will Carling OBE, former England Rugby Union captain
My England Days, Then and Now


1st Annabel Croft, former professional British tennis player and current radio and TV presenter
Trust Your Instinct

8th Raymond Antrobus MBE, British poet
Poetry and Memory

22nd Dr Arianne Shahvisi, anticolonial feminist philosopher
Why There is No Such Thing as Reverse Sexism!


1st Professor Anthony Grayling CBE,  Master of New College of Humanities
Why Do Human Rights Matter?

15th Ed Brooks, Executive Director of the Oxford Character Project
Post COVID and Trump: is it time for a new leadership paradigm?

22nd Dr Pragya Agarwal, behavioural scientist and author
The History of Racism

To read more about all aspects of academic extension at Wellington College, please visit our Scholarship For All website.