Inspire lectures

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

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 Inspire lecture series and Master’s Lectures, to which pupils and other members of the Wellington Community are welcome.

Recent speakers

  • Adrian Donarski on Astrophotography
  • Dr Rachael McDonnell, University of Oxford — “What Price Water Security?”
  • James Shone on Resilience
  • Sir Malcolm Rifkind on Russia
  • Professor Anthony Fletcher (OW), University of London on the English Civil War
  • Henry Nicholls on the Galapagos
  • Roland Rudd on the EU Referendum
  • Adam Rattray on Art and Architecture under the Nazis
  • Dr Peter Frankopan, University of Oxford on The Silk Roads: a new World History
  • Paul Wooley on The Cultural Impact of the Bible
  • Shami Chakribati on Civil Liberties
  • Laura Witjens, Founder of National Gamete Donation Service
  • Dr Alastair Dunn on Noblemen in Late Medieval England
  • Mark Thompson on the Outer Solar System
  • Andrew Roberts on Napoleon

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