The School aims to stimulate boys’ intellectual curiosity and to expand their horizons beyond the confines of the mandated syllabus.
Each year the School welcomes eminent writers, philosophers, scientists, musicians and sportsmen to teach, present talks, or conduct workshops with the boys. We also host an artist-in-residence for six months each year. Public lectures and recitals are often presented as part of their programme.
Recent visitors to the School have included Dr Christopher Clark (Professor of History, Cambridge); Michael Morpurgo (author, War Horse); Associate Professor Kevin Varvell (on the discovery of the Higgs Boson); Manhattan Transfer and The Idea of North (a capella singing groups); Richard Dawkins (author, The God Delusion); the British and Irish Lions; John Eales (former Wallaby captain); David Horton, Marco Luccio and Peter O’Doherty, (artists-in-residence); Richard Tognetti (leader, Australian Chamber Orchestra).
Other distinguished scholars to visit the School have included Prof. Nils Andersen (Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen), Prof. Simon Blackburn (Cambridge), Prof. Sir Geoffrey Lloyd (Cambridge), Dr Andrew Parker (Oxford), Prof. Bryan Gaensler (Harvard), Ms Marina Warner (London), Prof. Richard Hunter (Cambridge), Prof. Robert Tombs (Cambridge) and Prof. Robin Holloway (Cambridge).