A wide and varied programme brings guest speakers to the School on a regular basis, designed to inspire and challenge students.
Recent topics have included:
Engineering at Cambridge University, Siling Zhang.
Is Religious Faith Irrational? Dr Andrew Stephenson, University of Southampton.
Impact of Climate Change, Kevin Austin, Deputy Executive Director at C40 (as part of a climate change event).
A Day in the Life of a Senior House Officer, Dr Harriette Pearson.
Oxbridge Interview Process.
Languages at University and Beyond. Dr Siobhan McIllvanney, Head of French at Kings College. This is part of a series of 6 sessions by visiting speakers that focus on studying languages at university and careers incorporating languages.
Computer Aided Despatch, Kent Police.
BSc, MSc and PhD at UCL.
Year 11 and 12 welcomed student representatives from Queens College, Cambridge who gave them an insight into their studies and life at Cambridge. They also provided some useful tips on the application and interview process.
On 19th March, Students in Years 12 and 13 welcomed back alumna Livvy Edwards to speak about her experiences studying and working in the Film industry. This forms part of a series of ongoing talks by inspirational alumni.
MedSoc members enjoyed a visit from Dr Pearson, a TGS alumna, who provided them with an insight into her work as a Senior House Officer in Gastroenterology.
Dr Siobhán McIlvanney, Head of French at King’s College London, visited to talk to students about studying languages at university.
On Friday 5th December, Professor A C Grayling of philosophy fame visited Tonbridge Grammar School to question ‘What is Knowledge’ with year 12 students- all of whom are taking Theory of Knowledge as part of the international Baccalaureate- and Year 13 philosophy students.
On Monday 3rd November, Atia Abawi, experienced Foreign Correspondent and recently published novelist, attended TGS to speak to students in years 10-13. Atia explained her ambition and career progression in journalism, as part of which she spent 4 years living and working in Afghanistan for CNN.
onbridge Grammar School (TGS) flew the French flag on 7th November to welcome students from Collège Georges Baudoux in New Caledonia, for a conference on climate change.
Dr Kevin Austin Deputy Executive Director at C40, a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change, shared ways that 96 of the world’s greatest cities are taking bold climate action and hosted interactive workshops.