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.
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.