A wide and varied programme brings guest speakers to the School on a regular basis. The series is designed to inspire and challenge students and support their post-TGS journey.
In April and May five universities visited TGS to talk to Year 12 students about university choices and making competitive applications. It was wonderful to welcome back TGS Alumna Alexandra, who is now Admissions Officer at University of Manchester.
Y11 & 12 linguists enjoyed a visit from Christine Mathias, Senior Lecturer in Latin American History and Toby Green, Senior Lecturer and Admissions Tutor at King’s College London, who gave them an insight into studying Spanish and Portuguese at university.
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.