Category Archives: INSPIRE Events

INSPIRE – Political Philosophy Workshop

For this week’s INSPIRE we welcomed Dr Matthew Rendall from the School of Politics and International Relations at Nottingham University.  Dr Rendall’s workshop was entitled ‘Is any bargain fair, if everyone freely agrees’.  He posed some thought-provoking philosophical dilemmas to the audience before animated debate ensued. The evening was both highly enjoyable and informative, with some fantastically stimulating dialogue between the…

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INSPIRE ‘From Paws to Paddington’ – Wednesday 24 January

At this week’s INSPIRE, we were joined by Dr Hannah O’Regan from the Department of Archaeology at Nottingham University.  Thank you to Dr O’Regan for her fascinating exploration of the human relationship with brown bears through time, from archaeological and cultural perspectives.

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INSPIRE – Exploding the Myths of WW1

We had an excellent turnout from Years 10-13 (including many historians) for this week’s INSPIRE.  Br Cave captivated the audience from start to finish with his engaging delivery and expert insight into military technology in the First World War. My thanks to Br Cave (Old Ratcliffian) for a thoroughly informative evening and for bringing a fascinating array of artefacts, which…

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INSPIRE – Wednesday 29 November

There was standing room only at this week’s INSPIRE as we welcomed Old Ratcliffian, Andrew Finan, who offered a captivating presentation: ’Entrepreneurship: Making Luck and Learning Lessons’. Andrew’s illustrious and varied career has seen him write a critically-acclaimed business book ‘Corporate Christ’, create a multi-award winning language game, KLOO, and enjoy a period as Managing Director at IMG, global leader in fashion, sports and fashion.   Sarah Astill (Year 12) writes: ‘The most important…

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