Shrewsbury School

Academic Lectures & Events

Throughout the Michaelmas and Lent terms the School organises a range of lectures on a diverse range of subjects. Members of the public are welcome to attend and there is no charge for admission.

These lectures are listed below, together with other academic events on our Calendar.

Saturday 23 June 2018

    All day
    UKCAT Training Day with Medic Portal (Darwin Building)

Wednesday 27 June 2018

    Classical Society: Third Form Talk: "Life as a Legionary Soldier" Ben Kane, Author & Roman Historical Re-enactor (Science Lecture Theatre)

Friday 5 October 2018

    'Nurses and Spies: The role of women in the Great War' - Bastille Society/Shrewsbury Bookfest Remembers lecture by Philip Stevens (Maidment Auditorium)

    Philip Stevens, author of 'The Great War Explained', will talk about the extraordinary women who served and gave their lives in the Great War, including Edith Cavell, Evelina Haverfield and Katherine Harley.

    He will also discuss the many women who left domestic labour to join the war effort and voluntary hospital movement.

    Please note that this is a change to the date originally advertised.

    Tickets are FREE but will need to be reserved via – available from early July 2018.

    If you would like to reserve tickets before they become available on the Ticketsource website, please email with your contact details (name, email address and telephone number).


    This talk is part of Shrewsbury Bookfest Remembers, an annual series of events in partnership with the Shropshire Council, to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

    Other Shrewsbury Bookfest Remembers events taking place this year include:

    • a Study Day on 31st October 2018 in collaboration with the Wilfred Owen Association and The University Centre Shrewsbury. Three eminent academics will talk about the women poets and artists of the First World War and the lasting influence that Wilfred Owen has had on the poets who came after him. For further details and ticket information, please see: Shrewsbury Bookfest Remembers Study Day
    • 'The Pity of War'  - a concert in collaboration with St Chad’s Music Festival to be performed in Theatre Severn on 4th November 2018, one hundred years to the day that Wilfred Owen was killed. Schools and choirs from all over Shropshire will join together to celebrate Wilfred Owen's life and work. The concert will include the world première of a specially commissioned work – Move Him into the Sun – by the renowned choral composer/conductor Bob Chilcott. The orchestra will be led by Shrewsbury School's Director of Music John Moore. Tickets from the Theatre Severn Box Office:
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