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.

Thursday 23 November 2017

    All day
    English: Upper Sixth Study Day in Birmingham: 'The Duchess of Malfi' (depart Kingsland Hall 8.45am, return 5pm)

Friday 24 November 2017

    Darwin Society: "Do Animals Use Quantum Biology to Navigate?": Dr Alex Jones, University of Manchester (Science Lecture Theatre)

    When a bird migrates at night, how does it know in which direction to fly?

    What biological mechanism allows Monarch Butterflies to navigate nearly 2,000 miles from Southern Canada to their winter roosts in a small area of central Mexico?

    The short answer to these questions is that these animals can perceive the earth’s magnetic field. However, exactly how they can detect such a tiny magnetic field and derive so much information from it has both fascinated and confounded scientists for decades.

    During this lecture, Dr Jones will tell two inter-related stories. One charts the rise of an obscure area of chemical physics to the centre of our understanding of animal magnetoreception. The other describes the path of a (relatively) young chemist from studying quantum control of chemical reactions to electrocuting the larvae of fruit flies!

    Both stories will illustrate how an understanding of the fundamental, and at times abstract, physical laws of physics and chemistry can help the modern research scientist uncover even the most complex secrets of biology and animal behaviour.

    The lecture takes place in the Science Lecture Theatre and is open to the public. There is no charge for admission.

Sunday 26 November 2017

    Art: Scholars' and Extension Programme Trip to Tate Liverpool (John Piper and Roy Lichenstein) (depart Alington Hall 11.30am)

Monday 27 November 2017

    All day
    English: Upper Sixth Study Day in Birmingham: 'The Handmaid's Tale' (depart Kingsland Hall 8.45am, return 5pm)
    Art: Exhibition Opening: Upper Sixth Form Artists "Work in Progress" (Art School)

Tuesday 28 November 2017

    Careers: "A degree course in the USA": Jon Tabbert, Duke Education (Science Lecture Theatre)

Friday 1 December 2017

    British Maths Olympiad

Saturday 2 December 2017

    SAT Tests (registration 7.30-8.00am) (Alington Hall)

    SAT Tests Shrewsbury School will be held in the Alington Hall on Saturday 2nd December 2017.

    Registration is open from 7.30am until 8.00am only, at which point it will be closed and the Tests will commence.

    If you are sitting language tests, please ensure that you have the appropriate equipment with you, as back-up equipment is not available.

    The Tests will finish between 1.00pm and 3.00pm.

    Please see our Directions page for details of how to find the School and a site map.

    Note for Test TakersPlease be aware that Alington Hall is a large hall and although it is heated, sometimes students sitting for long periods can find the room to be cool, so please dress appropriately.

Sunday 3 December 2017

    Art: Fourth Form Drawing Examination Final Session (ends 3pm) (Art School)

Tuesday 5 December 2017

    Fourth Form Enrichment Day: "Science in Action" at Warwick University (depart 8am, return 5pm)
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