Category: Academic

A Chaucerian Pilgrimage to Oxford and London

20th March 2024

On Sunday 17 March, the Sixth Form A-Level English Literature students undertook their very own Chaucerian pilgrimage to experience a day of activities centred on the “Father of English Poetry”. Last year, Professor Marion Turner, the J.R.R. Tolkien Professor of English Literature and Language at the University of Oxford, published a widely celebrated “biography” of…

German Trip to the British Film Institute

15th March 2024

On Thursday 14 March, we took the Fourth Form Germanists to a GCSE German Film Study Day at the BFI where, alongside approximately 400 other German students, we watched a series of film clips ranging from a stop-motion animation to a dystopian sci-fi thriller. In addition to describing and predicting the various plotlines, they learnt…

Oxbridge Chemistry Race

1st March 2024

On February 10, the 2024 Oxbridge Chemistry Race unfolded at the campuses of Oxford and Cambridge, drawing participants from schools nationwide. The competition was fierce. The challenge involved two-hour marathon of progressively demanding problems. Among the contenders, the RGS team, proudly named “MitoC8H11O2Ndria powerhouses of chemistry,” included the talents of Alexander, Freddie, Tom, Alex and…

A Visit from Professor Farah Karim-Cooper

14th February 2024

It was a privilege for the English Department to host a visit from Professor Farah Karim-Cooper. Professor Karim-Cooper is the Globe Professor of Shakespeare Studies at King’s College London, Co-Director of Education and Research at Shakespeare’s Globe, the 2023 Honorary Fellow of the British Shakespeare Association and former President of the Shakespeare Association of America….

Scholarship Conference: Breaking Boundaries

12th February 2024

The 2024 RGS Scholarship Conference with the theme Breaking Boundaries, took place on 6 February, welcoming students, parents, Old Guildfordians, and local school attendees to the Auditorium. The event was also recorded to be shared with our international schools in Nanjing and Dubai. Dr Anjan Dutta from the University of Surrey opened the evening with…

‘Speed Debating’ MFL Workshop

26th January 2024

We welcomed nearly 80 students from Reed’s, St John’s, Tormead, St Cats and Menuhins School for a Sixth Form Topic related ‘speed debating’ workshop. The T floor was buzzing with activity as all discussed a wide range of provocative A Level topic in French, German and Spanish: Express divorce; the effects of the media in…

Black British Literature with Dr Saroukhani

8th December 2023

The English Department was delighted to welcome Dr Henghameh Saroukhani, Assistant Professor in Black British Literature at the University of Durham, to participate in a seminar with our Upper Sixth students and a symposium between our Lower Sixth students and their counterparts at Tormead School. This term, the Upper Sixth students have been studying an…


1st December 2023

The CWIZZ is an annual literary quiz for Years 5-8, run entirely by a group of authors. Until now it has been London-based, but when the RGS team won the coveted shield at Emanuel School last year, it was suggested that we host a brand-new Surrey CWIZZ. With the support of West Surrey Partnership, 92…

Careers Seminar

24th November 2023

On Wednesday evening, we held the latest Careers Seminar in our series, this time specialising in Finance; always a popular topic and a packed house in the auditorium with 300 RGS students, parents and also students from six local schools. It was great to welcome back OGs Ryan Harding ’14, Sam Green ’18, Ross Groom…

Junior Scholarship Conference

24th November 2023

On Monday 20 November, we were delighted to welcome over 40 members of the First, Second and Third Forms to the Seminar Room for the first ever RGS Junior Scholarship Conference. Much of the credit for organising the event must go to this year’s Senior Scholars’ Council, led by president Alexander. The Council were keen…

Open Events

Our next Open Events take place as follows:

RGS Prep: Open Morning Wednesday 8 May for those considering RGS Prep for September 2024 or 2025.

RGS Senior: Small Group Tours in the Trinity Term for those currently in Year 5.


Our October Open Days will open for bookings later in the Trinity Term.
Register your details for Prep or Senior here and we will email you as soon as the dates are available to book.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.