Category: Academic

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…

Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s First Folio

21st November 2023

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the publication of William Shakespeare’s First Folio this month, we were delighted to welcome back to the RGS Dr Robert Stagg, an Associate Senior Member of the Faculty of English at the University of Oxford, and a Leverhulme Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon….

English & History Trip to London

20th November 2023

Upper Sixth English Literature and History students enhanced their study of the Windrush generation by visiting the Black Cultural Archives (BCA) in Brixton and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in South Kensington. The day began with a visit to the African and Caribbean War Memorial in Windrush Square, commemorating those who served in the…

ILA/ORIS Presentation Evening

20th November 2023

On November 8, the ILA/ORIS Presentation Evening showcased the outstanding independent research projects of Sixth Form students. These projects, completed during the Trinity Term of the Lower Sixth Form, covered a diverse range of topics. The shortlisted candidates presented confidently on subjects such as historically informed musical performance, hypersonic missiles, the Parisian suburbs’ built environment,…

RGS Model United Nations Conference

20th November 2023

On November 11, around 190 students from RGS and twelve other schools attended our annual MUN conference. Throughout the day, they engaged in rigorous debates on complex and controversial topics such as cultural erosion, antibiotic resistance, religious education in schools, and the global illegal arms trade. Our students demonstrated admirable conduct, embodying our school’s values…

GCSE History Trip

10th November 2023

On November 7, the History Department took 83 Fifth Form Historians to the Old Operating Theatre and the Golden Hinde in London. The Old Operating Theatre, Europe’s oldest surviving medical operating theatre, provided a tailored lecture and demonstration for the AQA “Health and the People” unit, vividly depicting 19th-century surgery challenges. The visit also served…

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

20th October 2023

Anish Sathananthan, OG’20, is studying Engineering at Durham and is Team Principal for the University’s Solar Car Project, leading a team to the 2023 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia in their new solar powered electric car, DUSC 2023. The race starts in Darwin on 22 October and finishes in Adelaide on 29 October covering…