Category: Senior News

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…

Advent Service

24th November 2023

In its second year, the Advent Service has become a standout event in the Michaelmas Term, taking place by candlelight in the atmospheric setting of Holy Trinity Church. Whilst it is the central Christian season of expectation and preparation as the Church prepares to celebrate the coming of Christ, its perennial message of hope and…

DARO Reunion: Classes of 2000, ’01 & 02

24th November 2023

On Saturday, the Development & Alumni Relations Office held a reunion for the Classes of 2000, ’01 and ’02 to celebrate 20 years since they left the RGS. It was a wonderful evening, and the OGs had a fabulous time exploring the School again – old haunts and classrooms as well as new spaces which…

OG Arvid Lindblad

24th November 2023

Arvid Lindblad had a very successful first season in the Italian F4 this year, leading for the majority of the year. Sadly, in the closing stages, engine troubles meant the car let him down and the title escaped him. That said, he finished the year by winning the prestigious F4 GP Macau race, and then…

Podcast 2: Nepal & Vietnam Expeditions

22nd November 2023

In the second instalment of the international podcast series, I was joined by Dr Fanti-Byrne, Ms Spencer, Hugo in the Upper Sixth and Ollie, Ollie T and Will in the Lower Sixth to discuss this year’s expeditions to Nepal and Vietnam. Dr Fanti-Byrne started the conversation by discussing the purpose behind our joint expeditions with…

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….

Reflection: Perseverance

20th November 2023

In my opinion, perseverance is one of, if not the most, important trait that a person can have.  The ability to put in continued effort to do or achieve something, even in the face of difficulty and adversity, is arguably the key to success in life. One of the greatest inhibitors to reaching this success…

The King’s Lecture: Angellica Bell

20th November 2023

On Thursday 9 November, the RGS welcomed Angellica Bell back to deliver the King’s Lecture for this term. Eight years ago, she made her first public appearance here as, in 2016, The One Show ran a feature on the School’s involvement in the 1991 Juno space mission when the RGS was the first school to…

Dipo Faloyin on Challenging Sterotypes of Africa

20th November 2023

The Geography department were delighted to welcome Dipo Faloyin back to the RGS to challenge stereotypes of Africa. A really though-provoking talk with lots of questions from our First Form students at the end.

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…