‘Horizons’ – The Sixth Form Lecture Programme

‘Horizons’, is the Walthamstow Hall Sixth Form Lecture Programme.  It gives students opportunities to broaden their general education, to challenge their thinking by exposing them to a wide range of different viewpoints on important and interesting topics, to develop their critical thinking ability, to provide inspiration and to spark new interests and aspirations.

The lecture programme is attended by all students in Years 12 and 13 and take place once every half term in The Ship Theatre.

The Sixth Form has enjoyed contributions from a wide range of speakers, including:

  • Peter Ashwell on the situation of minority groups living in Palestine
  • Robert Colvin, a lawyer working with the International Justice Mission on Combating Modern Slavery
  • Jillian Haslam, on her journey from extreme poverty in a slum in India to becoming a leading business woman and philanthropist
  • Caroline Jones, author of The Spaces in Between, on mental health and achieving balance in life
  • Dr Hana Leaper, Senior Lecturer at John Moore’s University, Liverpool on ‘The Famous Women Dinner Service’, created by renowned twentieth century British artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant
  • Kiko Matthews, (pictured) on environmental activist and adventurer who in 2018 beat the women’s record for rowing across the North Atlantic
  • Miriam McGuirk, writer on stimulating creativity and using words to their full potential
  • Freddie Naftel, Holocaust Educator on the causes and consequences of prejudice
  • Dr Lucy Ella Rose, Walthamstow Hall Old Girl and Lecturer in Victorian Literature on Women’s Suffrage and Education
  • Mr David Skinner, Global Education Director, Save the Children, on the Rohingya crisis
  • Mr Paul Tweddle, teacher and historian on The Battle of Britain
  • Sarah Weldon on women changing the world using technology
  • Jo Wimble Groves, entrepreneur, co-owner of global award-winning communications company, and motivational speaker on enterprise and technology


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