Mercers’ Lectures 2015

Last week a very special guest speaker, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, joined us at Dauntsey's for his Mercers’ Lectures.

Before the lecture a group of Sixth Formers joined Sir Ranulph Fiennes for drinks and a dinner. It was great to be able to speak to Sir Ranulph on a one to one basis and his tales of adventures sounded astounding to all of us and inspiring too. It was a pleasure to have had this opportunity to talk about his action packed lifestyle and to understand a more detailed background about the world's greatest explorer.

The lecture itself intrigued the audience with vivid details and images of his explorations and combined with his hilarious dry sense of humour, it was a show stopper! In short, I think the turnout alone speaks for the quality of the lecture. With expectations of over 750 people, the hall ended up seating just over 1000 eager listeners. I myself, and many others cannot express our gratitude to Sir Ranulph Fiennes for taking the time to come and inspire us all.

By Nathan Sturges

Next Mercers’ Lecture
Thursday 1 October
James Turner, Head of Communications at Greenpeace International

All lectures commence at 7.30pm and will be held in either the Memorial Hall or the new Pavilion; please check on the School website on the day of the event. Entry is free, but please contact the School if you wish to attend, either by sending an email to or by telephone on 01380 814500. Before attending, please check the website for any alterations to the programme.

For full details of the Mercers’ Lecture season and other events
please see Dates at Dauntsey’s page.