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Dates for the Diary

Spring Term 2018

*Booking Suspended*
Mercers' Lecture: Nigel Owens MBE
6 February 2018

Nigel Owens MBE is recognised as one of the world’s best rugby referees. Born and bred in Mynyddcerrig, he first picked up the referee whistle aged 16. Nigel officiated his first international game in 2005 between Ireland and Japan in Osaka and made his World Cup debut in 2007 refereeing the Argentina versus Georgia game in Lyon. He is the first openly gay man to referee at the highest level.


Mercers' Lecture: Jo Fairley
8 March 2018

Jo Fairley co-founded Green & Black’s Chocolate in 1991. Dreamt up on a rainy night on London’s Portobello Road, Green & Black’s has grown into a $100 million worldwide brand. ‘Green’, because it was organic and ‘Black’ because it was the darkest chocolate on the market. The company is now owned by Cadbury and Jo continues to champion its worldwide success. Jo has become an established entrepreneur; she co-wrote a series of Beauty Bible Books, and in 2014 launched the Perfume Society.

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Mercers' Lecture: Heather Stanning OBE
27 April 2018

Heather Stanning is a double Olympic champion, double World champion, quadruple World Cup champion and double European champion. Paired with Helen Glover in 2012, she won an Olympic gold medal, the first ever British Olympic gold medal in women's rowing, and the first gold of the London Games. Major Heather Stanning is a serving officer in the British Army and announced her retirement from rowing in November 2016 to return to active service with the Royal Artillery.

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History Lectures

Lecture on Late Tsarist Russia
Monday 15 January in the William Dauntsey Room
Dr Matt Rendle – Exeter University.




Drama Productions

Lower School Dance Show
30 - 31 January 2018 in the Memorial Hall

Over 200 pupils take part in the annual Dance Show and it is always an evening full of energy and excitement. The show presents a huge variety of dance styles and really shows off the talents and versatility of our pupils. The audience enjoy dance acts from styles such as contemporary, musical theatre, ballet and street dance.

Black Comedy
27 - 29 February 2018 in Annabel's

A Struggling artist Brindsley Miller and his fiancée, Carol, are throwing a party to impress Carol’s overbearing father, Colonel Melkett, and millionaire art dealer Georg Bamberger with the hope that Bamberger may purchase some of Brindlsey’s sculptures. Brindsley’s neighbour, Harold, is away so he and Carol have borrowed without permission some of his exquisite furniture in the hope that this will impress the two gentlemen further. However, the main fuse blows before everyone arrives plunging the flat into darkness. What follows is a frantic time with unexpected visitors, mistaken identities and many surprises!

The Railway Children
14 - 16 March in the Memorial Hall

With their father wrongly imprisoned for espionage, three children and their mother have no choice but to move from their London home to the countryside. Looking back on their younger selves, Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis recount tales of their journey to becoming 'The Railway Children' and the mishaps that happened throughout.