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Palma non sine pulvere Brockhurst and Marlston House School

Next open morning

8 February 2020

10:00 - 12:00

Twin schools combining the best features of single-sex and co-education for children aged two and a half to thirteen

General Studies - Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Each Friday evening in the Autumn and Spring terms our late prep session for our Forms 1, 2 & 3 have been devoted to a series of mind-broadening lectures, workshops and demonstrations.  Many have been led by teachers from senior independent schools, others by specialists in their field. The talks will usually take place in the Great Hall from 6.45 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Autumn 2019 schedule of talks

13 September
Musical Imagery
Composers throughout the generations have sought to evoke imagery within their music and many have accomplished this is in different ways. This talk will focus on how the development of programme music later led to the vivid imagination of film composers in the 20th and 21st centuries. Craig Greene, Director of Music (Stowe)

27 September
"It's Not Rocket Science"
There'll be a brief introduction to the aerodynamics of rockets, followed by a hands-on rocket construction session, followed by the launch. Chris Wheatland, Head of Physics (Marlborough College)

11 October
The birth and development of photography and the Camera Obscura.
Alex Cowan, Photography and Art teacher (Bradfield College)


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