Talks are a central feature of a wide-ranging 'After Hours' programme.
There is a regular series of Sixth Form talks. Recent speakers have included Liam Fox, David Loyn, Ed Smith, Martin Bell and Sir Peter Wall. For details, see the calendar.
The various school societies such as the Harvey Society (Science), Marlowe Society (English), Durnford Society (History), Pater Society (Classics) and Blaxland Society (Geography) organise frequent talks from outside speakers. These have included: Sebastian Barker on being a poet; Professors Paul Freemont and Dick Kitney on 'Engineering and Biology in the 21st Century'; Stanley Wells on 'Shakespeare's Sonnets'; Professor Stephen Harrison on 'Virgil: Aeneid'.
'After Hours' events also include: an inter-house debating competition, informal concerts and art workshops, not to mention year group discos.
The King's Society also organises talks, most of which are open to pupils. Recent speakers have included Artemis Cooper, Peter Snow (shown here), Tom Hart Dyke and Richard Holmes. See: King's Society.