This annual Lecture series celebrates the vision of our Founder, Andrew Reed, by focussing on the power of education to both transform lives and also to enable social mobility and overcome disadvantage. It also provides an opportunity to hear from prestigious and inspiring speakers, often with a close link to the School, who will illustrate how the legacy of Andrew Reed is still relevant today
This year we are proud to welcome Alex Van Holk as our guest speaker; Alex is not only an Old Reedonian, but also a Paralympian who represented The Netherlands in the Rio Games. In a world that is becoming increasingly challenging for all of us, Alex will share his thoughts on how ‘mind over matter’ helped him to succeed. Alex’s story - we are sure - will aptly encapsulate all the School’s key values which we seek to instil in all our pupils, namely integrity, compassion, curiosity, resilience, responsibility and independence. Values which we know were integral to the work of Andrew Reed 200 years ago.
The evening will be held in our Assembly Hall starting at 7.00pm with the presentation commencing at 7.30pm, followed by a short informal drinks reception.
(Note: places are limited due to capacity restrictions, so will be allocated on a first come, first served basis).