"Bolton School Girls' Division is highly successful in meeting its aim to realise the potential of each pupil. The quality of pupils’ achievement and learning is excellent."

ISI Inspection of the Girls' Division 2016

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Arts and Sciences Enrichment Lectures

Throughout 2017-18, Bolton School Girls’ Division will host a series of Arts and Sciences Enrichment Lectures. These evening events are free and open to the public. Refreshments are available from 6.30pm and parking is available in the Girls’ Division Quad (signposted on the night).

If you would like more information, or to book a place for one of our talks, please contact our coordinators for academic enrichment:

Arts: Mrs J Hone (jhone@boltonschool.org)
Sciences: Mr B Ickringill (bickringill@boltonschool.org)

Evening Talks
Girls’ Division Great Hall, 7.00pm

Friday 22 September 2017: Arts
John Pugh, former MP
Life at Westminster

Thursday 5 October 2017: Sciences
Isobel Garner, former Chartered Civil Engineer
Engineering the Building Blocks of Life

Wednesday 11 October 2017: Arts
Antigone, Actors of Dionysus

Monday 4 December 2017: Sciences
Tomasz Schafernaker, Meteorologist &  BBC Weather Presenter

Wednesday 31 January 2018: Arts
Dr Peter Vardy, philosopher and theologian
‘Sexual Ethics’

Tuesday 20 February 2018: Arts
Dr Michael Scott, Associate Professor in Classics & Ancient History

Monday 5 March 2018: Sciences
Jeff Ralph, Office for National Statistics
‘Society and Teenagers: How statistics reveal the changes in young people’s lives through the last century’
The Royal Society of Statistics William Guy Lecture 2017/18

Week commencing 17 April 2018: Sciences
Science Event, Details TBC

Tuesday 1 May 2018: Arts
Arts Festival, Guest TBC

Wednesday 2 May 2018: Arts
Arts Festival with poet Simon Armitage


The inaugural lecture series in 2016-17 was a huge success. The guest speakers were as follows; follow the links to read a recap of each evening:

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb

TV historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb gave a talk about the Tudors

Prof Jeff Forshaw

The origins of the universe were explored by Professor Jeff Forshaw during his talk

Dame Evelyn Glennie

Dame Evelyn Glennie's performance in the Girls' Division Great Hall for the 2017-16 lectures