Lunchtime history proving popular

A new series of brief and colourful Thursday lunchtime lectures on the kings and queens of England, from 1066 to the present day, given by different History teachers and designed to help all students gain a better sense of British chronology is proving popular. Lectures have taken place on William the Conqueror, William II, Henry I, Stephen and Matilda, and Henry II, covering every monarch in turn to conclude with Elizabeth II sometime after Christmas. Last week’s lecture by Head of History, Jonathan Selby, focussed on Richard The Lionheart. Staff have said that these lectures have considerably aided their attempts to answer University Challenge questions successfully, as well as the million pound question (who was Henry II’s wife?) on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?!


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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