The academic enrichment speaker programme at Sevenoaks School seeks to connect students and the wider Sevenoaks School community with eminent thinkers to debate key issues and big ideas. 

Simon Stephens
Friday 2 March, 6.15pm

Why Theatre? 
Playwright Simon Stephens (Punk Rock, Birdland and adaptations of A Doll's House, The Seagull and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time) on writing for the stage.

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Recent speakers have included: 

Evan Davis (BBC broadcaster) on Post Truth and Populism: the World in 2017

Baroness Patience Wheatcroft (journalist and life peer) on The House of Lords: Undemocratic Anachronism or Fearless Check on Power?  

John Lanchester (novelist and literary journalist) on the Decade since the 2008 Crash

Dr Tim Rogan (Philosopher and author of The Moral Economists) on Self, Society and the End of History.

Alastair Macaulay (Chief Dance Critic of the New York Times) on Ballet and the Male Gaze

Chris Giles (Economics Editor of the Financial Times), Gerard Lyons (Chief Economics Adviser to Boris Johnson) and Adam Boulton (Sky broadcaster) on the case for and against Brexit

Francis Hardinge (novelist) on the power of fantasy

David Olusoga (BBC Presenter) on Black History