Annual Headmistress' Lecture
Each year Mrs Hyde takes the opportunity to speak to parents, staff, governors and friends of the school about a particular aspect of education and human development. In recent years, she has spoken about communication and the role of technology in modern society and on spirituality, faith and secularism in education.
This year's lecture entitled 'Harmony: reconnecting with the true purpose of education' took place on Tuesday 26th February. In this lecture, Mrs Hyde considered the growing concern in society regarding the welfare of girls, the heightened levels of anxiety with which they are living, and the toxic effect this is having on their future development as women. Please click here to read the Annual Headmistress' Lecture 2013
Last year's lecture was entitled ‘Touching the Mystery of Things: Attention, Creativity and Freedom'. In this lecture, Mrs Hyde examined the conditions that are conducive to developing a pupil's power of attention both at home and in school and how this power can ultimately harness full and free creative expression. She drew upon the findings of academic research and provided numerous examples in music, dance, mathematics and creative writing. Please click here to read the Annual Headmistress' Lecture 2012
Please click here to be linked to the text of the Annual Headmistress' Lecture 2011
Please click here to be linked to the text of the Annual Headmistress' Lecture 2010