Regular talks by distinguished and often well-known visiting speakers have become an important feature of our School life.

There are formal programmes both for the Lower School and for our senior pupils; such talks are often given in assemblies. Lectures are also frequently delivered during one-off visits and at the invitation of our clubs and societies, and especially through our thriving Politics Society.

Hearing from those who have established outstanding careers, or are recognised by their peers as experts in a particular field, provides our pupils with valuable opportunities for learning and for broadening their horizons. We encourage boys not merely to attend and listen carefully, but also to ask thoughtful questions, thus cultivating in them habits of free thinking and of intellectual curiosity.

Here is just a small selection of guests who have spoken at QE in recent years: