Mercers' Lectures at Dauntsey's

Reverend Richard Coles delivered the last of this season's Mercers' Lectures at Dauntsey's School recently. The school will be welcoming Olivier Award-winning producer Colin Ingram in January followed by jet suit innovator Richard Browning.

Mercers' Lectures at Dauntsey's
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Reverend Richard Coles – often referred to as 'Britain's favourite Vicar' – delivered the last of this season's Mercers' Lectures at Dauntsey's School recently.

Head Master Mark Lascelles said: "The Mercers' Lectures provide us with a platform to bring a diverse range of speakers to the school for not only our pupils and parents, but also for the wider community.

"The quality of speakers this term has been superb, covering topics such as inclusivity and acceptance, sustainable entrepreneurism and black history, and I am sure the final two lectures of this series will be just as engaging."

The school will be welcoming Olivier Award-winning producer Colin Ingram in January followed by Richard Browning, the Founder and Chief Test Pilot of Gravity Industries which designs, builds, and flies jet suits.

Earlier this term, audiences enjoyed a lecture from historian, filmmaker and award-winning author David Olusoga and Zoe Bayliss Wong, e-commerce and fashion retail specialist.

The Mercers' Lectures are named in recognition of the links between Dauntsey’s and the Mercers’ Company.

The school was founded by Alderman William Dauntesey, Master of the Worshipful Company of Mercers, in 1542.

The lectures are open to everyone, and entry is free of charge, but tickets must be reserved through the school website.

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