The Thomas Hardye School

Community Lectures Extra at Thomas Hardye

We will be running some events as an 'extra' to our regular Community Lecture Programme. In addition, we sometimes work in Partnership with other organisations or are invited to take part in their events. Details of such events will be published on this page.


David Thomas - Memory Masterclass

Wednesday 25th September 6.30-7.30
The Thomas Hardye School Theatre

In addition to this year’s series of community lectures we are delighted to invite you to attend a “memory masterclass”.
David Thomas’ achievements include:
• Current world memory record holder for memorising and reciting 100 packs of playing cards
• International Grandmaster of Memory
• Guinness record breaker reciting Pi to 22,500 digits
• No.1 bestselling author
• Spoken for 22 years in 24 countries
• 500+ media appearances worldwide
• BBC World Service, The Times newspaper, Wall Street Journal, even going on The Oprah Winfrey Show that went out to 120 countries and 250 million viewers.

David’s passion is helping people understand and improve their power of recall from students to those of us for whom school is a distant memory. This should be an engaging and interactive talk with something for everybody and a little different from the community lecture series.
An unmissable opportunity to hear a great speaker.

Please note this is on a Wednesday and has an earlier start time of 6.30.
Tickets are available from the school reception from Thursday 12th September
We hope to see you there.

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History Lectures:

Thomas Hardye School

Join us for an exclusive opportunity to hear Southampton University's world class experts
discussing their cutting edge research.

Ideal for A-level students, and members of the public with an interest in history.

Lectures begin at 18:00 in Thomas Hardye School’s 6th Form Centre.

Entrance is Free, with the option to make a donation to charity. Doors open 17:45.

Wednesday 18th September 2019 – Dr Chris Fuller: ‘See it, Shoot it!’: The Secret History of the CIA’s Lethal Drone Programme

Wednesday 16th October 2019 – Dr Joan Tumblety: Rethinking violence and Terror in the French Revolution

Wednesday 20th November 2019 – Chris Prior: ‘"I would annex the planets if I could”: Cecil Rhodes, Britain and building an empire in Africa’

Drone poster

This eye-opening talk will uncover the formally classified history of the most important instrument of U.S. counterterrorism today: the armed drone. Drawing upon research conducted for the completion of his recent book, See It/Shoot It, published by Yale University Press, Dr Christopher Fuller will reveal that, contrary to popular belief, the CIA's covert drone program is not a product of 9/11. Rather, it is the result of U.S. counterterrorism practices extending back to an influential group of policy makers in the Reagan administration.

Wednesday 18 September, 6pm
Thomas Hardye School



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