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NEWS: PRISM - interdisciplinary investigationFollowing the success of October’s first PRISM ...


Date published: Thu 14 Dec 2017   Category: Co-Curricular


Following the success of October’s first PRISM – Interdisciplinary Investigation event, which centred around the theme of truth, Whitgift’s academic scholars and a host of other boys were given the opportunity to enquire into light and its cultural significance.

Three exciting mini-lectures were given from Dr Kevin Ralley, Mr Sam Thater, and Mr Alan Weakley, which included intriguing video slides, analysis of Spanish paintings, and live music. The students were left energised and edified, and were invited to pursue their own independent research by entering the latest Academic Enrichment essay competition.

Daniel Ortiz (Upper Third Form), Julian Cheng (Upper Fifth Form), and Freddie Rawlins (Lower Sixth Form) won their respective categories, for their essays on truth, receiving book tokens as their prizes. 

Following on from this seminar, Whitgift’s enquiring minds from the Lower School were treated to their own exclusive event, encouraging the boys to show their own Enlightenment spirit and love of learning for its own sake. The mini-lectures this time round came from Mr Miles Thompson, Mr Adam Cotton, and Miss Emma Mitchell, including an exploration of classical myths, an examination of the Enlightenment and its effects, and a fascinating video lecture on the science behind light itself.

Participants were invited to pursue their own independent research by entering the latest Academic Enrichment essay competition, investigating light in a subject area of their own choosing. We look forward to their responses.

Keep an eye out for more PRISM sessions in Lent Term, exploring themes of freedom and water.

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