The Perse School

42 Lectures

‘…because everything in life is of interest…’

The student and teacher led society known as the 42 hosts lunchtime talks by experts from the world of academia, the arts and business. Named after Douglas Adams’ ultimate answer to the ultimate question in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the 42 is designed to broaden our students’ minds and interests, introducing new ideas and encouraging them to critically assess their views.

In the past couple of years we were delighted to welcome many OPs speaking on a range of interesting topics including: Professor Philip Graham (1949) of Dignity in Dying on assisted dying for terminally ill; Matthew Kenzie (2005) on the Higgs Boson, Dr Mel Rodgers (1999) on volcanoes; Cambridge Classicist Dr Jerry Toner (1986); former Chairman of Tesco Sir Richard Broadbent (1972) and the entrepreneur Nick Pye (1994), to name a few.

Find out more about the 42 programme here.

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