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Culford Pupils Impress during TED Talks Style Lectures


Culford Scholars recently took part in a Culford Talks lecture event. Pupils presented to their teachers and other Scholars for between five and eight minutes on a topic of their choice.

The event was kindly sponsored by Waterstones with vouchers awarded to the two best talks. Culford also welcomed Old Culfordian and professional musician, Amy Milner (2009-2011), back to the School to judge the competition alongside the Head of Sixth Form, Stephen Arbuthnot.

The pupils and topics are listed below:

Rebecca Beardmore (U6) – Is the gender pay gap real?
Max McCrea (U6) – What happened during the Dyatlov Pass Incident?
Lucy Scott (U6) – The Good Life
Natasha Day (U6) – Altruism
Ellie Rushforth (U6) – Why we swear
Freddie Allum (U6) – Can psychopaths be cured?
Charlie Schofield (U6) – Freedom
Jo Gilkes (U6) – Is inflation the missing piece of the Big Bang?
The runner-up was Charlie Schofield who spoke brilliantly about ‘Freedom’ with no PowerPoint slides or notes to aid him. Rebecca Beardmore took first place, backing up her points with thorough research and relating them to everybody in the room.

Head of Sixth Form, Stephen Arbuthnot said: “This is the first year we have given the Scholars the task of a Ted Talks style speech. The aim is to highlight the academic talent that we have here. They were given free rein to create their presentations to wow the audience which they certainly did. Well done to everybody involved.”
Published: May 5 2017

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