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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

In the bohemian Verona Quarter where violence is rife, a group of young people fight a family feud which has raged on for decades. A furious whirlwind of movement and live percussion will bring the passionate tale vividly to life. A thrilling take on Shakespeare’s classic love story, packed with music and imagery. A brand new co-production staged by pupils from MGS and Manchester High School for Girls.

Monday 11 November, 7pm
Tuesday 12 November, 5pm
Wednesday 13 November, 7pm
Thursday 14 November, 7pm
MGS Theatre
Admission free, book your place here.

 

Senior Recital Class

A chance to hear some of the top musicians in the school compete for the prestigious Senior Recital Cup.

Tuesday 12 November 2019, 6.30pm
Memorial Hall
Admission free, no booking required.

 

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Brian Groom

Brian Groom (OM 1966 – 73) - After attending Balliol College, Oxford, Brian started his career on a weekly paper in Goole before moving onto the Financial Times for a career spanning over forty years.  His more senior roles include: assistant editor, political editor, Europe edition editor, comment and analysis editor, and business and employment editor.  In the 1990s,  he was editor of Scotland on Sunday, the Scotsman's Sunday paper.  He retired four years ago, but still works as a freelance journalist and editorial consultant. He lives in Saddleworth.

Humans have conveyed news, orally or in writing, as long as humanity has existed. Waves of technology have revolutionised the way that is done. Today newspapers are in decline and social media is disrupting all forms of communication, including broadcasting. Facebook and Google, which take at least two-thirds of all online advertising, are among those accused of spreading fake news. In future, will any trustworthy sources of news remain?

His talk is entitled: Does the news media have a future?

Thursday 14 November 2019, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free, book your place here.

 

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Lee Fawcett

Dr Lee Fawcett of Newcastle University is the Royal Statistical Society William Guy Lecturer for 2018-19. This is a prestigious and competitive post.  Dr Fawcett is a lecturer in Statistics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics & Physics at Newcastle University. His research interests include innovative methods for teaching statistics, extreme value theory and Bayesian approaches to road safety hotspot prediction. He has given many interactive talks to students with an interest in Statistics and its applications.

His talk is entitled: The Storm of the Century! Using data to anticipate extreme climate events.

Thursday 21 November 2019, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free, book your place here.

 

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Peter Abrahams

Professor Peter Abrahams is a Life Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge, Prof. “Emeritus” of Clinical Anatomy, Warwick Medical School, UK National Teaching fellow 2011; and visiting Prof, NTU Singapore. He is author of over 30 books.     

A British Fulbright Scholar in Anatomy, he was a NHS GP for 45 years and has lectured doctors and surgeons worldwide.  He has been recognised with the BMA Electronic Publishing Prize, the Richard Asher Prize of the Royal Society of Medicine, the Farquharson award of the RCSED and is an “Honoured Member” of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists. 

His lecture will show how astute and accurate Leonardo da Vinci was and how he was one of the greatest anatomists ever to have lived.  He personally dissected more than thirty human corpses to explore every aspect of anatomy and physiology, and recorded his findings in drawings of unparalleled beauty and lucidity. Had he published his research, Leonardo would have transformed scientific knowledge of the human body.  Many of Leonardo’s drawings are strikingly similar to modern medical images illustrated in this lecture. 

His talk is entitled: Leonardo Da Vinci - A 15th Century artist whose concepts & original ideas anticipated 21st Century imaging

Thursday 5 December 2019, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free, book your place here.

 

Christmas Carol Service

Celebrate the arrival of the festive season with MGS Choir (Senior and Junior Schools) in a traditional carol service.

Thursday 12 December 2019, 6.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, Platt Lane, Manchester M14 5NF
All welcome

 

MGS Christmas Concert

A celebration of seasonal music given by the large ensembles from all sections of the Senior School.

Monday 16 December 2019, 6.30pm
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free, no booking required

 

MGS Burns' Night

Burns' Night is a popular and successful annual event run by the MGS Parents' Society, consisting of traditional Scottish dinner, dancing and music, complete with a licensed bar. Dress code is black tie (kilts optional).

Saturday 18 January 2020, 7.30pm (with a drinks reception from 6.30pm)
MGS Refectory
Book your place
here.

 

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Yass Al-Hassani

We are delighted that this lecture is in partnership with MACFEST UK, the Muslim Arts and Culture Festival.  

Yass Al-Hassani  (OM 1991 – 98) completed an MSc. at the Manchester Business School. He is MD of 105solutions.com, a Management Consultancy specialising in the Business Intelligence industry. He is a Trustee of an educational Charity, the Foundation for Science, Technology & Civilisation, FSTC UK, FSTC.org.uk.  The Charity aims to collate & popularise the cultural roots of early inventions which still affect our modern world, in order to highlight the shared cultural & technological inheritance of humanity. It is non-political, non-sectarian & non-religious in approach. His passion for fast cars is driven into RAWautomotive.com, which specialises in upgrading performance cars. Yass is also a professionally trained actor & model featuring in numerous productions, commercials & corporate shoots.  You may recognise him from Peaky Blinders.

His talk is entitled: 1001 Years of Amnesia: 1001 Inventions

Thursday 23 January 2020, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free, book your place here.

 

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Louise Karwowski

Dr Louise Karwowski is product owner for Cognassist, a tool that profiles brains and supports thinking and learning. Her previous jobs working with neurodiverse learners and disabled students and completing a doctorate in quantum mechanics have provided a platform to her work for Cognasssist.                                              

Her talk is entitled: The benefits of profiling your brain

Thursday 6 February 2020, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free, book your place here.

 

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Sami Hussein & Jonathan Taylor

Sami Hussein, B.Sc. describes himself as a 'defected terrorist and defected politician'.  A Muslim, he was born in Iraq, has lived in Jordan and other Middle Eastern countries, and has spent the last 27 years in the UK.  His vast knowledge of the Middle East brings to the talks a unique depth and understanding of the conflict and of the mind-sets of those who contribute to it.

Jonathan Taylor B.Sc.(Hons) graduated as a chemical engineer from Imperial College of Science. He has an in-depth knowledge of Israel, its language and its culture. He is an experienced lecturer on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Israeli cultural affairs, and the history of the UK Jewish community.

Title: Peace Through Knowledge: Both Sides of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

Thursday 12 March 2020, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free, book your place here.

 

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Ivan Lewis

Ivan Lewis MP was born and grew up in Manchester.  He was first elected to parliament in 1997 for Labour.  He served under Blair and Brown as the Minister for Care Services, then Minister for International Development, and for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. In December 2018, he resigned from Labour due to the ‘institutionalised anti-Semitism’, himself being Jewish.  This year he became the first person in history to speak in parliament wearing a skullcap.  He supports LCCC, Manchester City and was involved in trying to save Bury FC.  He used to play in the Jewish Cricket League.

His talk is entitled: Politics Today

Thursday 19 March 2020, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free, book your place here.

 

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Alan Goodman

Dr Alan Goodman has a BSc in Chemistry from Manchester and an MSc in Meteorology from Reading.  He also has a PhD in Cloud observations from Liverpool. He joined the Met Office in 1990 as a forecaster.  He is currently the Met Office Advisor for NW England.  Alan lives in Manchester and his interests include fell walking, cricket, singing, landscape photography and Cumbrian local ale. 

His talk is entitled: "It's all up in the air"

Thursday 26 March 2020, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free, book your place here.

 

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Tom Skinner

Tom Skinner grew up in Sale and has been a campaigner and network-builder in Manchester for over 15 years, leading successful student campaigns, being elected General Secretary of the University of Manchester Students' Union, teaching courses on campaigning and politics, and coordinating the Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign, which has won pay rises for thousands of low-paid workers. For the last three years, he has been Co-Director of Greater Manchester Poverty Action, where he manages projects such as the Food Poverty Alliance to address poverty across the city region.

His talk is entitled: How to change the world when it seems too big

Thursday 23 April 2020, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free, book your place here.

 

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Adrian Moore

Professor Adrian Moore (OM 1968 – 75).  He is now Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford and Vice-Principal of St Hugh’s College Oxford.  He has published several books, including: The Infinite (third edition, 2019); Points of View (1997); Noble in Reason, Infinite in Faculty: Themes and Variations in Kant’s Moral and Religious Philosophy (2003); and The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics: Making Sense of Things (2012).  In 2016 he wrote and presented the series A History of the Infinite on BBC Radio 4.”

His talk is entitled: “Immortality and Infinity”

Thursday 30 April 2020, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free, book your place here.