Lecture Series

We want our students to become independent thinkers and young adults of character with passions and opinions, with the confidence and self-assuredness that universities and employers value, all underpinned with a sense of humility and grounding.

One of the key development tools that Barney Sixth Form offers is our tailored Lecture Series, which exposes students to the insights of leaders from the private and public sectors, who share their experiences and guidance.

We possess strong business links to the area and are enthusiastic members of the North East Chamber of Commerce. This allows us to have our finger on the pulse when it comes to business trends and the employability prospects of our students. Regular contact with professionals at the top of their careers, as well as  Old Barnardians who are making their mark in the world, is an informative and inspirational addition to students’ education as we seek to add value and breadth to their experience.

Drawn from regional, national and global organisations and academic institutions, our speakers provoke intellectual curiosity, broaden horizons and support aspirations.

Please note, due to the ongoing pandemic, talks are being held virtually or at a social distance during the 2020/2021 academic year. 

"Lectures are a great opportunity to gain an independent insight into life outside of Barney. We are lucky enough to hear talks from various universities and organisations. For example, recently we had a talk about possible university opportunities overseas in Europe and the US. It was amazing to see how many of my fellow peers were genuinely interested in this perspective. This is something that many would not have considered if it was not for the lecture programme." Daisy, Year 12