The St Paul’s Community Events programme provides our community access to interesting speakers, social occasions and an immense network.  During this challenging period, please join us for our Virtual Events Programme – we hope to provide you with face to face events later in the year.

You can also view our virtual events after they have happened here.

22 December - 25 January

Thomas Gresham SPJ Readathon

Thomas Gresham Committee hold a Readathon for SPJ Pupils
13 January - 24 March

Career Conversations

These lunch time events are run through our careers society, FutureSoc. They are open to all year groups and aim to explore various career pathways, de-mystify industries and provide an opportunity for pupils to ask questions about potential career options. This term, we have delved into the not-for-profit and climate change industries as well as life in finance and within the arts sector. In the Spring term we will be welcoming speakers working in sports physio, law, maths and computer science as well as exploring political related careers. We are always keen to welcome speakers to this platform and so if you think you would be able to share your career pathway and what it is like to work within your industry, please do get in touch:
26 January

Topical Tuesdays – with Rory Kinnear OP

The Topical Tuesday series sees guest speakers from the St Paul’s Community share their take on the current environment.Actor Rory Kinnear joins us for this Topical Tuesday - more details to follow.Register here
28 January

Power and Impunity: what Donald Trump and Boris didn’t learn from the ancient Greeks

Old Pauline, Paul Cartledge, joins a panel at LSE to discuss Power and Impunity: what Donald Trump and Boris didn't learn from the ancient Greeks.Paul Cartledge is the A.G. Leventis Senior Research Fellow of Clare College, and emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, University of Cambridge. He has written or edited some 30 books, the two most recent being Democracy: A Life and Thebes: Forgotten City of Ancient Greece. He holds the Gold Cross of the Order of Honour, Greece, and is an honorary citizen of modern Sparti.Register here
28 January

SPARTA: From Hell to Paradise: Dante’s Timeless Journey

Alessandro Scafi, lecturer at the Warburg Institute in Medieval and Renaissance culture, will accompany us on a fascinating journey into Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. On the occasion of the celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the death of the great Florentine poet, Prof. Scafi will guide us on an otherworldly journey that will lead us […]
01 February

An Evening with Nigel Owens, MBE

To launch the school’s celebration of LGBT History Month, we are delighted to present a talk from Nigel Owens MBE, widely recognised as the world’s best rugby referee and a passionate advocate for LGBT awareness within sports. 
02 February

Topical Tuesdays – COVID-19: From the Frontline with Dr Matthew Barnard OP, St Bartholomew’s Hospital

St Bartholomew’s Hospital is part of Barts Health, the largest NHS Trust in England. Barts has admitted over 4000 patients with COVID-19. Matt will describe his first-hand experience of working in an intensive care unit treating patients with COVID-19. This will include the preparation and re-organisation of medical services, the types of illnesses which were experienced and treatments provided, including some advanced treatments only available at designated centres. He will relate how management of patients evolved during the first wave and lessons learnt. He will cover some novel aspects which meant dealing with a completely new and different disease. He will summarise outcomes of patients who were admitted to hospital and intensive care as well as risk factors for survival. He will relate some anecdotes of personal experiences of patients and staff, as well as effects on staff morale and working practices. He will describe some of the consequences of the first wave for non-covid patients who had treatments interrupted or delayed, as well as how urgent cancer treatments were continued during this period. Register here
08 February

Feast Service 2021

The annual celebration of the Feast of St Paul will take place virtually for the first time and will be open to the whole Pauline community to attend.
10 February

The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans with David Abulafia OP

This talk looks at ways of understanding the history of our planet from the perspective of the 70% of its surface that is covered by water, especially the three great oceans, the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. There are many ways of writing maritime history, but the one chosen here emphasizes the role of human […]
22 February - 08 March

St Paul’s Masterclass: Giotto to Guston, the Problem of Painting

Join St Paul’s School Director of Art, Michael Grant, as he delivers a personal reflection on work and making. A series of three talks on painting, taking a personal potted history of important works. Drawing on Michael’s experience of making paintings and teaching, each talk will take as its starting point an essential concern for […]