Fear & Fantasy lectures - book your place

Fear and Fantasy 2015Fear & Fantasy lectures
4 November 2015

Oakham School is hosting a week of lectures, workshops and activities for students from 13 - 19 November on the theme of 'Fear & Fantasy'. Three of these lectures by leading experts - Andrew Graham-Dixon, Willard Wigan and Adam Frost - are also open to parents, OOs and members of the local community, free of charge.

If you would like to reserve your free place, please email Megan Fairley ( as soon as possible, as spaces are limited.

AGDAndrew Graham-Dixon
Friday 13 November

Andrew Graham-Dixon is one of the leading art critics and presenters of arts television, and has presented numerous landmark series on art for the BBC. For more than twenty years, he has published a weekly column on art, and has written a number of acclaimed books. Andrew has judged the Turner Prize, the BP National Portrait Prize and the Annual British Animation Awards, and is currently a member of the board of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. With such a wealth of experience, his talk is sure to be a fascinating insight into the art world.
7:45pm, Wilson Auditorium

WWWillard Wigan
Tuesday 17 November
Willard Wigan's micro-sculptures are so minute that they are only visible through a microscope! Each piece commonly sits within the eye of a needle, or on a pin head. The personal sacrifices involved in creating such pieces are inconceivable to most. Willard's artwork has been described as "the eighth wonder of the world", and he has been honoured by HM The Queen with an MBE. You can view some of his incredible work here.
7:45pm, Wilson Auditorium

AFAdam Frost
Thursday 19 November
Award-winning garden designer, Adam Frost, will be giving a talk about fantasy gardens as part of Oakham’s ‘Fear and Fantasy’ lecture week. This talk is also open to members of the local community. Please do reserve your free place as soon as possible as spaces are limited. As the winner of an astonishing seven gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, as well as a whole host of other gardening accolades and a recently launched book, Adam is well-placed to discuss fantasy design. He will draw on his years of experience of creating beautiful and inspiring gardens.
6:30pm, Wilson Auditorium


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