Oakham School’s Academic Scholars were honoured to welcome Mr Jonathan Derbyshire, Executive Opinion Editor at the Financial Times as guest speaker at their annual Academic Scholars’ Dinner.
Senior Academic Mentor Dr Darren Sheppard reports:
“Over a hundred students from across the School gathered in the Barraclough for an evening of food and scholarly conversation ahead of a talk given by this year’s special guest, Jonathan Derbyshire. Mr Derbyshire spoke on the political changes that have swept the world since his last address to the Scholars’ Society in 2013, focusing on the continued rise of China as a global superpower, the election of Donald Trump, and, of course, Brexit. A lively discussion followed, with excellent questions posed by Oakhamians of all ages.”