This year’s Summer Festival saw nearly 40 events take place. The theme for this year was ‘Platinum: A celebration of the past seventy years’ to tie-in with the broader Jubilee Celebrations.
From concerts to performances and lectures, our students led a range of events that allowed the NLCS community to engage with this theme in a highly academic and focused manner. As ever, the Festival Afternoon saw every Society lead a session for the younger students, with sessions ranging from a discussion about the nature of the monarchy to changes in attitudes to Mental Health, and debates about the Queen’s Speech. Visiting speakers included Professors from Oxbridge, with talks given on issues as complex and engaging as sentencing law over the past seventy years through to the changes in the role of women. As ever, our students had tremendous fun, with particular highlights including a treasure hunt organised by our MFL Department and Polyglot Society to find the ‘missing’ Crown Jewels and a student-led concert highlighting music from the past seventy years.