A Year of Celebrations for Loughborough Grammar School

Loughborough Grammar School pupils and staff have launched the start of a year of celebrations marking the school’s 525th anniversary.

Local residents are encouraged to attend a series of events which are planned over the course of 2020, including a Heritage Open Weekend, History Display in Loughborough Town Library, and a prestigious Lecture Series featuring eminent alumni and Loughborough University’s most famous student, legendary Olympian Lord Sebastian Coe.

Founded in 1495 by Thomas Burton, a local wool merchant who left endowments for the teaching of boys in his will, the Grammar School lists Rev. George Davys, a tutor to Queen Victoria, Johnnie Johnson, RAF flying ace, and Sir Thomas Abney, the first Governor of the Bank of England
amongst its alumni.

Dates for the diary:

5 May – Professor John Dickie, “Why do the Italians eat so well?” – A History of Italian Cooking.

22 September – Professor Andrew Thompson, Nelson Mandela on Robben Island – Do political prisoners have human rights? If so, who should
protect them now?

4 November – Rt Rev Mark Tanner, What is a Healthy Community in the 21st Century?

14 December – Lord Sebastian Coe, The 2012 Olympics and its Legacy.

To find out more about the events planned for Loughborough Grammar School’s 525th anniversary and to book tickets for the Lecture Series, please visit www.lsf.org/525
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