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.