Students are inspired by eminent historians from the University of Oxford.

Headington hosted a debate by two eminent History dons from the University of Oxford this month.

After liaising with the local branch of the Historical Association, the History department invited Sixth Form students from local schools including Magdalen College, Cheney, Cherwell, St Gregory’s and Wheatley Park to join our students at the event in the Theatre.

Professor Robert Gildea of Worcester College, University of Oxford, addressed the audience about ‘Why study medieval history?’, while Dr Mark Whittow countered his arguments with ‘Why study contemporary history?’.

Filmmaker and writer Matt Dickinson talks about his mountaineering adventures.

Filmmaker and writer Matt Dickinson inspired girls from the Lower Sixth with his tales of climbing Mount Everest and adventures in Antarctica when he visited school on 9th October.

Young riders qualify for the National Schools' Equestrian Championships.

Congratulations to the team of Darci, Ella, Ella (pictured here) and Flo who came second at the central show jumping qualifier at BCA and have qualified for the National Schools’ Equestrian Championships on 21st October.

School celebrates European Day of Languages.

Students and staff enjoyed a European Day of Languages celebration on 25th September.

The day was to raise money for SOS Children’s Villages – the world’s largest orphan and abandoned children’s charity - and to promote the perception that learning a language is a fun thing to do.

Girls from Upper Third get to know their new friends.

Students from Upper Third have enjoyed a fun day and overnight camping to help them to get to know their new friends this term.

The girls learned how to put up their tents and enjoyed a dance competition in the theatre, judged by ‘celebrity judge’ Mr Smith.

Upper Sixth biology students visit the Isle of Wight.

Thirty five Upper Sixth biology students enjoyed a trip to the Medina Valley Centre on the Isle of Wight last weekend.

The students investigated seashore ecology during their visit to the field study centre with members of staff from the biology department. They were lucky to enjoy beautiful sunshine during the trip from 19th to 22nd September.

New facility will have an official opening in October.

Students are enjoying the excellent facilities in our new science lab. The old IT rooms have been converted into a superb new space for biology, chemistry and physics lessons.

The new lab, which will be opened formally on 15th October, is a light and airy space with a demonstration area which is ideal for junior classes.

Former students inspire the audience at the Janet Young Memorial lecture.

‘Inspirational’ was the verdict from members of the audience who attended our annual lecture on Wednesday 12th September.

One of the inspirational speakers was former Headington student, Lily van den Broecke, who recently led her team to a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. Lily, who was head girl at the school in 2010, was selected to cox the GB Paralympic LTA (Legs, Trunk and Arms) 4+ crew in the rowing event.

L5 student learns about nuclear marine engineering and astrophysics.

L5 student Rebecca was busy learning about nuclear marine engineering and astrophysics during her summer break.

Rebecca spent four days on a nuclear marine engineering course at Gosport and a non-residential week learning about astrophysics at Imperial College London.

Headingtonians exhibit at Radley College.

Headington artists are exhibiting their work alongside A Level students from Our Lady’s Abingdon, St Helen and St Katharine and Radley College.

Kate, Anna and Eleanor are pictured at the private view on Friday 7th September. The exhibition of their work in the foyer of the New Theatre at Radley runs until the 28th September.