The programme for Academic Scholars at Oundle is conceived to provide those pupils at all levels throughout the School who are the academic leaders within their peer group with a far wider acquaintance with, and deeper understanding of the realm of ideas in intellectual pursuits than the curriculum alone could be expected to provide.

Through discussion, meetings and readings, pupils explore fine arts, literature, history, aesthetics, music and theatre, encountering great thinkers, artists and original writers throughout the ages.

Colloquia take place once a month for each year group, where Scholars are encouraged to take the lead in areas of serious discourse of their choosing, and have the opportunity to engage in seminar discussions on any one of a very wide range of subjects.

Mr S Jessop