Truro High’s society for the intellectually curious - the Universal Society - is set to virtually welcome a number of leading academics to pass on their expertise to the school’s students this term.

Coming up…

Wednesday 3 March

Dr Martha McGill (University of Warwick) – Ghosts in Enlightenment Scotland

Dr Martha McGill is an historian and British Academy Research Fellow at the University of Warwick and also Secretary of the Scottish History Society. Her research interests lie in early modern British intellectual, social and cultural history. Her work has explored how changing conceptions of the supernatural reflect on religious culture, developments in natural philosophy, relations between different social groups, and national identity.

Wednesday 17 March

Kate Webb (Orbis Expeditions) – Global Citizenship, a Spotlight on Africa

Kate Webb is the owner of Orbis Expeditions, Devon, UK and The Responsible Safari Company, Blantyre, Malawi. She has over 12 years of experience running expeditions in partnership with education and conservation organisations in Malawi which inspire young people to connect with the world as global citizens.

Wednesday 24 March

Dr Debra Ramsay (University of Exeter) – American Media and the Memory of World War II

Dr Debra Ramsay is a Lecturer in Film Studies in the Department of English and Film at Exeter.  Her research interests lie in investigating the relationship between war, memory and media.

The lectures are open to all students from Year 10 to Year 13 at Truro High. If girls would like to join one of the talks or many, please email our Head of Humanities and Enterprise, Mr George Ford, at and he will add them to the Team.

Launched last term, the society aims to explore intriguing, thought-provoking and diverse subjects that lie outside the school curriculum, drawing on the expertise and verve of guest speakers. When the school can fully open and restrictions permit, the society will also offer students trips and visits to events and places of cultural interest.

Students are encouraged to take the lead in the subjects covered by the society and are welcome to put forward suggestions for possible lectures and visits.

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