Community Lectures get boost with partnership

28 March 2018 • Community

The Perse School and The Cambridge Building Society today announce a 3 year partnership which will see The Cambridge sponsor the school’s innovative community lecture series.

Launched in 2015, as part of School’s 400th anniversary celebrations, the free to attend community lectures have gone from strength to strength, regularly attracting in excess of 400 attendees to the school’s premises on Hills Road. Past speakers have been varied and have included Terry Waite CBE and Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE.

Ed Elliott, Head of The Perse School says: “Our partnership with The Cambridge is a wonderful opportunity to grow this important aspect of The Perse’s outreach work in our local community. The Perse values intellectual curiosity and we believe that lifelong learning should be available to all. We look forward to opening our doors and inviting the community to hear a wide range of speakers and we are grateful to The Cambridge for helping us reach a wider audience.”

The first lecture of the partnership, scheduled for Wednesday 18th April, will see leading anatomist and biological anthropologist Alice Roberts visit to deliver her lecture titled ‘Tamed – three species that changed our world.’ The lecture will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are free of charge but need to be booked by visiting

Carole Charter, Head of Marketing at The Cambridge comments: ‘We’re delighted to be partnering with The Perse to deliver what is already shaping up to be a fascinating and insightful series of lectures. We’re always looking for new opportunities to support the communities within which our members live and work and this partnership not only gives them access to events that they will find of interest, but also allows us to provide a solution to the school’s aim of reaching a wider audience.’