David Lammy Lecture

15 October 2019

Last week Forest School was delighted to welcome David Lammy MP to talk at one of our Lookout Lectures.

Lookout Lectures are a programme of events designed specifically as enrichment initiatives for sixth form students. Exposing students to this type of talk benefits their understanding and approach to politics and debate but also to current issues and the wider world of work, careers and life.

Over 200 students listened to David Lammy talk about issues that were of concern to him as an MP for Tottenham, London. Then the floor was opened up for questions and a thoroughly captivating debate ensued. No one pulled any punches and the theatre bore witness to a myriad of issues being discussed. The topics ranged from the abolition of private schools to inequality; to climate change and racism and to anti-semitism in the Labour party.

Here’s what some of our students had to say about the talk:

‘The forum created discussions which may not have happened otherwise.’

‘Lectures like this, that are carried out predominantly by the questions of the audience made the whole thing really captivating.’

Please see the attachment for further information about Forest School’s Lookout Lectures and contact us if you wish to be involved.

Lookout Lectures – information sheet