Public Lectures

Public Lectures

Professor Carolin Crawford speaking in 2017

Professor Carolin Crawford delivering a lecture in 2017

The St Peter's School Public Lecture programme is a series of lectures, talks and presentations by a range of expert speakers from many disciplines.

The School organises several of these per term. They are open to the public and usually free to attend. Click below for more information on our upcoming public lectures.

York Literature Festival 2018 at St Peter's School

Click here for more information and tickets for our programme of York Literature Festival events, featuring Johnny Ball, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and Sir Simon Jenkins.

Click here to see a list of externally organised events at St Peter's.


Tickets for our Public Lectures are usually FREE and are available from our Eventbrite page.

Due to the popularity of our lectures, parking on site can be very limited. The nearest public car park is on Marygate, which is just a few minutes' walk from the school.

Please let us know if you need a disabled parking space, are hard of hearing or need other assistance at the event. If you have any enquiries or access requirements you can email or telephone 01904 527315.

Free refreshments are served after most events. If the speaker is an author, copies of his/her recent books will be on sale with a chance to have them signed.

If you'd like to be kept up-to-date with the latest news from our Public Lecture series, you can join our mailing list here. 

Recent speakers

Recent speakers have come from the fields of physics, philosophy, business and politics. They include: