The INSPIRE programme comprises an exciting line-up of guest speakers and events throughout the year to inspire our students to broaden their horizons beyond the curriculum. 

INSPIRE introduces our Sixth Formers to all manner of opportunities for Higher Education, work experience and future careers.  It also serves to connect current and former students of Ratcliffe, drawing on the wide-ranging talents of Old Ratcliffians who generously give their time and expertise to the benefit of our students.

Spring Term 2019

DateSpeakerTitle of Talk
9 JanuaryDr Tom Wicks,
University of Nottingham
A mathematical journey to infinity… and beyond?
23 JanuaryTom Park (Old Ratcliffian)How to ski, travel and gain leadership experience at university … and get paid!
6 FebruaryMargaret Oldroyd, Soroptimist International Past Federation President 'Transforming the Lives of Women and Girls : the work of Soroptimist International'
27 FebruaryFreddy Naftel,
Holocaust Educator
What it means to be Jewish today in an increasingly anti-semitic society
13 MarchDr Nick Thom,
University of Nottingham
Engineering – Principles of Structures