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A Mind Stretched By An Idea Will Never Be The Same Again

Associated with Oxford University, Academy Conferences runs the largest series of national conferences in Australasia and the UK, providing an inspirational and thought-provoking atmosphere for academically gifted students.

Academy Conferences use a combination of community of inquiry and lecture-style approaches to develop lateral thinking and explore the interplay of Science, History, Philosophy, Religion and Ethics around hard questions.

This year, the Academy Conferences masterclass for senior students is available online.

The masterclass includes:

  • Unique recordings of the following talks: Oxbridge Interview Question, “Here’s a Cactus, Tell us about it.”; The Failure of Environmental Economics; Aristotle’s Big Idea; Social Physics; and the Debate ‘This House believes that Enthusiastic consent is not enough’ – maximum flexibility for students to study at their own pace

  • Sets of notes, follow up reading and links to core documents as well as TED-Ed talks – expand and stimulate independent learning

  • Interactive multiple-choice quizzes on subjects which range from Deep Space, Mathematics and Art, to History Geography and Literature – inspire curiosity and polymathic thinking

  • Webinar debate

Detail about the online courses is available on the Academy Conferences website: 

Courses are $50 per student, which includes open access to the platform for two months.

If your daughter is in Years 11 or 12 and interested in attending, please contact Mrs Lesley Walker by the end of Term 2 to book a place –