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Inspiring Talks Series

During the year we host events that are open to members of the public.

We work closely with Linghams Booksellers in Heswall to bring some of the country's leading authors to the School. 

Recent guests have included Sir Tony Robinson, Carl Fogarty and Alison Weir. 

In 2018/19 guests include:

  • Professor Steve Peters - Author of the Chimp Paradox
  • Kate Humble - Author, Broadcaster and TV Presenter
  • Jeffrey Archer - Author and Politician

Sir Tony Robinson – Broadcaster, Actor, Comedian and Author

Sir Tony Robinson visited the School and spoke to the audience about his life, career to date and his thoroughly entertaining autobiography ‘No Cunning Plan – My Story’.

Tony Robinson at Birkenhead School

Carl Fogarty, MBE – World Superbike Racer

Carl Fogarty visited the School in April 2018 and spoke about his career and shared funny anecdotes from his life.  The visit coincided with the launch of his autobiography ‘The World According to Foggy’.

Carl Fogarty at Birkenhead School


Alison Weir – Author and Historian

Alison Weir, best-selling author and historian, visited the School to talk to the audience about her latest book, 'Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen.

Alison Weir at Birkenhead School

Sports Personality Dinners

We also welcome a Sports Personality Dinner to our annual Sports Personality Dinner to raise funds for the School sports tours and local charities.  

Recent guests have included:

John Parrott, World Snooker Champion (2018)

John Parrott at Birkenhead School in March 2018

David Gower, former English Cricket Captain (2017)

David Gower at Birkenhead School in April 2017


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