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St. John’s International School is proud to present this year’s inspiring line-up for the Speaker Series. On top of that, Britain’s biggest book chain Waterstones will be our partner this year to allow you to purchase books by the authors visiting us. We hope to welcome you all in large numbers throughout the year for this undoubtedly fascinating series of speakers that will descend upon St. John’s to share their stories, insights, and experiences.





06:30 PM Doors open
07:00 PM Welcome
07:15 PM Speaker event in the theatre
08:15 PM Q&A / Book-signing
08:45 PM Closing reception with drinks and amuses-bouches
10:30 PM Close

Practical information

Entrance: Back of campus at Rue Champ du Roussart, 1410 Waterloo
Admission: €15,- (students free)
Parking: underground garage of the Visual and Performing Arts Centre




Speaker Events



Key Players in the Battle of the Bulge | 6 November 2019, 6:30pm

Martin King, British military historian



In its 75th commemoration year, Mr. King will speak extensively about the Ardennes Counteroffensive, the part it played in bringing along the end of World War II and highlighting the role of Belgian nurse Augusta Chiwy.


The Making of Her | 8 January 2020, 6:30 pm

Clarissa Far, author and educator



To mark the launch of her new book The Making of Her Ms. Farr will go into conversation with our very own Jonathan Jones exploring how education can unleash the potential of women.


Why 1971 was rock’s golden year | 11 February 2020, 6:30 pm

David Hepworth, music journalist, writer, and publishing industry analyst



David Hepworth has been writing about, broadcasting about and thinking about music for over forty years. In this entertaining, irreverent romp through the busiest year in rock history David Hepworth, author of the Sunday Times best-seller "1971: Never A Dull Moment", soon to be a major documentary series, explains why this is so.


Tribes and Rough Guides | 9 March 2020, 6:30 pm

Jeremy Hunter, revisiting St. John’s as a photojournalist



 Mr. Hunter will guide us through a photographic exploration of the DNA, beliefs, and faiths of many of the world’s cultures and communities providing an insight into the need to respect the differences in these cultures. Supported by Hunter’s imagery and videos, Tribes provides a snapshot of these experiences.


The Human Cost of the Vietnam War | 1 April 2020, 6:30 pm

Max Hastings, award-winning journalist, foreign correspondent, and expert on defense matters



With numbers far exceeding the human cost of the 21st century’s wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria combined, Mr. Hastings will explore the Vietnam war from a human perspective.







Community of renowned experts

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Closing reception to share your insights

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