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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.





·             6:30 PM         Arrival & welcome drink
·             7:30 PM         Speaker Series Presentation and Q&A
·             9:00 PM         Closing Reception & Book Signing
·             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



The Making of Her | 9 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 in conversation with Mr. Jonathan Jones, Head of English at St John’s, exploring how education has the power to unleash the potential of women. Ms. Farr is the former headmistress of a top independent school, St Paul’s Girls School in London.



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

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



Instrumental in the foundation of many popular magazines in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, David Hepworth may be best known to many as a co-presenter of the BBC broadcast of Live Aid on 13 July 1985. At St John’s, he will deliver world-class musings about music, business, publishing and the general world of media.



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.



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



By the end of the war in May 1975, 58,220 US soldiers had died together with eighteen Russians, fourteen North Koreans, 771 Chinese - and more than two million Vietnamese, around 40 for every American corpse, together with numberless more Cambodian and Lao people.

These numbers far exceed the human cost of the 21st century’s wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria combined. Vietnam also made a cultural impact upon its times greater than any modern strife.

Mr. Hastings will explore the Vietnam War from the human perspective.








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