Key Stage 5 Lectures

Key Stage 5 Lectures

Heaney and Frost Lecture Series – Key Stage 5

Our popular Key Stage 5 Heaney and Frost Lecture Series includes an exhibition tour, lecture and seminar.

As in previous years, lectures will be delivered by Professor Fran Brearton of Queen’s University or Dr Frank Ferguson of Ulster University. We are also delighted to have Mrs Shelagh O’Brien lecture again this year. Mrs O’Brien was Vice Principal in St Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt where she taught both English and Theatre Studies to ‘A’ level.  Mrs O’Brien has worked as an Examiner, Moderator and Visiting Moderator for both English and Theatre Studies with a number of Examination Boards, including CCEA, AQA and Edexcel.

The seminars which follow each lecture are facilitated by PhD students from Queen’s University and Ulster University and explore key themes through comparative readings of poems from the ‘A’ level syllabus.

We will run one lecture day (15th March) on the WJEC specification, focusing on Heaney and Owen Sheers. This will include a lecture, seminar and exhibition tour.

Dr Frank Ferguson Professor Fran Brearton Mrs Shelagh O’Brien
Monday 30th January

Thursday 2nd February

Friday 24th February

Wednesday 1st March

Monday 6th March

Wednesday 15th March (WJEC)

Tuesday 21st February

Tuesday 28th February

Tuesday 7th March

Monday 13th March

Tuesday 14th March


Thursday 9th February

Thursday 9th March


Price:  £10 per pupil (a light lunch will be provided)

Arrival Time: 10am

Departure Time: 2pm

Please Note:

  • Your booking will be confirmed when the completed Booking Form has been returned to our Education Officer. Please state if there are any pupils with additional learning needs, access requirements or food allergies.
  • All pupils should bring their own writing materials.
  • There is no charge for school staff.  Refreshments will be provided for staff.

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