Dulwich Talks took place on Thursday 2nd November 2017. This year's theme was World Without Boundaries. As the headline academic event of the year for the older students, there were a variety of keynote speakers and students engaged with experts on issues as diverse as sports science, leadership, animation, architecture, and how bomb craters can inspire art.
The co-founder of Mobikes discussed environmental impact and business models, whilst a presenter from Facebook led discussions about resilience in the job market, as well as the connections between social media and mental health.
The students also participated in a selection of seminars and workshops, more hands-on experiences exploring concepts beyond the scope the normal curriculum, joining the dots between disciplines. The day was run by Fredric in Year 11, with help from Daisy and Jessica who moderated the Panel Discussions.
Feedback from students:
“As I am a Year 13 student and I am having super-busy month, it has been boundary-pushing for me to prepare for this workshop with Nancy. We've got examinations and so many things going on. But the result of our preparation was brilliant and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am really happy that I chose to come to this event and to give a workshop.” – Rainy
“Today has made me realise that boundaries exist, but once we have broken them, it opens up a whole world for us to explore.” - Rose
“Physical, chemical, mental boundaries... They all exist in different fields and various industries in multiple ways. We can redefine boundaries. And whether we should keep them or push them or even break them are all meaningful issues to think about, no matter which field.”- Belinda
“The world has no boundaries, the heart has no boundaries, and our dreams should have no boundaries either” – Karen
“Boundaries can do both good and bad, and it has been fascinating to consider how they are shrinking as tech develops” – Leo
“I am not a person who pays attention to politics, yet the workshop on refugees inspired me. Boundaries can be a double-edged sword, and I have learned how they bring both positive effect and negative effects” - Lotus