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Bah Humbug! Year 5 Production

It’s Christmas Eve and what a night! Or so it proves for the miserable, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who finds himself visited by some rather unexpected characters! Through encounters with his former partner, Jacob Marley (deceased), and three very different ghosts, Scrooge is given the chance to revisit his past, weigh his present and glimpse his future. Will he take this once-in-a lifetime opportunity to change, or will he choose to remain in the bleak and lonely world he has created for himself, bound by chains of selfishness and greed?

Tuesday 10th - Wednesday 11 December, 6.00pm (refreshments from 5.15pm)
MGS Theatre
Admission free

Careers in Business/Entrepreneurship Evening

A fantastic opportunity to hear from industry experts in the field of entrepreneurship, business and start-up companies – not to be missed! There will be a panel discussion followed by an audience Q&A session. Afterwards there will be a chance to network with all our panellists and ask questions more informally. This event is for students in years 10-13. You are strongly encouraged to bring along a parent or guardian.

Wednesday 8 January 2020, 5:30-7:30pm
MGS Theatre
Admission free (two tickets per students). 

Dealer's Choice by Patrick Marber

Patrick Marber’s hilarious 90's tragicomedy follows an after-hours poker game in a London restaurant. Carl, the son of Stephen, a restaurateur, has racked up huge poker debts to Ash, a professional poker player. As the pressure grows, Carl bereft of funds, must let Ash come and sit in on their friendly game, posing as his old teacher, in order to try and win back his money. Over the course of the play the characters' inadequacies as friends, fathers, sons and poker players are laid bare as tensions grow between them. Will they all believe Ash’s story, or will they call his bluff?

Tuesday 14 January at 5pm
Wednesday 15 January at 7pm
Drama Studio 1
Admission Free (suitable for Year 9 and above)


MGS Burns' Night

Burns' Night is a popular and successful annual event run by the MGS Parents' Society, consisting of traditional Scottish dinner, dancing and music, complete with a licensed bar.
Dress code is black tie (kilts optional).
Set tables of 8, 10 or 12 available.
Contact Serena Rochford 
serenarochford@btinternet.com if you or any member of your party is vegetarian or has any special dietary requirements. 

Date: Saturday 18 January 2020 
7.30pm (with a drinks reception from 6.30pm)
Venue: MGS Refectory
Carriages: 12.30am

Tickets: £50 

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Yass Al-Hassani

We are delighted that this lecture is in partnership with MACFEST UK, the Muslim Arts and Culture Festival.  

Yass Al-Hassani  (OM 1991 – 98) completed an MSc. at the Manchester Business School. He is MD of 105solutions.com, a Management Consultancy specialising in the Business Intelligence industry. He is a Trustee of an educational Charity, the Foundation for Science, Technology & Civilisation, FSTC UK, FSTC.org.uk.  The Charity aims to collate & popularise the cultural roots of early inventions which still affect our modern world, in order to highlight the shared cultural & technological inheritance of humanity. It is non-political, non-sectarian & non-religious in approach. His passion for fast cars is driven into RAWautomotive.com, which specialises in upgrading performance cars. Yass is also a professionally trained actor & model featuring in numerous productions, commercials & corporate shoots.  You may recognise him from Peaky Blinders.

His talk is entitled: 1001 Years of Amnesia: 1001 Inventions

Thursday 23 January 2020, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free

Mendelssohn's Elijah in support of CLIC Sargent

This follows the success of the performances of Verdi's Requiem and Brahms' Requiem which together raised over £17,000 for CLIC Sargent.
Like the previous two concerts, this is a project involving MGS boys, parents and staff with professional and amateur players and singers from across the Manchester area.

Sunday 2 February - 7.00pm (with drinks reception from 6.00pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Adult: £13
Concessions: £10 Concessions (OAPs and Students)
Under 18s: £5 

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Louise Karwowski

Dr Louise Karwowski is product owner for Cognassist, a tool that profiles brains and supports thinking and learning. Her previous jobs working with neurodiverse learners and disabled students and completing a doctorate in quantum mechanics have provided a platform to her work for Cognasssist.                                              

Her talk is entitled: The benefits of profiling your brain

Thursday 6 February 2020, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free

Beautiful Thing by Jonathan Harvey

Jamie and his mother Sandra live on a council estate.  Their small flat is sandwiched between Ste and his violent father, and Leah, who has been kicked out of school and is trying to find her place in the world.  In a life of struggle, inequality and frustration, all five characters find something beautiful, darting between sarcastic comedy and tearful soul-searching.  Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing, also adapted into an award-winning film, is an uplifting story about a colourful explosion of humour, attraction, self-discovery and love in an otherwise greyscale world.

Tuesday 25th February at 5pm 
Wednesday 26th February at 7pm
Drama Studio 1
Admission free (suitable for Year 10 and above)

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Sami Hussein & Jonathan Taylor

Sami Hussein, B.Sc. describes himself as a 'defected terrorist and defected politician'.  A Muslim, he was born in Iraq, has lived in Jordan and other Middle Eastern countries, and has spent the last 27 years in the UK.  His vast knowledge of the Middle East brings to the talks a unique depth and understanding of the conflict and of the mind-sets of those who contribute to it.

Jonathan Taylor B.Sc.(Hons) graduated as a chemical engineer from Imperial College of Science. He has an in-depth knowledge of Israel, its language and its culture. He is an experienced lecturer on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Israeli cultural affairs, and the history of the UK Jewish community.

Title: Peace Through Knowledge: Both Sides of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

Thursday 12 March 2020, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Ivan Lewis

Ivan Lewis MP was born and grew up in Manchester.  He was first elected to parliament in 1997 for Labour.  He served under Blair and Brown as the Minister for Care Services, then Minister for International Development, and for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. In December 2018, he resigned from Labour due to the ‘institutionalised anti-Semitism’, himself being Jewish.  This year he became the first person in history to speak in parliament wearing a skullcap.  He supports LCCC, Manchester City and was involved in trying to save Bury FC.  He used to play in the Jewish Cricket League.

His talk is entitled: Politics Today

Thursday 19 March 2020, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Alan Goodman

Dr Alan Goodman has a BSc in Chemistry from Manchester and an MSc in Meteorology from Reading.  He also has a PhD in Cloud observations from Liverpool. He joined the Met Office in 1990 as a forecaster.  He is currently the Met Office Advisor for NW England.  Alan lives in Manchester and his interests include fell walking, cricket, singing, landscape photography and Cumbrian local ale. 

His talk is entitled: "It's all up in the air"

Thursday 26 March 2020, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Tom Skinner

Tom Skinner grew up in Sale and has been a campaigner and network-builder in Manchester for over 15 years, leading successful student campaigns, being elected General Secretary of the University of Manchester Students' Union, teaching courses on campaigning and politics, and coordinating the Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign, which has won pay rises for thousands of low-paid workers. For the last three years, he has been Co-Director of Greater Manchester Poverty Action, where he manages projects such as the Food Poverty Alliance to address poverty across the city region.

His talk is entitled: How to change the world when it seems too big

Thursday 23 April 2020, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free

Hugh Oldham Teatime Lecture - Adrian Moore

Professor Adrian Moore (OM 1968 – 75).  He is now Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford and Vice-Principal of St Hugh’s College Oxford.  He has published several books, including: The Infinite (third edition, 2019); Points of View (1997); Noble in Reason, Infinite in Faculty: Themes and Variations in Kant’s Moral and Religious Philosophy (2003); and The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics: Making Sense of Things (2012).  In 2016 he wrote and presented the series A History of the Infinite on BBC Radio 4.”

His talk is entitled: “Immortality and Infinity”

Thursday 30 April 2020, 4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
MGS Memorial Hall
Admission free