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Windhover

 

This Society, which meets weekly, takes its name from the sonnet by Gerard Manley Hopkins who was briefly a member of staff at the School. It is primarily a paper-reading and discussion society for the Sixth Form, but also aims to further any cultural activity; thus, trips to the theatre, opera, ballet or lectures sometimes take place, and the Society runs prose-reading competitions within the school. A boy is entitled to wear the Windhover tie once he has read a paper to the Society. The Society also organises and hosts visits by outside speakers for the benefit of the whole school, the most important of which is The Patrick Hobson Memorial Lecture.