On Sunday 31st, Christ College sponsored the eminent and sometimes controversial Historian, Dr David Starkey.
Dr Starkey talked to a packed audience in the Telegraph Stage at the Festival about his latest book on the Magna Carta. At Runnymede, on the banks of the River Thames, on 15 June 1215, the seal of King John was attached to the Magna Carta, and peace descended on the land. Or that’s what successive generations have believed. Magna Carter – The True Story behind the Charter paints a vivid portrait of the years 1215 – 1225, ten revolutionary years of huge significance that produced not one but three charters. Peopled by colourful historical figures – John, the boy-king Henry, Pope Innocent III, Archbishop Stephen Langton, William Marshall – David Starkey told a story of treachery and idealism, politics and peace-making that was surprising and enthralling and helped the audience understand the true significance of that day beside the Thames, eight hundred years ago.
With some of Christ College’s A Level History students in the audience, David Starkey generously gave of his time after his talk to chat to pupils, staff and guests at a private reception. His enthusiasm, passion and sheer brilliance proved to be a real inspiration for those in his company. His wicked sense of humour was also evident as he posed with Christ College’s very own school bear, Ted, who is quickly becoming a celebrity in his own right!
Many congratulations to the winning and highly commended entries in this year’s essay competition. Pupils were challenged with a set of interdisciplinary questions and a time limit of one hour to display academic ambition, flair and question engagement. Topics ranged widely from our obligations to…Read on
On Monday 15th May 2023, Christ College Brecon hosted a wonderful evening from two rising young stars in the world of music. Anna Phillips was a music scholar at CCB and went on to receive a scholarship to study harp at the Royal Academy of…Read on
150 entrants took part in the second Christ College Brecon Mountain Challenge which took place on Sunday 7th May in the Brecon Beacons. For this year only it was renamed as the Coronation Mountain Challenge. The conditions were perfect for the three routes – 10,…Read on
Christ College Brecon has donated more than 500 items to its local food bank as part of its inaugural ‘Giving Day’. The occasion, which looks set to become a firm date in the school’s calendar, took place on Friday 5 May with children, parents, the…Read on
Last Wednesday, the winners of the East Wales Premier League ( Christ College 1st XV) and the winners of the West Wales Premier League ( Ysgol Ystalyfera) met at The Wern, Merthyr Tydfil RFC to determine the best Welsh school boy rugby team. This encounter…Read on
Two exceptionally talented scholars from the Royal Academy of Music are joining in concert at The Neuadd in Christ College Brecon on 15 May for a one-off musical medley combining harp and piano. Old Breconian and exquisite harpist Anna Phillips is returning to her former…Read on