Last Friday saw Mr Gerard Elias CBE QC deliver the 15th Lord Atkin lecture named in honour of Lord Atkin, one of the most distinguished jurists of the 20th century and an Old Breconian.
Mr Elias is a leading criminal barrister , a deputy high court judge whose practice since 1996 has largely been dominated by major public inquiries including the North Wales Child Abuse inquiry where he was leading counsel . He is currently Chancellor, Diocese of Swansea and Brecon and chair of the ECB Cricket discipline commission . He follows in a long line of highly distinguished lawyers who have delivered this lecture to an audience of sixth formers and legal professionals from across South Wales.
Mr Elias’ focussed his lecture on the way social media is affecting democracy and the rule of law in the UK. He challenged the sixth formers to take a real responsibility for the way social media is developing and being used before it both undermines our system of law and our democracy, and also bring society into a more confrontational and divided state than ever before.
Our Boarding Houses really got stuck into the #CaptainTom100 challenge last Friday. Captain Tom 100 celebrates the amazing achievements of Captain Tom Moore ,who raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal. Launched to coincide with what would have been his 101st Birthday,…Read on
St Nicholas House pupils and Years 7/8/9 ‘bubbles’ enjoyed fun packed activity camps over the Easter holidays. There was Stand Up Paddle Boarding and canoeing taking place on the nearby Brecon canal, tennis on our outdoor courts, indoor cricket, hockey on the all weather pitch…Read on
There was plenty of talent on display at today’s Eisteddfod. The event opened with ‘Hen Wlad fy Nhadau’ where all pupils stood and listened intently. The recitation team winners each performed their English and Welsh pieces whilst musicians Helisent, Shan Shan ,Izzy and Freya all…Read on
Christ College Music Department are proud to present a collection of performances and recollections from an illustrious group of Old Breconians for whom music has played a significant part in their lives. Many have gone on to have careers in the music industry as performers,…Read on
We were delighted to have William Osbourne, a professional animator, running a digital workshop with our Year 9 this week. The pupils got an insight into stop motion techniques as well as an opportunity to see some of William’s work . They were also able…Read on