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.
Geography field trips continue to be rolled back out and earlier this month saw the first Year 9 trip since before the pandemic. 47 pupils collected data at the foot of Hay Bluff, investigating the impact of tourism in the National Park. Naturally they then…Read on
Mountain biking is a key part of our Second Curriculum activities with pupils taking full advantage of what our fantastic location has to offer. The range of mountain biking courses and excursions continue to expand and this week saw our most advanced riders heading to…Read on
Three entrepreneurial students at Christ College Brecon have embarked on a business venture to test their commerce skills and launched a brand-new mobile catering trike. Lower Sixth pupils Lottie Cross, Fern Cumine and Fran Lauenburg debuted the novel catering tricycle at this year’s school Sports…Read on
On Saturday 7th May we were delighted to showcase the Art and photography work of our year 7, 8 and 9 pupils in an exhibition in the Powell gallery, followed by a prize giving. We are privileged to have local artist Laura Dennis as our…Read on
Christ College Brecon launched its ambitious 2041 Mountain Challenge on Saturday , where intrepid individuals were invited to push themselves to their limits and take on one of three different hiking routes around the Brecon Beacons. Sponsored by Sam Hawking Property Lawyers, the routes…Read on