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Assemblies

Assemblies form an important part of life at Merchant Taylors’. They take many forms: Chaplain’s assemblies, House assemblies, Year assemblies and Sixth Form assemblies. The Head Master also regularly addresses the whole school, gathered in our Great Hall. The intention is to take a moment from our busy school day for reflection. Assemblies may be prompted by recent events that have been reported in the media. At other times, assemblies may be prompted by a moral or intellectual theme. In each case, we ask the pupils to follow a complex argument and engage with challenging concepts. In this, our assemblies are consciously countercultural to a world which is all too prone to offer soundbites, received wisdom or shallow argument.

Here is the Head Master’s most recent assembly.

Advice and Guidance Assembly

Below, we offer a selection of the Head Master’s previous assemblies, organised in alphabetical rather than chronological order.