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Colton Memorial Lecture

On Wednesday, Carrie Gracie, ex-BBC China Editor, gave our annual Colton Memorial Lecture, in memory of former Headmistress Gladys Colton. Ms Gracie’s incisive and absorbing lecture focused on Chinese society from 1950s to the present day.

Covering history, culture, politics and socio-economics, the lecture was a compelling account of China’s remarkable journey from struggling Communist state to the world super power that it is today. Ms Gracie’s expert personal and professional perspective, illustrated entertainingly with Chinese proverbs, provoked insightful questions from the Year 9 - Year 13 audience.