Dragons can be found far and wide, with many going on to transform the world for the better, contributing positive change and innovation. We are bold in our lookout, developing curious minds, a sense of purpose, quiet confidence, and determination. The lifelong love of learning that we instil in our children is still evident in the ODs we see today, and we’re proud to lead thought-provoking discussions on important topics of the day within our wider community.

Arduus ad Solem, Reach for the Sun, is an opportunity for our whole community to join in these discussions and debates around various themes from Sustainability to Artificial Intelligence through to Education. The sessions welcome eminent members of our community to lead discussions and encourage balanced conversations around social, economic and political issues, with the aim of providing insight and understanding in what we can do to make a positive impact to the world around us.

Arduus ad Solem 2021 -2022 | Climate Change

With the UK hosting COP26 this year, it was particularly fitting that our chosen topic for 2021-2022 was Climate Change. The series welcomed a range of experts from within our Dragon community to discuss the realities of climate change, who and what is involved in sustainable finance and the increasing demand for sustainable fashion and retail.

We have been delighted to welcome over 200 members of our community including current and former parents, ODs and Dragon colleagues as well as current pupils to the series, and have been delighted to offer an insight into the ways we can all achieve a more sustainable society.

Details of our next Arduus ad Solem series will be announced in due course and in the meantime, if you are interested in speaking at a future session, contributing a suggested topic, or want to find out more please contact Lucy in the Development Office.

By far the most illuminating and informed discussion I've heard on Climate Change.
Attendee, Arduus Ad Solem Session 1