Clubs and Societies

St Edward’s offers a vibrant, broad and popular programme of co-curricular clubs, societies and activities.

T

he moment a pupil arrives at St Edward’s for the start of their Shell year the range of opportunities available is apparent, with the Shell Enrichment programme introducing pupils to some of the numerous possibilities on offer. 

The array of Clubs and Societies, many set up and run by the pupils, cover the creative arts, academia, sports, music and more general cultural and enrichment activities, with more than 90 on offer to choose from. Our current programme includes the following:

  • Academic Forum – fortnightly talks and interactive sessions in a TED-talk format, aiming to foster learning outside the classroom by inviting speakers to share their ideas on a given theme.
  • Bee-keeping – pupils will learn about operating and caring for an apiary, and producing our own Teddies honey every summer. 
  • Blenheim Society – the History Society group with a regular programme of guest speakers on a variety of topics.
  • Chess Club
  • Chemistry Society
  • Christian Union – An opportunity for pupils to come and ask questions, hear a talk by a speaker and deepen their own understanding of the Christian faith.
  • CISI – society based on the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments.
  • Debating – with both Junior and Senior competitions. 
  • Dissection Club – Dr Andrew Davis leads fortnightly sessions for the school’s would-be medics and veterinarians, practicing some of the skills which will come in handy in their later studies. 
  • Gibson Society – the junior school’s History Society
  • Helping Hands Society – volunteering in local schools.
  • International Society
  • Kenneth Grahame Society – literary and dining society named after one of the school’s most famous alumni.
  • “Linguanaut” MFL Magazine – Linguanaut is written and edited by pupils. 
  • Lyne Society – twice-termly lectures, typically from Oxford University speakers, on a wide-range of classical topics both on and off the syllabus.
  • Medical Society
  • Model UN – an educational/academic simulation in which you can learn about diplomacy and international relations open to members of the Sixth Form.
  • Psychology Society
  • Teddies on Camera – pupil-run club producing film and photography. Visit the Teddies on camera film page here.
  • Teddies Talks Biology Magazine – a magazine posing and answering a huge variety of biological quandaries, written and edited by pupils.
The Shell Enrichment activities were really good fun, and a great way to try new things and make friends. I'd never rowed or played hockey before, and now I love doing both.
Hannah, Fourth Form
The most important attribute for a St Edward's pupil is a whole-hearted desire to make the most of every minute.
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