Speakers Series

Every year, ASL brings distinguished visitors to speak or perform at the School under the auspices of Speakers Series. Inaugurated during 2001-02, the School's 50th anniversary year, Speakers Series hosts eminent individuals from a wide range of fields and scholarship.

Speakers Series talks are generally held at school in the early evening and last for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a half-hour question-and-answer session.

Former guests include Jung Chang, co-author of Mao: The Unknown Story; Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation and Chew on This; folk singer Tom Chapin; journalist T.R. Reid; Sir Mark Tully, former BBC correspondent in India; Nicholas Hytner, artistic director of the Royal National Theatre; and author Bill Bryson.