Sir Anthony Seldon Lecture
This week, Invicta students had the opportunity to meet Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham and former Master of Wellington College.
Sir Anthony spent time with Mr Saputo's A level History and Politics students grading Britain's Prime Ministers from 1951 to the present day. Augusta Senenssie felt Gordon Brown had a raw deal with his 'D' grade and successfully argued his case until Sir Anthony promised to send her a copy of his biography on the former Labour PM! Alice Palmer then grilled Sir Anthony over the current EU debate and pushed him to state whether he believes Britain should stay in the EU and whether Obama was correct in offering his opinion on behalf of the American people. Needless to say it was a heated debate!
At the changeover of lessons Sir Anthony went to speak with the whole of Year 9 on a topic he is extremely passionate about; “Happiness and how to achieve it”. Sir Anthony shared his experience with introducing well-being lessons at Wellington and in being the founder of Action for Happiness. He introduced a potential path to happiness by addressing key concepts including acceptance, empathy and health. He even finished the session with some meditation to teach the students how to slow down their thoughts and take back control.
Students and staff were extremely grateful to have benefited from his experience and wisdom.