Smalley Lectures

Throughout the year we offer a series of fun, thought provoking, informative and inspiring free lectures to the LVS Ascot – and wider – community.



The next LVS Ascot Smalley Lecture event will be “Stargazing at LVS Ascot”, with the date to be confirmed.  It will be run by LVS Ascot in conjunction with Bracknell Dark Skies Astronomy Club from 7.00pm to about 9.30pm.  The exact day will depend upon the weather, hopefully this time there will be a good viewing opportunity.  The day will be made available on this page closer to the event.

It is hoped to have one telescope set up with a live feed on to a large screen so it is possible to see the live images of the moon.  There will also be a number of other telescopes, binoculars and cameras set up which can be used to make your own observations of the Moon, the Orion nebula, the Pleiades and any other interesting features. Do come along and see what our near features of the universe look like.

This event will be held outdoors on the High Jump area beyond the Maths block, which will be unlit for the evening to ensure good “seeing”.  Please remember that good observing opportunities usually coincides with cold weather so wrap up warm when you come.  There will be refreshments available.

Reserve your free place at a lecture by emailing or by calling Mr Clark on 01344 882770 to find out more information.

The history of the Smalley Lectures

Mr Smalley was a past General Secretary for the Licensed Trade Charity between 1834 and 1880. As a result of his good work, he set the charity on a solid foundation as it progressed. He was also an ex-pupil of the school.

In his Will, he bequeathed a small sum of money for a Sixth Form bursary, which is still awarded each year. When the series of lectures started, the school decided to honour Mr Smalley by naming them after him.

The Smalley Lectures are arranged and managed by Mr Clark.

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To find the LVS Ascot Theatre

To find the LVS Ascot theatre you can enter the school from either the London Road or Fernbank Road entrances.

From the London Road entrance follow the drive around the school until you reach the car park with the large flag and pole.  From Fernbank Road drive over the bridge and you will be at the same large flag and pole. This is the main reception area.

Once parked, walk into Reception and you will be greeted and directed to the theatre.

If Reception is not staffed then go through the double doors to the left of the reception desk, then through the next set of glass double doors.  The theatre will be a few steps directly in front of you.

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