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Inquiring Minds Lecture

9th September 2013

Assistant to the Chief Minister and former Bailiff, Senator Sir Philip Bailhache, joined us on Monday 9th September to deliver a lecture entitled ‘Jersey’s Place in the World’ to our upper school.

Sir Philip shared his extensive knowledge of the history of Jersey with our students and, at a time when the relationship with our closest European neighbours is under strain, discussed our island’s place in the international community. The lecture covered a wide range of pertinent topics: from the emergence of the financial services industry to his position on governmental changes and his take on what the future may hold for the Channel Isles.

Throughout his talk, the audience were encouraged to consider what it is to be ‘a Jersey person’ and Sir Philip concluded that it is not simply a matter of birthplace. His parting statement, ‘Vive Jersey!’, left no doubt as to where his allegiance lies.