The Godolphin Outreach Programme

Inspiring Minds is our way of reaching out to children in other schools and giving them the opportunity to experience Godolphin staff expertise and to benefit from our facilities. We run a programme of events throughout the year which are suitable for a variety of different age-groups. We offer a flexible approach to outreach where activities are tailored to suit your specific requirements and we will always try to accommodate your needs.

Please contact Olivia Sparkhall, Head of Outreach, on 01722 430643 or email to discuss how your pupils might benefit from one of these activities or to book a place.

Godolphin Literary Festival 2017

Monday 9 October 7pm

Giles Hattersley of the Sunday Times discusses his career in fashion and feature writing, and interviewing the stars.

Tickets £5; free to U18 but booking essential

Tuesday 10 October 11.30am

Kiran Millwood Hargrave, 2017 Winner of the Waterstones’ Children’s Book Prize on her wildly imaginative writing and her new novel The Island at the End of Everything.

Free for visiting schools.

Tuesday 10 October 7pm

Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl  With a Pearl Earring talks about her writing and her latest book, New Boy, a retelling of Othello in a Washington playground (in conversation with Sarah O’Rorke).

Tickets £5; free for U18 but booking essential

Wednesday 11 October 9am

Jennie Maizels, award winning illustrator, well known for her pop-up books of London and New York helps the young to get creative.

Free for visiting schools.

Wednesday 11 October 10am-12noon

Tamar Nicholls, Godolphin’s very own published author inspires the next generation of writers with her top tips.

Creative Writing Workshop (part of the Inspiring Minds programme)

Wednesday 11 October 2.55pm

Marion Molteno on her novels and her inspirations from her pioneering educational work with multi-ethnic communities and refugees.

Free for visiting schools.

Wednesday 11 October 7pm

Comedy-writers, Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley, discuss their bestselling parodies of Ladybird Books. Their wide-ranging list of titles range from The Student to The Mid-Life Crisis.

Tickets £5; free for U18 but booking essential

Thursday 12 October 11.30am

Moira Young, winner of the Costa Award for her Dustlands Trilogy, and Sarah Govett, author of The Territory series, discuss writing dystopian fiction for teenagers.

Free for visiting schools.


The Gifted and Talented stamp highlights workshops which can be tailored to suit high-achievers. Please ask for more details.


Olivia Sparkhall
Head of Outreach

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Puppet workshop for GCSE Drama Students