One of the school’s most celebrated activities linking past and present is the Trafalgar-Ross Lecture. Donald Ross stipulated in his will that an annual lecture be given at the school “…on suitable subjects, in science, history, literature, and religion…” The Lectureship was re-established in 1981 to perpetuate the memory and intention of our founder, Donald Ross, “to bring before a large audience of students, Old Girls, parents, staff and friends of the school, a speaker of prominence and personal distinction, whose address will prove of lasting influence and inspiration for our students.” Now called the Trafalgar-Ross Lecture, outstanding Canadians such as Maureen Forrester, Marc Garneau, David Suzuki and Adele Wiseman are invited each year to address the school during the month of October.
In 2016, Trafalgar School was pleased to welcome award-winning author Kim Thúy as the Trafalgar-Ross speaker. Read more about Kim below.
The 2017 speaker will be announced soon!