JS Mill Society
The JS Mill Society was formed in 2001 by Head of Economics, Mark Wallace, with one clear objective – to encourage open debate on the social, political, economic and cultural issues facing Britain today.
In 1859 our Society’s namesake, philosopher John Stuart Mill, wrote his seminal work ‘On Liberty’ in which he staunchly defended the freedom of speech. More than 150 years on, Latymer’s JS Mill Society aims to uphold this belief by inviting high profile speakers from the word of politics, media, academia and business to give candid and insightful talks to our School community. Speeches are followed by a lively question and answer session.
In between debates led by invited speakers, our staff take the stand to discuss topics as diverse as Marxism, Machiavelli, Scottish independence, the future of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn, Thatcherism, the role of the Trade Unions and the strengths and weaknesses of New Labour - to name but a few.
JS Mill Society key speakers have included:
Iain Duncan Smith
Prof Danny Dorling
Prof Willem Buiter