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Edi t orsi nChi ef Ri s hovDol oi‘ 20 Andr e wLi m‘ 20 Managi ngEdi t or Hady nTang‘ 21 Cl ubs& I nt ervi ewsEdi t or Edwar dPe ng‘ 24 Product i on& Desi gnEdi t or Ci nqueHowe l l s‘ 21 GuestCol umni st Cal v i nBl ai r‘ 20 Cont ri but i ngReport er Dav i dDods on‘ 22 St af fAdvi sors MrMat t he wBol z one l l o Mr sAnge l aKot s i r as

“ omni amut ant ur ,ni hi li nt e r i t ” Thusal lt hi ngsar ebutal t e r ' d,not hi ngdi e s Ov i d,Me t amor phos e s1 5: 1 65 Ast heai rgr owswar me r ,t hef l owe r sbe gi nt obl oom,andt he bl ues ki e sbe c omec l e ar e r ,i ts houl dc omeasnos ur pr i s et hat t i meandc hangear r i v ef or e mos tonourmi nds .Ac r os st he gl obe ,i ts e e ms ,t hi si sas e as onofc hange :bei tt her uddyhue s off al l ,ort hebr i ghtgl e amsofs pr i ng.

He r ea ts c hool , t oo, wea r ea boutt os e eof ft heCl a s sof2020, a st he yl e a v et he s eg a t e sont hec r e s tof t hehi l l t os e e kpa s t ur e sa ne w. Ev e nwea tTheTr i ni t yI nqui r e ra r enoti mmunet ot her ol l i ngoft he f a t e s–t a ki ngont hes ol e mndut yoff a r e we l l i ngourf oundi ngEdi t or si nChi e fa nde s t a bl i s hi ngne w l e a de r s hi pt omov eusi nt ot hef ut ur e . Buta smuc ha sourt i me sma yc ha ng e , s omet hi ng ss t a yt hes a me . He r ea tt heI nqui r e r , wer e ma i n mor ec ommi t t e dt ha ne v e rt of ul f i l l i ngourmi s s i onofs pe a ki ngt ot hei nqui r i ngr e a de r sofTr i ni t y Gr a mma rSc hool . Ourde t e r mi na t i ont opr oduc eapubl i c a t i onofs t r ongi nt e l l e c t ua l di s c our s ea nd powe r f ul v i br a nti de a si sunc ha ng e d. Whoe v e rs i t sa tt hehe l m, s omei de a sa ndi de a l sa r ene v e rl e f t a s t e r n. Andt hus , i nc ons i de r i ngt hi smi xofi mmut a bl ec ha ng ea ndf l ui ds t e a di ne s s , weha v ef oundour s e l v e s doi ngag r e a tde a l ofl ooki ngba c k. Ponde r i ngwha tpos t e r i t yma ybr i ngne c e s s a r i l yc a r r i e swi t hi t s omec ont e mpl a t i ona boutwha thi s t or yha sbr oug ht . So, wi t hi nt he s epa g e s , onema yf i ndag r e a tde a l ofr e f l e c t i on. Onemi g htf i ndi ti nt hec ons i de r e d t e mpor a l mus i ng soft heopi ni ona r t i c l eoppos i t e , OnRe me mbe r i ng, Endi ngandI nqui r i ng. Onema y di s c ov e ri ti nt hePr ous t i a nov e r t one soft hef e a t ur e , I nSe ar c hofLos tI de al i s m. Onec oul de v e ns e e k i the r e , i nt he s es c a ntope ni ngt houg ht s–ori nt hos ewor dsofov e rt wot hous a ndy e a r sa g owi t h whi c hwebe g a n. Wehopey oue nj oyt hei de a l s , ponde r i ng sa ndque r i e spos e dont hepa g e swhi c hf ol l owa ndl ook f or wa r dt ot hemont hsa ndy e a r st oc ome–a ndt hes pi r i tofi nqui r ywhi c hs ha l l a l wa y spr e v a i l .

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ONREMEMBERI NG,ENDI NGAND I NQUI RI NG Thei r onyoft hee ar l yday soft hi spubl i c at i onbe i ngourf i nali snot l os tonme .I thasbe e nanhonourt oj oi nt l yi nt r oduc eTheTr i ni t y I nqui r e rt ot hi sc ommuni t y .Ye t ,or gani s i ngande di t i ngt hi si s s uehas be e nt ouc he dwi t ht hes amebl ueme l anc hol yasal lofmy‘ l as t s ’ .As myj our ne yats c hoolne ar si t sc l os e ,Ihav ei nc r e as i ngl yf oundmy s e l f l e ndi ngt houghtand( hope f ul l y )amor emat ur epe r s pe c t i v et ot he pas t .Ourc har ac t e re xi s t sast hes ummat i onofourmanypas t e xpe r i e nc e sandi nt e r ac t i ons-t hee f f e c tofwhi c hmaybe i mpe r c e pt i bl ei ndi v i dual l y ,butpr of oundasac ol l e c t i v e .Ihav ebe e n r e f l e c t i ngont he s es ubl i mi nali mpac t si nt e r msofmyf r i e nds hi ps ,t he t r i bul at i onsofadol e s c e nc eandt hos er e t r os pe c t i v e l ypi v ot al mome nt sofs oc i ali nt e r ac t i on.Butpe r hapsmor epe r t i ne nt l y , e s pe c i al l ygi v e nt hec ont e xtoft hec ul mi nat i onofmys e c ondar y e duc at i on,Ihav ebe e ne xami ni ngt hes hapi ngofmyout l ookt owar ds l e ar ni ngandac ade mi ahe r eatTr i ni t y . Toe r ri shuman;t oe r rgr e at e ri st obei nYe ar7.De s pe r at et opr ov emywor t h,c has i ngdi s t i nc t i onsasa f or m ofv al i dat i on;ac c ol ade sandr e c ogni t i onl ar ge l yf or me dt hebas i sofmymot i v at i ons .Nott os ayI wasc ompl e t e l yf r e ef r om t heal l ur el at e ron,ore v e nt ot hi sday ,butmyappr oac ht he nwasnot i nf or me dbyani nnat epas s i onorc ur i os i t yf orknowl e dge . Mye xt r ac ur r i c ul arac ade mi ci nv ol v e me ntc hange dt hat .Gi v e nt heoppor t uni t yt oat t e ndMat hs Me nt or i ng,awe e kl ymat he mat i c alpr obl e ms ol v i ngwor ks hopt he nhe l dbyMsSi moneZmood,Iwoul d f i ndmy s e l ff ort hene xtf oury e ar swaki ngupe ar l ye v e r yWe dne s daymor ni ngt opor eov e ri nt i mi dat i ng, y e ti nt r i gui ngc onc e pt sandc hal l e nge s .Andt hati nt r i guewast hec at al y s t .Sudde nl y ,mat he mat i c swas nots i mpl yme ni al ,mi ndnumbi ngt e xt bookque s t i ons .Thewor l dofmat hshadope ne dupasanout l e t ofmyc r e at i v i t y ,de f i ne d‘ e l e ganc e ’ i nane wl i ghtandbe c ameani nf i ni t es our c eofmi ndt e s t i ng e xhi l ar at i on.Ihaddi s c ov e r e dapas s i oni nmat he mat i c s ,andt husapas s i onf orl e ar ni ng.Ipos s e s s e dan i nnat edr i v enotbas e dont hec ompe t i t i v ef e r v ourbe t we e nf e l l ows t ude nt s ,butonepr e di c at e don i nhe r e nti nqui s i t i v e ne s s .I nqui r y . Ye s ,mye xt r ac ur r i c ul arac ade mi ci nv ol v e me ntwasname l yi nt heones ubj e c tar e a( admi t t e dl y , oppor t uni t i e sbe y ondmat he mat i c swe r er at he rs c ar c et oami ddl e s c hools t ude ntbac kt he n) .AndI dar enothi nti nt hes l i ght e s tt hatmyc ur r i c ul arc l as s r oom e xpe r i e nc ewasany t hi ngs hor tofwondr ous . Ye t ,asIl ookbac know,i ti st heac ade mi ce xt r ac ur r i c ul ar ,whatIac c ompl i s he dbymyowni mpe t usand pas s i on,t hati smos tme mor abl e .Fr om t heBor oondar aMat hsGal ai nYe ar8t ot heMUMSSc hool Mat hsOl y mpi c si nYe ar1 2,wi t hnume r ousc ompe t i t i onsi nbe t we e n,t obel e av i ngTr i ni t ywi t ht he s at i s f ac t i onofhav i ngmadet hemos tofy ouroppor t uni t i e si saf e e l i ngl i kenot hi nge l s e . So,Ii mpl or eal lofy oul uc kys t ude nt swi t hay e arormor el e f tt ogo,t akeadv ant ageofal lt he r ei s be y ondt hec l as s r oom.Amy r i adofoppor t uni t i e sawai t sy ou,mor et hane v e rbe f or e .Rai s ey ourhandt o beanAc ade mi cAmbas s adorne xty e ar ,j oi naCl uborSoc i e t yt hate xc i t e sy ou,s ubmi tanar t i c l et ot hi s publ i c at i onorf l i pov e rt ot heCompe t i t i onss e c t i onands i gnup!Expl or ey ourpas s i onanddi s c ov e rt he j oy sofnotme r e l ys t udy i ngbutl e ar ni ng.Takei tf r om af ul f i l l e ds oont obe OTGwhodi dj us tt hat .A my r i adofoppor t uni t i e sawai t sy ou,mor et hane v e rbe f or e .Bei nqui s i t i v e .Bei ns pi r e d.Beani nqui r e r . Ri s hovDol oii st heCoCapt ai nofAc ade mi c satTr i ni t yGr ammarSc hool ,Ke w,and,i nt hatc apac i t y, s e r ve sasJoi ntEdi t ori nChi e foft hi smas t he ad.

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I NSEARCHOFLOSTI DEALI SM Some whe r e ,l oc ke dawayi nt hev aul t sofTr i ni t y ,i nt hebot t om ofs omeundi s t i ngui s he danddus t ydr awe r , t he r es i t sawhi t epape r . Couc he di ns c hol ar l yv oc abul ar yt hatv e i l si t sv i br anc yandv i gour ,i tout l i ne sani nnov at i v ene wpl an. Ami ds tl i ne soft y pe dbl ac ki nk,i tc r af t sac as ebui l tons t ude ntv oi c eandt e nmi nut e s ur v e y s .I nc ount l e s s f oot not e sande ndnot e s ,i tbui l dsf r om pe dagogi c alr e s e ar c handps y c hol ogi c als t udi e sav i s i onof c ommuni t i e st hatl e ar n. Tot hepas s e r by ,i tc oul dbeany t hi ng.Tot hi smas t he ad,t hough,i ti se v e r y t hi ng. Ov e rt hel as tf i v ey e ar s ,t heAc ade mi cCapt ai nc yhass l owl ywor ke dt omakei t sownmar kont heTr i ni t y c ommuni t y .Thr oughmanydi f f e r e nti ndi v i dual swi t hmanydi f f e r e ntt ake soni t sc or emot t oof“ e nr i c hi ng t hec ul t ur alandi nt e l l e c t uall i f eatTr i ni t y ” ,i thasc ont i nual l ywor ke dt or e de f i nei t s e l fi nal ands c ape whe r ei t sr ol ehaswav e r e di nobs c ur i t yandopac i t y . Andi twasi nt hatv e r ywhi t epape r ,e nac t e di n201 6,t hatDrDe aneBl ac kl e r ,t he nAs s i s t antHe admas t e ri n Re s e ar c handI nnov at i on,f i r s ts ugge s t e dt hei de aofe s t abl i s hi nganAc ade mi cCapt ai nc yt or e i magi nehow Tr i ni t ys t ude nt sbui l tt he i rownc ul t ur eofc ommuni t yl e ar ni ng.Buti nt i me sast ur bul e ntast he s e ,i tc anbe e as yt owonde ri fpe r hapst hec apt ai nc yhasl os tt hef or e s i ghtandv i s i onoft hos ev aul t l oc ke dpage s–i f , j us tmay be ,i tmus tnowt ur ni ns e ar c hofl os ti de al i s m. Ast hef i r s tAc ade mi cCapt ai ns ,Mar kSl av e candLac hl anCol l i ns ( OTG’ 1 6)f ac e dt het as koft r ans l at i ngpowe r f uli de al i s mi nt o wor kabl er e al i t y .Wi t hwhatwasde s c r i be datt het i meas “ obs t e t r i cs uppor t ”f r om DrBl ac kl e r ,t he ywr e s t l e di nt oe xi s t e nc e nov e lpr ogr amsde s i gne dt obr i ngs t ude nt st oge t he rt oque s t i on t he i rpl ac ei nt hewor l dar oundt he m.Unde rt he i rt e nur e ,t he Fr i dayFor umsandHe nt ySe r i e swe r ebor n,bot hpr ogr amme s t hatpr omi s e datt het i met o“ gr owandbe c omepar tofTr i ni t y Cul t ur e ” . Toge t he rwi t hDrBl ac kl e r ,t he yf or ge dt hei de al st hatc ont i nuet o maket hec apt ai nc ywhati ti s .The ydr e amtofaTr i ni t yt hati nf or me di t sownwayi nt ot hef ut ur e .Apl ac e whe r es t ude nt swoul dl e ar nnotonl ybyc l as s r oom de c r e e s ,butal s obyc ommunalc ul t ur e .Apl ac ewhe r e s t ude nt swoul dbewe l l gr ounde di nt hec l as s i c all i be r alar t s ,br i dgi ngt hec onne c t i onsbe t we e nmode r n ac ade mi cdi s c i pl i ne ss ot he ymi ghtbeapar tofani nf or me dwor l d.Apl ac ewhe r eas t ude nt ’ sac ade mi c j our ne ydi dnots t ar tande ndi nac l as s r oom –butpe r me at e de l s e whe r et oo.

I n201 7,Las alBoy agamaandJac kPe t e r e i t( OTG’ 1 7)f ac e dt hef or mi dabl ec hal l e ngeofbui l di ngont he wor koft hey e arpas tande ns ur i ngac l e arpr e c e de ntwass e ti ny e ar st oc ome .I ns t r i v i ngt oe nge nde ri n t hes c hoolan“ e nt hus i as [ m] …andwi l l i ng[ ne s s ]t os har ei de as ” ,t heBoy agamaPe t e r e i tadmi ni s t r at i onand i t sac t i v i t i e se mbodi e dt hec ont i nui t yofc hange–t we aki ngt he i re xi s t i ngpor t f ol i oandl e ar ni ngf r om t he y e arbe f or e ,whi l s tav oi di nganyr adi c als hi f ti npl ans .Wi t hDrBl ac kl e rhav i ngl e f tt hes c hool ,t he ywor ke d wi t houts t af fs uppor tt oc ont i nuet hewor kl e f tbe hi nd.I nmoul di ngol dpr ogr amst ot he i rne wv i s i on,t he y s t andar di s e dandf or t i f i e dbot ht heCl ubsandSoc i e t i e sandAc ade mi cAmbas s ador si ni t i at i v e s– s t r e ngt he ni ngt hef oundat i onsal r e adyl ai d. Thr oughoutt hef ol l owi ngt woy e ar s ,unde rc apt ai nThomasBoy dandv i c e c apt ai nRi c har dTi e u( OTG’ 1 8) , andt he nc apt ai nMat t he wHat z i kos t asandv i c e c apt ai nsVi c t orGuoandThomasMc Ki e( OTG’ 1 9) ,t he c apt ai nc yv e e r e dt owar dsamor ec l as s r oombas e dangl e .Es c he wi ngbot hmanyoft hepr ogr amsandt he br oads t r oke si nt e r di s c i pl i nar yl i be r alar t sf oc usofpr e v i ousy e ar s ,t he s ec apt ai nsf oc us s e dons uppor t i ng

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t he i rYe a r1 2c ohor t si ni ndi v i dua ls ubj e c t s ,ba s i ngt he i rwor ki npr e e x i s t i nga c a de mi cde pa r t me nt s .

WHYWEI NQUI RE

Looki nga r oundt heAc a de mi cCa pt a i nc yt oda y ,t hei mpr i nt sofe a c hoft he s epa s tc a pt a i nsa r ec l e a r l y v i s i bl e ,a si fe a c hwa sg ui de dbya noc c ul tha ndi npur s ui tofg r e a t e rg oa l s .Thec ur r i c ul a rf oc usofBoy d a ndHa t z i kos t a s ’ t i mes t i l li nf or mst hec a pt a i nc y ’ swor kl i a i s i ngwi t ha c a de mi cde pa r t me nt sa tTr i ni t ya nd s uppor t i ngt hede pt hoft heVCEpr og r a mi nne wa ndi nnov a t i v ewa y s . Butpe r ha psmor ee v i de ntt ha nt ha ti si t swor kme l di ngne wi de a swi t he s t a bl i s hme ntpr i nc i pl e s ,whi c h bor r owsf r om t hepr e c e de nts e tbyBoy a g a maa ndPe t e r e i t .Thi sc ur r e ntc a pt a i nc y ’ sv i s i onofa“ wi de r f a br i cof …c ommuni t ya nds oc i e t y ”t ha ti nt e r we a v e sne wa ndol d,out l i ne da tt hebe g i nni ngoft hi sy e a r , e c hoe st he i re f f or t s .Andc l e a r e s tofa l la sa ni nf l ue nc ea r ea l mos tc e r t a i nl yt hepowe r f ulpr i nc i pl e sf i r s t f or g e di n201 6–t hes a mei de a l si nv oke di ns t umps pe e c he st hr oug houtt hi sy e a ra swe“ f a c e [ d] t r i bul a t i onsa he a d” ,y e tf oundour s e l v e s“ r i s [ i ng ]s t r ong e rt ha nwewe r ebe f or e ” . Ye s ,t hi spr e s e ntt e nur ehass hape di t sownway–buthadt hepr i v i l e ge ofdoi ngs oonl yont hef oundat i onst hatl ai dl ongbe f or ei t .The s t r onge s tl e s s on,t he n,i spe r hapsnotoft hes upe r i or i t yofanygi v e n appr oac h,butoft hei mpe r mane nc eofanyi ndi v i dualt houghti nt he f ac eofi t sov e r ar c hi ngphi l os ophi e s . TheAc ade mi cCapt ai nc yhass e e ns e t bac ksandf al l s ;haswi t ne s s e d manype opl ec omeandgo;hasobs e r v e dc hange si nt heat t i t ude st hat s ur r oundi t .I thass t r ay e df r om t hec our s emome nt ar i l y ,e xpe r i e nc e d r adi c als hi f t si ni t smi s s i on’ si nt e r pr e t at i on,e v e nc hange dc ompl e t e l y y e art oy e ar . Buti t sgui di ngl i ghtofTr i ni t yasas c hoolofdual i s m –whe r eonec an hopet obot hr e c e i v eane duc at i onoft hemi ndandoneoft hes oul ; whe r eonec anhopet obot hl e ar nbr oadl y ,i nt hef ul lr angeofl i be r al ar t s ,andde e pl y ,i nwhat e v e ri ti st he yc hoos et opur s ue–has ,andwi l l , c ont i nuet oe ndur e . Na me sa ndt i t l e sa r ebutpi t hya r r a ng e me nt sofl e t t e r st obes c a t t e r e dt ot hewi nds . I ni t i a t i v e sa nd pol i c i e sa r ebutwor dsa nda c t i onse v e nt ua l l yc ons i g ne dt ot hef i l i ngc a bi ne t sofbur e a uc r a t s . Ev e n i ndi v i dua l sc a nbutonl yma keade ntf oraf e ws c a nts e c ondsi nt heg r e a ta r c sofhi s t or y . Ye ti de a sa ndi de a l sa r ebe l l st ha t , onc es t r uc k, c a nne v e rbeunr ung . The ya r et houg ht st ha t , onc e ut t e r e d, s ha l lne v e rbeuns poke n. The ya r et hel ooki ngg l a s s e st hr oug hwhi c hourl i v e sa r er e f l e c t e d– t hey a r ds t i c ksa g a i ns twhi c hwes ha l lme a s ur e , t i mea ndt i mea g a i n, a l lt ha twedo. Thos et ha ts ur v i v et het e s toft i met r a ns c e ndi t st y r a nni c a lboundst obe c omes ome t hi ngmor e . The r e we r ec ount l e s swhi t epa pe r sbe f or et hos ef a t e f ulpa g e sof201 6. The r es ha l lbec ount l e s smor et oc ome . Tha t ’ st het hi nga boutouri de a l i s m:i t ’ sne v e rt r ul yl os t . Thewhe e lofpr og r e s sa l wa y st ur nsf or wa r d. Thec l oc koft i medoe s n’ tc a r ef ori mpe r i ousde c r e e s . Wha t e v e rha ppe nst ot hedr e a me r s , not hi ngc a n g e tr i doft hedr e a ms . Thene x tg r e a ti de at oc a pt i v a t eusi sabl a nks he e tofpa pe rs i t t i ngi ns ome one ’ sof f i c e . Af e wl one l y dr opsofi nkwa i t i ngi ns ome one ’ spr i nt e r . Ag e r mi na t i ngke r ne lofat houg ht , t a ki ngr ooti nt heba c kof s ome one ’ smi nd. Thenot i onsl i ng e ri nt hea i r , pa i nf ul l youtofr e a c h. Theha ndshov e ra bov et heke y boa r d, uns ur eof whe r et os t a r t . Andt hewor dsbutwa i tf oryout owr i t et he m.

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DOEST RUT HST I LLMAT T ER? Ear l yi nSe pt e mbe r ,agr oupof f ours t ude nt s–Cal eMar t i n, Dav i dWang,Rongl i nHouandI , boundl i keSamant ha,Mi r anda, Char l ot t eandCar r i ei n Se xi nt heCi t y–c ol l abor at e dt o e nr i c ht hedi s c us s i onsofi nqui r y wi t hi nt hes t ude ntbody .How di dwedot hi s ?Byor gani z i ng Tr i ni t y ’ sf i r s tFr i dayFor um t hi sy e ar ,aQ&As t y l edi s c us s i on uni t i nge s t e e me dmi ndsf r om bot hwi t hi nandout s i deoft he s c hoolc ommuni t y .Thi swas doneunde rt heae gi soft he Ac ade mi cAmbas s ador s pr ogr am,whi c hai mst o br oade ni nt e l l e c t ualdi s c us s i ons wi t hi nt heTr i ni t yc ommuni t y . I tc e r t ai nl ypr ov e dt obea c hal l e nge ,bot hbe c aus eoft he r e s t r i c t i v et i me l i ne ,andt he di f f i c ul t i e si nf i ndi nggue s t s pe ake r s .Af t e rmuc h de l i be r at i on,wes e t t l e dont he t opi cof‘ Doe sTr ut hSt i l l Mat t e r ? ’ ,c onc e r ni ngt he de c l i ni ngr e l e v anc eoft r ut h wi t hi nours oc i e t y . Af t e rweal ldi ds ome pr e l i mi nar yr e s e ar c hont he t opi c ,wedi s c ov e r e dt he pr ov e r bi algol dmi neof TheConve r s at i on,a c ol l abor at i v emagaz i nebe t we e n ac ade mi c sandj our nal i s t sf ul lt o t hebr i m ofr e l e v ante xpe r t s .Asa gr oup,wequi c kl yr e ac he doutt o t woe s t e e me dac ade mi c s : Dr .De ni sMul l e r ,oft he Uni v e r s i t yofMe l bour ne ,and Dr .Pe t e rEl l e r t on,f r om t he Uni v e r s i t yofQue e ns l and. I nt e r e s t i ngl y ,t hel oc kdown pr ov e dt ohav eas i l v e rl i ni ng whe ni tc amet oi nv i t i nggue s t s , aswewe r eabl et oc onne c twi t h s pe ake r sf r om out s i deof Vi c t or i a.Dr .Mul l e rhad

Cl oc kwi s ef r om t opl e f t :Davi dDods on, Dr .Pe t e rEl l e r t on,Dr .De nni sMul l e r ,MrAdr i anFar r e r

wr i t t e ne xt e ns i v e l yon j our nal i s me t hi c sand f al s i f i e dt r ut hs ,whi l s t Dr .El l e r t onhaddones ome i nc r e di bl er e s e ar c hont he r e as onsf akene wsi ss oi ngr ai ne d wi t hi ns oc i e t y .The ywe r ej oi ne d byt woofTr i ni t y ’ sowne xpe r t s : Mr .Chr i sWe i nbe r g, Tr i ni t y ’ spr ov e r bi alf ontof pol i t i c alwi s dom,and Mr .Adr i anFar r e r ,He admas t e r andEt hi c sTe ac he r .Toge t he r , t he s ef ourgue s t s ,muc hl i ke t heBe at l e s ,c amet oge t he r har moni ous l yt opr oduc ea me l l i f l uouss y mphonyof pr ov oc at i onandi nqui r y .

i mpl i c at i onsonme di a,and Mr .Far r e runde r l i ne dt he i mpor t anc eofe duc at i oni n di f f e r e nt i at i ngf ac tandf i c t i on. Thedi s c us s i one v ol v e dt owar ds s ol ut i onsf orl i mi t i ngt hes pr e ad ofbi as e dorf akene wswi t hi n me di a,pr ompt e dbyque s t i ons f r om ouraudi e nc e .I twas wonde r f ult os e es uc hbr oad e ngage me nt ,wi t hf art oomany que s t i onsl e f tunans we r e d. Howdoy ouc r e at eapol i t i c al l y ne ut r albr oadc as t e r ?Whati st he be s twayt ot e ac hy our s e l fhowt o i de nt i f yf al s et r ut hs ?Whydoe s Dav i dke e pr e s pondi ngt oe v e r y ans we rwi t h‘ abs ol ut e l y ’ ?

Mode r at e dbyy our st r ul y ,we be gant hedi s c us s i onwi t han ope ne nde dque s t i on;howdi d wege ti nt os uc hame s s ? Dr .El l e r t ons t ar t e df r om t he v e r ybe gi nni ng,anc i e ntt r i be s s i ngi ngar oundac ampf i r e ,t o e xpl ai nhowe ngr ai ne d s e ns at i onal i s m ands t or y t e l l i ng ar ewi t hi nourc ol l e c t i v eps y c he . Thi swasf ur t he r e dbyv al uabl e c ont r i but i onsf r om ourot he r pane l i s t s ,whohi ghl i ght e dt he c ons e que nc e sofapos t t r ut h wor l d.Mr .We i nbe r gof f e r e d powe r f uli ns i ght sont he pot e nt i aldamage st oour pol i t i c ali ns t i t ut i ons ,Dr .Mul l e r pr ov i de df as c i nat i ngi ns i ght st o

I nt hee nd,weal lagr e e dt hati t washar de rt hani tl ooke d.We ’ d l i ket oe xt e ndourt hankst o Andr e wandRi s hov , CoCapt ai nsofAc ade mi c s ,f or t he i rhe l pands uppor t ,t o Mr .Bol z one l l of orhi sr ol easa me nt or ,and,mos ti mpor t ant l y , t oourgue s t s ,whos ac r i f i c e d t he i rt i mef ort heoppor t uni t yt o e ngageus .

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Davi dDods oni soneoft het wo Ye ar1 0Ac ade mi cAmbas s ador s andmode r at e dt hef i r s t Fr i dayFor um i n2020’ s r e vi valoft hepr ogr am at Tr i ni t yGr ammarSc hool ,Ke w.


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HOW DOYOUI MPORTYOURWORDS? LOTEi sadi v i s i v es ubj e c ti nmy e xpe r i e nc e–de s pi t et he nume r ousc as ual t i e st hatc anbe f oundi nt hec or r i dor sofs c hool , s c ar r e dbys t r i c tr ul e sof gr ammarandt r y i ngt o r e me mbe rv oc ab,t he r ear et hos e t hatt hor oughl ye nj oyt hi s c hal l e ngeofl e ar ni nganot he r l anguage .Ye t ,t ome ,t hemos t i nt r i gui ngpar tofLOTEi snot t her ul e soft hel anguageort he ac c ompany i ngc ul t ur e ,butt he c r i t i c alanal y s i soft hev e r y nat ur eoft hewor dsweus et o c ommuni c at e . Whydoc e r t ai nwor dshav ea par t i c ul arme ani ng?Howhasi t be c omet hatt hi spar t i c ul ars e t ofs oundsc onv e yi de ass o e f f i c i e nt l y ?Ass ome onet hat wasnott aughtgr ammat i c al s t r uc t ur e sorphonot ac t i cr ul e s ( t hec onv e nt i onst hatdi c t at e howal anguages ounds ) , LOTEhasbr oughtmei ns i ght andi nt r i guei nt ot henat ur eof wor ds ,c ur i ousaboutt he s t or i e sbe hi ndt he m. Thr e ewor dswi t hi nt r i gui ng bac ks t or i e swor t hs har i ngar e ‘ t awdr y ’ ,‘ t e a’ and‘ c l ue ’ ,s t e e pe d i nhi s t or i c ale v e nt sandc ul t ur al di f f e r e nc e s . 1 .Te a–Di dy ouknowt hatt he wor l dhasal mos tonl yt wowor ds f ort e a?The r ear et wor ootwor ds t hate xi s t ,‘ t e a’ and‘ c ha’ as appr oxi mat e di nEngl i s h,whi c h ar et her e s ul tofwhe r eac ount r y i mpor t e dt he i rt e af r om, t e ai fbys e a,c haii fbyl and. Te ai spr e domi nant l yf oundi n Chi na,s oi fonewant e dt ohav e t e a,i tne e de dt obei mpor t e di n f r om Chi na,e i t he rt hr ough

l andr out e sorbys hi p.The c har ac t e r茶 wasus e dast he nameoft hepr oduc t ,andt o t hos ewhohadl andc ont ac t ,i t woul dhav ebe e npr onounc e d c ha. Howe v e r ,t heDut c h,t he pr e domi nant1 7t hc e nt ur y Eur ope ant r ade r swi t hChi na, t r ade dwi t ht hos ei nt he pr ov i nc eofFuj i an,whous e d t heMi nNandi al e c twhi c h pr onounc e dt het e r mt e . So,t hewor dc has pr e ad t hr oughoutAs i aasc ha, t heMi ddl eEas tasc hay, asf ari nt oEur opeast heBal kans i nt hes amef or m,be c ames hay i nAr abi candc haii nSwahi l i . Thewor dt es pr e adv i at heDut c h ast he ebe c omi ngt e ai nEngl i s h, t héi nFr e nc hands pr e adi ngt o t heI ndone s i anar c hi pe l agoi n t hef or mt è h. 2.Tawdr y–t hes t or yofs hi f t i ng pr onunc i at i onandme ani ngby as s oc i at i on.Ci r c a670, Nor t humbr i anQue e n Ae t he l t hr y t hf ounde danabbe y i nEl y ,Engl and,l at e rbe c omi ng t hepat r ons ai ntoft het own. He rname ,wi t ht hemany‘ t h’ s be c amet oohar dt os ayandwas c hange dt oSt .Audr e y .Thet own woul dhol dSt .Audr e y ’ sf ai r ,and s e l ll ac ene c kt i e st ov i s i t i ng pi l gr i ms ,andt henameoft he pr oduc twass hor t e ne df r om Sai ntAudr e y ’ sLac et o ( Sai n) T’ Audr e yLac e ,t hati s t awdr yl ac e .Thef i r s tus eoft he wor dt awdr yl ac ei sdat e dt o 1 54070.Howe v e r ,byt he 1 8t hCe nt ur y ,t hi sl ac ef e l loutof f as hi on,andbe c ames e e nas c he apandv ul gar .Thus ,t hewor d t awdr ys wi t c he dme ani ngt o

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i t sc ur r e ntf or m me ani ng s ome t hi nggaudy ,c he aporbas e . 3.Cl ue–l i nke dt omy t hol ogy . ‘ Cl ue ’ i nt hi ss pe l l i ngi sav ar i ant oft hewor d‘ c l e w’ ,whi c h amongs ti t sus e sasav e r bhas t heme ani ng,‘ t oc oi li nt oabal l ’ , orot he r wi s eme ans‘ abal lof t hr e adory ar n’ .I ti sf r om t hi s s e ns eoft hewor dwhe r et he mode r nme ani ngoft hewor d ‘ c l ue ’ c ome sf r om.I nt hes t or yof The s e usi nDae dal us ’ Laby r i nt h, Ar i adnegi v e shi m ac l e wof t hr e adt obeabl et os uc c e s s f ul l y nav i gat ehi ms e l fbac koutof t hel aby r i nt h.Fr om t hi ss t or y , t hei de aofc l e ws t ar t e dt ome an ‘ t hatwhi c hpoi nt st heway ’ , s t ar t i ngt ome ant hi si na pur e l yf i gur at i v es e ns ebyt he e ar l y1 7t hc e nt ur y .Ov e rt i me , al ongs i des pe l l i ngr e f or m,t he mode r ni de aofc l uer e s ul t e d me ani ngt obeagui de . Thehi s t or ybe hi ndt he s ewor ds de mons t r at et hes t or i e dhi s t or i e s ofmode r nwor ds ,pot e nt i al c ul t ur alc hange sorpe r c e pt i ons t hathav er e s ul t e di nmode r n i de as ,e as i l yc onv e y e d. Cal vi nBl ai ri sas t ude nti n Ye ar1 2atTr i ni t yGr ammar Sc hoolwi t hake e ni nt e r e s ti n t heor i gi nofwor dsandt he l i ngui s t i cf oundat i onsoft he wor l dar oundus .


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CROSSWORD Onc eyou’ vef i l l e di nt hec r os s wor d,t hi r t e e n l e t t e r swi l lhavee ac hbe e nus e de xac t l yonc ei nt he c r os s wor d.Conne c tt hel e t t e r sdot t odots t yl ei n al phabe t i c alor de rt of or m ani mage . Across 1 Wonde roramaz e me nt( 3) 3 St i c ksus e dt opl ayPool( 4) 6 Wor dof t e nus e di nas i mi l e( 2) 8 Gr e e kde i t yofdawn( 3) 1 1 Wi z ar d( 4) 1 3 Pr e c i ouss t one( 3) 1 4 Ni nt e ndogamec ons ol e( 3) 1 5 Ar c hai cwor df or‘ y ou’ ( 2) 1 6 Mat he mat i c alc ons t ant( 2) 1 8 Br e akf as tordi nne r ,f ore xampl e( 4) 21Whatac owmi ghtdo?( 3) 22I t e mt hemi ghtbeus e dt opr e v e nts ome one f r om s pe aki ng( 3) 24St ays i l e nt :ke e p___( 3) 25Mar t i alar t :____Thai( 4) 26He s i t antut t e r anc e( 2) 29Wor dus e dt oe xpr e s sac hoi c e( 2) 31He adc ov e r i ng( 3) 33Shar ppoi nt( 3) 34Thought( 4) 35Bas e bal lt e am:Bos t onRe d___( 3) 37Exi s t( 2) 38Emi ts mokeorgas( 3) 39Name l y( abbr .ofLat i nvi de l i c e t )( 3) Down 1 Be f or enoon( 2) 2 Cr y( 4) 4 Pr e f i xme ani ng‘ one ’ ( 3) 5 Tos pe aks ome t hi ng( 3) 7 Wai tamome nt :gi v emea___( 3) 9 Soundhe ar di nme di t at i on( 2)

1 0 Todr i nk:hav ea____( 4) 1 1 3rdnot eoft hes ol f as c al e( 2) 1 2 Ki ndofc onge al e dl i qui d( 3) 1 3 Some t hi ngy oumi ghtwi norl os e( 4) 1 7 Not ei ndi c at i ngde bt( 3) 1 8 Fi f t hmont h( 3) 1 9 Uni tone t we l t ht hemas sof12C( 3) 20Se l f s at i s f i e d( 4) 23Bebr av e :hav et he____t odos ome t hi ng( 4) 25Admi nofac hatgr oupors e r v e r( 3) 27Lar ge s i z e d( asoppos e dt omi ni –)( 4) 28Abbr .f or230by t e s( 3) 30Umpi r e ,i nf or mal l y( 3) 31Exc l amat i onofs ur pr i s e / t r i umph( 2) 32Poi nts ome t hi ngatat ar ge t( 3) 33Sc ot t i s hwor df or‘ s we e t he ar t ’ ( 2) 36Famouswor k:Wi z ar dof__( 2)

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FROM T HEEDI T ORSI NCHI EF What We ’ r eWor ki ngOn. . .

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