The Williams Project

The Williams Project is named after Sir Bernard Williams, one of the foremost British philosophers of the 20th century, and an Old Chigwellian. As part of the Learning+ programme it provides opportunities for students at Chigwell School to broaden and deepen their intellectual life. It encourages them to realise that thought is not divided into school subjects, and it urges them to gain such an understanding of their own specialism that they can explain its intricacies to others. We hold meetings after school every other Tuesday, in two sections: IIIrd and IVth form (Years 7 & 8), and Remove to VIth form (Years 9-13); this offers our younger members better access to our speakers. Each branch has its own brand of refreshment: squash and biscuits for the younger students, and dinner with the speakers for the older.