The Oundle, Peterborough and East Northants (OPEN) Learning Partnership welcomed Professor Lord Robert Winston to Oundle on 29 November.

Professor Winston met with students from Oundle School and Prince William School to discuss his life in politics as a member of the House of Lords. He also led a Q&A session at Oundle CE Primary School for Year 5, where they were joined by pupils and teachers from Laxton Junior School.

Professor Winston is familiar to households across the country as a presenter of numerous BBC television programmes, including Child of Our Time. He has a distinguished career as a researcher of human reproduction and the early stages of pregnancy, and has been chairman of the Royal College of Music. 

He is now patron of ExpertEd, a new online education programme developed by the OPEN Learning Partnership in collaboration with other leading independent schools, multi-academy trusts, and universities.

Gordon Montgomery, Deputy Head Partnerships and Outreach at Oundle School said: “It is a credit to the work of all of the OPEN Learning Partnership schools and their innovation to support the education of all children in our community, that Lord Winston is so willing to lend his expertise and devote his time to our collaborative projects.”