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Oakham School Archives

Explore the history of the school through the documents and objects that have been left behind...



Oakham School has seen many talented artists and technicians thrive through the IB programme.

Theatre arts students have been able to help in many productions, even directing some as was the case with Le Petit Prince in 2003.

Again in 2003, Guy Gibbeson, a visual arts student, explored political themes in art by creating an oil painting self portrait and burning it in front of an audience. Inspired by Marcel Duchamp and Malcolm McLaren, Gibbeson wanted to show the replacement of bourgeoisie art by the anarchy of modernism.

In design an technology, pupils have made innovative and outstanding creations. One notable project was Thomas Shelbourn’s solar cooker which was designed to be used in developing countries.