10 Year Challenge

Taking on the #10yearchallenge. 2009 at Notting Hill to 2019 at our Tower Hill campus. #tbt

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Leadership Programme

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Leadership Programme at David Game College

The rationale behind the David Game leadership programme is simple: to help our students to better understand the nature of leadership and what it means to be a good leader in the 21st Century.  Although such a mission is ambitious, especially as leadership is one of the most talked about, but least understood of topics, it is still possible to provide students with an overview and help guide and shape their own views.

The course has six key parts:

  1. Leadership – what is it and its biological origins
  2. The traits and behaviours of good leaders
  3. The challenges of leadership in the 21st Century
  4. Decision-making under pressure – crisis leadership
  5. Power, influence , prestige and leadership
  6. Historic figures that demonstrated leadership

The course perspective takes into account cognitive psychology and evolutionary biology as a basis to explain many of the characteristics and traits of leadership and why much modern behaviour becomes maladapted in the prevailing environment.  It is aims to motivate students to consider becoming leaders at some stage in their careers and understand the importance of taking responsibility for their own actions, as well as becoming resilient to set backs and never, ever, giving up!

The course will be run by John Dalton who has taught leadership in 14 countries to a wide range of clients, including ambassadors, Royalty, CEOs, head of NGOs and numerous executives of multinational companies.  John has studied leadership for the last 20 years and he is especially knowledgeable of status striving, status threats and the neurobiological approach to leadership. He is a chartered biologist and has taught GCSE and A level students for 27 years, providing him with a critical insight into how students’ think and behave.

Starts Thursday 24th January from 5-6pm in the Small Auditorium (A214)

Everyone welcome

Biology of Cancer: Medical Programme Lecture

As part of our medical programme at David Game College, a series of lectures and seminars is arranged that covers a range of medically-related topics.

The lecture on the biology of cancer will cover the following topics:

  1. Which animals also get cancer – not just humans
  2. What is cancer?
  3. The special case of Naked Mole Rat!
  4. Medical facts around cancer
  5. Correlations and causations
  6. The cell cycle, mutation and genetic basis of cancer
  7. Genomic instability
  8. Why evolution helps explain cancer
  9. Cell transformation
  10. Necrosis and apoptosis
  11. Tumour formation
  12. Angiogenesis
  13. Metastasis
  14. Genetics: proto-oncogenes; tumour suppressing genes and miRNAs
  15. Epigenetics and cancer

Everyone is welcome, but we expect those who are applying for medicine or medically-related courses to specially attend as the content could prove very useful for knowledge development and towards helping out with potential interviews.

Monday 21st January 5:30pm in room A214

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NCSyes

Yesterday we were visited by some lovely people from the National Citizen Service. This is a voluntary personal and social development programme for 15-17 year olds funded by the government. There are four phases to the programme:

1. Adventure phase. This is a residential trip where they’ll take part in archery, rock climbing, canoeing etc.
2. Discover phase. You live independently and learn essential life skills from local business leaders and charities, gain confidence in public speaking and communication skills. CV development!!
3. Social action. Creating a community project based on a social issue. A chance to make a difference
4. Celebration phase. Celebrate your achievements with fellow NCSers at one event and get a certificate signed by the prime minister!
 
Usually the whole thing would cost £1500 but because it’s a government funded programme they’re offering it for just £50. For more information visit: https://www.ncsyes.co.uk/
#ncsyes
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JSB College

Our Principal Mr Game and UFP Director Mr Kaveh at JSB College in Seoul, running Alevels and UFP, all taught by young teachers with degrees from Oxford or Imperial College. Newest member of David Game Group.

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Major Langlands

We are sad to hear the news that Major Langland has passed away on 2nd January. A note and photo from Mr Game in his memory: “With my friend Geoffrey Langlands in Chitral. He had given me the impossible task: to find him a Successor” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46757125

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Londinium e-magazine

Happy New Year! Taking a look back over the past academic year we have achieved a lot. We are pleased to release our first issue of our new e-magazine Londinium. Take a look at our magazine here to find out what else we got up to this year. https://issuu.com/davidgamecollege/docs/londinium_2018_v15

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