It was honour and delight to have author Nick Bowling, who is also a former teacher at Trinity, visit us this week.

Nick is the writer of Witchborn, set in 16th Century England, rife with the phobia of witches, and a plot of overthrow Elizabeth I. Nick addressed a full audience of First and Second Years and explained how people identified witches in their community – failed harvest, feeling fed up, bloating and sour milk.

Nick carried out tests used at the Witch trials, with Felix, Jamie, Jo and Josh making excellent witches and witch finders. Some of the examinations included a hanging sieve from shears which spun while shouting the witch’s name, water moving in a bucket and how many Bibles the witch weighed.

Waterstones supported the event and Nick signed over 50 books sold to students and former pupils. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a success.

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