The Wheeler-Bennett Society is led by the Sixth Form and seeks to promote the stimulation and exchange of ideas. It meets three times a term and one pupil, or sometimes two, present a paper on a topic of interest; discussion follows on the issues raised in the paper.
Recent topics have included “The rule of the rabble: is democracy the best form of government?", "Size matters: the physics of evolution", "The evolution of the fairytale", and "How to spot a witch". Presenters gain knowledge of a particular topic and have the opportunity to develop essential experience of public speaking.