Early in 1934, a deputation of boys from Carlisle Grammar School attended a lecture on disarmament held in the town hall. The speaker was Brig.-Gen. E. L. Spears and he later paid a visit to the school to speak on the subject of ‘International Affairs.’ The report in the school magazine, ‘The Carliol,’ indicated that the talk was much appreciated and ‘helped to give a much clearer idea of the forces at work in the world of to-day, than we receive from sensational reports in the newspapers.’
There are no other references to international issues in the school magazine, which had a traditional format of reporting on sports, clubs and old boys etc. Carlisle Grammar School, in 1968, amalgamated with two other local schools to create Trinity School.
The Carliol, Mar 1934. Archive ref: DS 4/1, Cumbria Archives.