Silviculture is a meeting place for people interested in listening to each other and understanding and exploring views different from their own. It has existed in Dalriada since 2005, having been formed that year by Natasha Robinson and Chris McQuillan when they were in Fifth Form. We meet sporadically and spontaneously and all age groups are welcome to attend and take part in the conversation.

Peter Adams (Yr 12) is the current president and so far this year we have looked at Time (an old favourite!), Vegetarianism, Nihilism and Feminism. Interestingly, Peter has introduced Cake for the first time and this has added a whole new flavour, mainly chocolate. The “Bun Sale” to raise money for Cake was a huge success, philosophically.