Inspirational Talks Schedule

Upcoming Broadcasts

Speakers for Schools is excited to present its weekly broadcast schedule! This schedule will be updated regularly and talks will be targeted to different age groups are accessible via signing up using the registration from links below. registration closes at 12pm the day before the broadcast date – links are then sent out by email that afternoon.

Tips on participating in the Broadcast

To access the talks, links should be opened in a browser that is not Internet Explorer and students should join the live event anonymously, there is no need to create a log in. 

Students wishing to see subtitles for the broadcast can turn them on via the panel on the right-hand side of the screen. 

Further guidance on how to access talks can be found here.

Questions for speakers can be submitted via Q+A Function during the talk which will be made live for students to submit questions. The questions submitted will be moderated by a member of the SFS team and approved if relevant.

We send out the join link to our broadcasts the day before. Should you require the join link earlier, please email broadcasts@speakersforschools.org


The World of Events - Piers Shepperd, Technical Director, Wonder Works Limited

Date: Wednesday 01st February

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

Over the past 10 years Piers has worked rolling out a series of ‘mega events’ throughout Europe and Asia. Critically acclaimed highlights include: the flown molten Olympic rings, the cauldron and James Bond and the Queen’s parachute stunt. Join us as we talk to Piers about the world of events as a career

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FROM ACTING TO PODCASTING WITH LUKE FRANKS, AUTHOR, ACTOR, AND PODCAST HOST (New Date Below)

Date: Thursday 02nd February

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

Have you ever wanted to start a podcast or become a TV Presenter? Thursday 19th January TV presenter, podcast host, and content creator, Luke Franks is joining us to give us some insights into his career journey.

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Get into Marketing with Trevor Johnson, Head of Marketing, Global Business Solutions, EUI, TikTok

Date: Friday 03rd February

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

In this broadcast, Trevor Johnson the Head of Marketing, Global Business Solutions, EUI, at TikTok will be talking about the development of social media and marketing. Previously to being at TikTok, he spent 12 years at Facebook/ Instagram and was one of Facebook's earliest employees. This has given him an excellent knowledge of the industry and how it was changed and will continue to develop in the future. If you have an interest in social media marketing this is the broadcast for you!

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About The Past Imperfect Podcast with Alice Thomson and Rachel Sylvester British Political Journalist and Podcaster, The Times

Date: Monday 06th February

Time: 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

Join the hosts of the Past Imperfect Podcast, Alice Thomson and Rachel Sylvester, and us to talk about the ins and outs of hosting a podcast. We will look at what led them to start, how they cultivated an audience, and the impact it has on them in addition to their work at The Times.

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Comedy as a Career with Arabella Weir, BBC Comedy Writer & Performer

Date: Tuesday 07th February

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

Arabella Weir is a comedy actor and writer, broadcaster, and presenter. She is probably best known as one of the stars of the BBC’s multi-award-winning The Fast Show. Since then she has also become well known for her contributions to all of the Grumpy Old Women series! In this broadcast, Arabella will be talking about her career in comedy and giving advice for aspiring comedians.

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Youth Activism with Mikaela Loach, Environmentalist

Date: Friday 10th February

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

Join us and 24 year old Mikala Loach, as she talks to us about her new book, IT'S NOT THAT RADICAL!: Climate Action To Transform Our World. Mikaela is a freelance writer about all things sustainability, ethical-living, refugee rights & intersectional activism. she is based in Edinburgh, where she studies medicine. In this broadcast, you will get a chance to ask her about her thought on the current climate and find out ways you can have a bigger positive impact.

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Christine Hodgson, Chairperson, Severn Trent & Former Chairman, Capgemini

Date: Monday 20th February

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

Join us and hear from Christine Hodgson as she delivers a talk about her career and what it's like to be a woman in leadership. Christine Hodgson is Executive Chairman of Capgemini UK Plc. She also chairs the Capgemini UK Sustainability Board and the Women’s Business Network. Christine sits on the Board of Ladbrokes Plc and two charities - Business in the Community, a Prince of Wales charity and MacIntyre Care, a leading charity providing services for individuals with learning disabilities.

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UPSKILL: SINGING LESSONS WITH MS. CECE SAMMY-LIGHTFOOT, VOCAL COACH AND TV PRESENTER

Date: Tuesday 21st February

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

Often referred to as "The UK's Vocal Whiz", CeCe Sammy-Lightfoot has been a leading vocal and performance coach for some of the biggest names in music. She’s also known for her TV appearances and behind the scenes contributions as a vocal coach, judge, advisor, and talent scout, on various music and entertainment shows such as: "Pop Idol", “America’s Got Talent”, “American Idol”, "X Factor: Battle of the Stars" and more. Join this virtual singing class to get some expert insights and tips.

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In Partnership with Fully Bossed - The Four Pillars Activity with Oluchi Ikechi-D'Amico

Date: Wednesday 22nd February

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

Ready to be a standout performer or accelerate your game? Join us for this interactive broadcast! We will use Mentimeter as part of this broadcast to help those watching build on there soft skills. that have been divided by Fully Bossed tried and tested format: Mindset, Brand, Storytelling, and Orchestration. This free session will include elements of coaching and students will get a chance to ask questions to our speaker along the way. Sign-ups will close 3 working days before the broadcast.

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Flying High with Lorna Hutchings, Pilot, Virgin Atlantic Airways

Date: Wednesday 22nd February

Time: 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

In this broadcast we will hear from Lorna Hutchings an airline Captain, flying long haul Airbus jets for Virgin Atlantic worldwide. After switching careers as a research scientist, she has been flying commercial airliners for over 22 years, turning her hobby into a fascinating and rewarding career. Lorna is delighted to share her story about her pathway to the skies, highlighting how determination and self-belief play a key part in achieving your career goals in this fast-paced profession.

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National Careers Week - My Career in the NHS (NHS 75) with Danny Mortimer CEO, NHS Employers

Date: Monday 06th March

Time: 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

Danny is the CEO of NHS Employers, which is the voice of employers across the NHS and leads work relating to pay and conditions as well as employment and development on behalf of the NHS. Danny can give insight into all the different unexpected careers that are available in the NHS and can talk about his experience working for the NHS. Join us in this broadcast and get a chance to ask any question you may have regarding a career in the NHS.

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National Careers Week - My Careers as a Scientist Professor Nessa Carey, Scientist (academic and industrial) and Author

Date: Monday 06th March

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

Nessa's path has been varied, showing that scientific expertise can find multiple outlets and opportunities. she left university where she was studying veterinary medicine and became a forensic scientist. Then studied a PhD before beginning a career in the industry. Join Nessa and find out what it's like to be a Scientist out of education and get a chance to as her any questions you may have about the industry.

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National Careers Week - My Career as a Lawyer with Kathleen Harris

Date: Tuesday 07th March

Time: 02:02 pm - 02:45 pm

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

Get a chance to ask Kathleen questions about being a lawyer in this broadcast, she is co-chair of the firm's Anti-Corruption practice where she represents companies and individuals in a wide range of industries. She is recognised internationally as a leader in her practice area. In The Legal 500 she is recognised as having a very keen intellect and is an accomplished litigator with extensive knowledge of and experience in matters involving internal and external investigations and prosecutions.

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Celebrating International Women's Day With Baroness Martha Lane Fox, President, British Chambers of Commerce & Portfolio Chair & Entrepreneur

Date: Wednesday 08th March

Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

Baroness Martha is an Entrepreneur with a very varied career, Martha is the founder and executive chair of Doteveryone.org.uk, a charity fighting for a fairer internet and building a movement for responsible technology. During this broadcast, Baroness Martha will be helping us celebrate womanhood by talking about her career and experience as a female Entrepreneur. Register now to hear this exciting broadcast.

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NATIONAL CAREERS WEEK - My Career as an Architect With Amanda Levete, Principal Architect, AL A

Date: Thursday 09th March

Time: 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

Amanda Levete is a RIBA Stirling Prize winning architect and founder and principal of AL_A, an international award-winning design and architecture studio. Recent commissions include the expansion of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the remodeling of Galeries Lafayette Haussmann in Paris, a 1.5 million sq ft luxury shopping mall and hotel in Bangkok, among many more. Amanda will not only talk about her career as an Architect but all the hidden job roles within this industry.

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If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: broadcasts@speakersforschools.org