Upcoming VTalks

Upcoming Virtual Talks

Speakers for Schools are excited to present our weekly VTalks schedule! This schedule will be updated weekly and talks will be targeted to different age groups and is accessible via the links below. To view anonymously, click the on Vtalk link in the schedule below and select: (Watch on the web instead > Join anonymously). View tips on participating in the Vtalk live stream

Tips on participating in the VTalk

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 login. 

Further guidance on how to access talks can be found here

Questions for speakers can be submitted via the below channels:

  • Q+A Function during the talk which will be made live for students to submit questions
  • Twitter: #SFSvtalk @speakrs4schools
  • Instagram: @speakers4schools

Should schools and educators wish to ask students to complete our Student Activity Sheet that can be viewed and downloaded here.

Any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us on: inspiration@speakersforschools.org

Baroness Mary Goudie

Life Peer & Campaigner

Baroness Mary Goudie is will be joining us to talk about her career and passion for tackling social injustices. Mary is happy to answer questions from students and looks forward to an interesting discussion!

Dr Wanda Wyporska

Executive Director, The Equality Trust

Dr Wyporska will tell students her experience of being a young carer and how she got started in her career journey. Wanda will also discuss the topic of inequality in the UK.

Nick Boyle

Group Chief Executive Officer, Lightsource BP

Nick is the CEO of Lightsource BP, an innovative solar company, and will be joining us to discuss his own career and motivations, and provide insights into low carbon businesses and technologies.

Upcoming VTalks

  • 10am – Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chair, MasterCard
  • 2pm – Kev O’Sullivan, Creative Director, FleishmanHillard Fishburn
  • 2pm – Philippe Sands, Lawyer, Matrix Chambers & Professor of International Law


  • 10am – Gisela Abbam, Chair, British Science Association
  • 2pm – Dan Connolly, Sports Marketing Executive, Consul Sports Club


  • John Vary, Futurologist, John Lewis Partnership