Upcoming Broadcasts

Upcoming Broadcasts

Speakers for Schools are excited to present our weekly Broadcast schedule! This schedule will be updated regularly and talks will be targeted to different age groups and is accessible via the links below. The Inspiration Team will host these events a few times a term for students to attend at home.

To view anonymously, click the on Broadcast link in the schedule below and select: (Watch on the web instead > Join anonymously). Watch how to join the Broadcast

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 login. 

Students wishing to see subtitles for the broadcast can turn 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.

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

DATE: Tuesday 19th January

TIME: 17:00 – 18:00

YEAR GROUP: KS4-5 / S4-  6

SPEAKER: Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Microsoft Worldwide Education


Anthony Salcito is the Vice President of Microsoft Worldwide Education and was previously the Vice President of the Public Sector & Government. Anthony’s role involves empowering educators and inspiring students to achieve more. He aims to transform the way we all learn, with the support of the best technology, to help build the skills needed for the 21st century workplace. In this SFS broadcast, tune in to hear Anthony’s thoughts on how technology has impacted education, what skills are important for your future career and get the opportunity to ask your questions!

DATE: Wednesday 20th January

TIME: 10:00 – 11:00

YEAR GROUP: KS3 – 5 / S1 – 6

SPEAKER: Sophie Darlington, Wildlife Cinematographer


Join us to hear Sophie Darlington share insights into what it is like to be a Wildlife Cinematographer. Sophie will be interviewed by SFS on what it was like to work on “Our Planet” and “Perfect Planet”, where she gains her inspiration from and will be sharing some top tips on filmmaking. A broadcast not to be missed for students interested in nature and filmmaking. 

DATE: Wednesday 20th January on ZOOM

TIME: 14:00 – 15:00

YEAR GROUP: KS3 / S1 – 3

TOPIC: Introduction to Animation & VFX with Industrial Light & Magic


Join Industrial Light and Magic for this ZOOM webinar about what it’s like to have a career in VFX! There will be the opportunity to hear from people who work for ILM and how they started in their careers and more about their work. There will be the opportunity to ask the speakers questions too. 

DATE: Wednesday 21st January

TIME: 10:00 – 11:00

YEAR GROUP: KS4 – 5 / S4 – 6

SPEAKER: Nicola Cook, Chief Opportunity Officer & CEO, Company Shortcuts Ltd


Join us to hear Nicola Cook, CEO of Company Shortcuts, award winning entrepreneur and twice published best-selling author share her experiences of developing life-long resilience and reflecting on failure as an opportunity for growth. Nicola will also speak about the importance of female empowerment. Students will then have the opportunity to ask Nicola questions.