Upcoming Broadcasts

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 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

Nic Marks, TED Speaker, Founder, Statistician & Happiness Expert

Date: Tuesday 27th September 2-2:45pm

Time: 14:00 – 14:45

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

Hear from Nic Marks, creator of the Happy Planet Index – world’s first measure of sustainable wellbeing. Further details to come!

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Industrial Light and Magic: A Career in VFX 

Date: Thursday 29th September 2-2:45pm

Time: 14:00 – 14:45

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

Join Industrial Light & Magic for an insightful broadcast about all the different careers you can have in the visual effects industry. We’ll be joined by Pietro Ponti (Visual Effects Supervisor) as well as Mid-level Artists to talk about the magic of having a rewarding career in Film and TV!

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Black History Month: Shurwin Beckford, Creative Director and Producer

Date:  Monday 3rd October 11:00 -11:45 am

Time: 11:00 -11:45am

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

This year as part of Black History Month, Time for Change: Action Not Words we will be interviewing Shurwin Beckford, Creative Director, and Producer to find out about his career and life experience as a person of colour operating in the TV broadcast industry.

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In Partnership with Penguin Talks – Alex Scott MBE 

Date: Wednesday 5th October

Time: 13:30 – 14:30

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

Don’t miss this opportunity in partnership with Penguin Talks to hear from award-winning broadcaster and former professional footballer, Alex Scott MBE, and Debra Nelson from Football Beyond Borders as they discuss mental health, vulnerability and resilience – the themes of Alex’s new book How (Not) to Be Strong. There will be a chance to submit questions for Alex and Debra.

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Black History Month: Deborah Williams OBE, Chief Executive, Creative Diversity Network

Date: Thursday 6th October

Time: 10:00-10:45

Age Group: KS 3-5 / S1-6

Join us and Deborah Williams OBE for an exciting broadcast as that is part of this year Black History Month – Time for Change: Action Not Words’

Deborah is currently Executive Director of the Creative Diversity Network, the pan-industry organisation for diversity in UK Broadcasting and is also developing a social enterprise specializing in equality, diversity and inclusion within the arts and cultural industries internationally.

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Black History Month: in partnership with Discover Economics 

Date: Tuesday 11th October

Time: 14:00 – 14:45

Age Group: KS 4-5 / S4-6

Speakers for Schools and Discover Economics are partnering together an online broadcast as part of Black History Month on the 11th October at 2pm. The event will seek to help young people across the UK to find out more about Economics, demystify some common misconceptions and how the sector is looking to be more diverse. Speakers to be announced, watch this space for updates!

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Black History Month: Hilary Carty, Director, Clore Leadership

Date: Friday 14th October

Time: 10:00-10:45

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

Join us and Hilary Carty, Director, Clore Leadership for an exciting broadcast as that is part of this year Black History Month – Time for  Change:  Action Not Words’

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Black History Month: Oluchi Ikechi, Partner, Head of Strategy & Transactions APAC, Capital Markets, Ernst & Young Parthenon. Founder of ‘Fully Bossed’

Date: Tuesday 18th October

Time: 10:00 – 10:45

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

Join us and Oluchi Ikechi, Partner, Head of Strategy & Transactions APAC, Capital Markets, Ernst & Young Parthenon. Founder of ‘Fully Bossed for an exciting talk that is part of this years Black History Month – Time for  Change:  Action Not Words’. We will be asking questions about what it’s like being a black woman in tech and the importance of empowerment and change.

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Pride Broadcast: Robyn Grew, COO and General Counsel, Man Group

Date: NEW DATE: 20th October 

Time: 14:00 – 14:45

Age Group: KS3-5 / S1-6

Robyn will be speaking about what it means to be a supportive ally, what Pride means to her and the work she has done to support Man Group’s LGBTQ+ Network “Pride@Man”. Robyn is really looking forward to answering your questions during the Q&A session.

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Naureen Khan, Chief of Staff, Accenture & Former Chair of the Central Government Council, TechUk

Date: Friday 21st October 10 -10:45am.

Time: 10:00 – 10:45

Age Group: KS4-5 / S4-6

If you’re considering working in the fast-growing digital tech sector, this may be the broadcast for you! Naureen will be speaking about some of the exciting roles in her industry that you may never have heard about before and the work being done to close the gender gap in her industry.

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