Speakers for Schools passes 1600 talks!

16 January 2015

Sir Peter Bazalgette at Open Academy, Norwich, with principal Jon Platten, futures coordinator Sue Cant and some key stage 4 and sixth form studentsAt Speakers for Schools it’s been busy since the start of the term as ever and we’re excited to have now hit 1600 talks as a charity! Also this week we kicked off the “Equality Across the Board” campaign with (link) a huge panel event with some prestigious members of the 30% Club. Considering we celebrated hitting 1000 talks just last Spring, we’re excited that we are able to deliver more talks than ever to schools across the country and are hugely thankful to the speakers helping us make it happen.

One of the highlights from this week: coverage of TV and arts guru Sir Peter Bazalgette’s talk in Norfolk in this article from the Eastern Daily Press.

Along with our launch event for 30% Club, other talks this week ranged from arts to sports and business to academia, all speaking to student cohorts across the country:

  • Justice Peter Smith
  • Baroness Mary Goudie
  • Anne Richards
  • Mark E Austen
  • Ken Barclay
  • Sir Roger Carr
  • Jonathan Eley
  • Nicholas Owen
  • Mishal Husain
  • Sir Moir Lockhead
  • Sir Peter Bazalgette
  • Tony Hayward
  • Brenda Trenowden
  • Paul Morris
  • Fiona Dunsire
  • Sacha Sadan
  • Anthony Salz
  • Louise Robson
  • Arabella Weir
  • Rachel Reeves
  • Bruce Melizan
  • Sir Brian Bender
  • Carole Green
  • Steve Davies
  • Frazer Nelson
  • Tony Kendrick

Thanks to all of our speakers for the wonderful work they’ve done and for helping us reach an incredible 1600 talks!