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Press Release: Next Generation of Voters Demand Overhaul of ‘Outdated and Old-Fashioned’ Politics with Online Voting and Interactive PMQs

1 March 2015

Technology is needed to modernise UK political system say 16-18 year olds in new research Young people calling for greater interaction with MPs in ‘Next Generation Manifesto’ but split on whether the voting age should be lowered Research marks the launch of the charity Speakers for Schools’ campaign with David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed […]

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Sir Nicholas Montagu and Rachel Short give a joint talk in Camden, continuing the 30% Club Partnership

28 January 2015

Sir Nicholas Montagu and Rachel Short talking to students at Haverstock School

Having recently helped to launch the 30% Club and Speakers for Schools “Equality across the Board” campaign, Sir Nicholas Montagu is joined by Rachel Short of YSC to visit Haverstock School, Camden. A cohort of around 100 girls from the sixth form at Haverstock School had an opportunity to hear from two key members of […]

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Actor and author Arabella Weir visits Sydenham School

19 January 2015

Arabella Weir speaking to students at Sydenham School

Comedienne, actor and author Arabella Weir shares ‘warts and all’ picture of acting profession with south London students South East London school students had an opportunity last week to quiz Arabella Weir of ‘The Fast Show’, ‘Skins’ and ‘Drifters’ fame about her career. The comedienne, actor and author who coined one of the most famous catch […]

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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 students

At 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 […]

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