News and Events

Today marks 800 talks from Speakers for Schools, as BBC’s Rajan Datar speaks to Plashet Girls

26 February 2014

Today Speakers for Schools had it’s 800th talk since launching in 2011. Rajan Datar, Presenter and Reporter with the BBC delivered Speakers for Schools’ 800th event this morning- one of a number of special talks organised in conjunction with BBC School Report and BBC Journalism Trainee academy. In a wide-ranging and frank presentation, Rajan discussed […]

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Highlights from our busiest week this year (so far)

13 February 2014

Image of CBI Director General John Cridland speaking to students at Greig City Academy

We have been excited to see so many events taking place over January and February. This week saw CBI Director General John Cridland give his first Speakers for Schools talk – supporting the Prime Minister’s call at the CBI Conference for the top 1000 CBI leaders to get involved with Speakers for Schools. John spoke […]

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This Week: Director Richard Curtis tells students at Elthorne Park High about the highs & lows of his career

24 January 2014

Image of director Richard Curtis talking to Elthorne Park High School students

This week Elthorne Park High School students had the opportunity to hear from acclaimed director Richard Curtis, responsible for international box office hits such as Notting Hill, Love Actually and Bridget Jones’ Diary. After a meet and greet with the Senior Leadership Team, over 200 Sixth Form students listened as Richard recounted his career path […]

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New Videos: S4S Talks from the Autumn Term

7 January 2014

Thanks to all of our schools and speakers who took part in Speakers for Schools last term for a fantastic start to the new academic year — over 150 events were hosted across the UK with more already in the works for this term. To see some of the talks from last term be sure […]

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The end of a busy term

19 December 2013

It may be getting nearer Christmas, but the Speakers for Schools team are still busy! We’re pairing up speakers with schools and plenty of talks are taking place up until the final day of term- we are often tweeting about 4 or 5 talks each day and are hearing fantastic feedback from speakers and schools […]

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Schools and Colleges: Refresh your application

15 November 2013

We have recently updated our School and College Application system to improve the information we collect from applicants and better communicate the process – and if you have a moment we hope you will refresh your school’s or college’s application, especially if you applied more than 6 months ago. You can refresh your application by […]

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David Cameron lauds Speakers for Schools, challenges UK’s top 1000 CEOs & business leaders to speak in state schools at CBI Conference

4 November 2013

David Cameron has called on the UK’s most influential business leaders to join Speakers for Schools initiative this year in his annual address at the CBI 2013 conference. Challenging the CBI to help grow the Speakers for Schools network to 1000 of the top business leaders, they would be joining current speakers such as of […]

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