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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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Speakers for Schools Week: 25 of the UK’s most influential figures speak in state schools across the country

16 October 2013

Image of Cilla Snowball speaking during Speakers for Schools Week

This month our autumn campaign Speakers for Schools Week was launched with a Question Time event at Bishop Challoner School followed by a week of talks by some of the most highest-achieving figures in their respective fields. The campaign saw 25 of the UK’s most influential leaders from business, culture, the arts, sports, science and […]

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Speakers for Schools ‘Question Time’ Panel launches National Campaign

9 October 2013

S4S Question Time Debate, chaired by Robert Peston with panelists Jamal Edwards, Helena Morrissey, Sir Charles Dunstone… Speakers for Schools had the opportunity to host a ‘Question Time’ style panel with both industry leaders and Head Boy and Head Girl, focusing the discussion on the prospects and ambitions of the next generation. The debate was […]

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