Plan a talk

Please find our School and Speaker Guides below, with key planning steps and tips from past speakers and schools for a successful, high-impact event. Talk details are agreed between the speaker and the school but please do not hesitate to contact our team for more suggestions, guidance and help.


Timings and general information:

  • S4S Talks are meant to be an assembly style talk with 50-300 students, depending on cohort and subject. We encourage mixed ability groups of students. Mixed interests work well for talks intended to broaden horizons and challenge assumptions as to what’s available.
  • The events are usually themselves 1 hour, with roughly  20-40 minutes speaking followed by a robust Q&A lead by a teacher if needed (for shier audiences!).
  • Speakers have very busy diaries, but many do hope to do a Meet & Greet at the start of the visit and sometimes are able to do school tours, and/or short workshops afterwards. Be sure to discuss with them.

Speaker Guides [PDFs]

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School Guides [PDFs]

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