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Speakers for Schools

Here are the Speakers for Schools Live Presentations w/c 8th February 2021. Remember to let Mrs O'Brien,  Careers Advisor know if you are taking part.





Mon 8th February 10-11am



Tom Toumazis MBE, Former Media, Entertainment and Tech Executive, now investor in start ups


For KS4-5/ S4 – 6

We are delighted to be hosting a Broadcast with Tom Toumazis, Former Media, Entertainment and Tech Executive, now investor in start-ups. Tom is a public speaker, sharing his work/life experiences and encouraging young people to explore a career in the world of media and entertainment. He was awarded an MBE in 2015 for services to children. Tom will be sharing insights into the ‘art of nudging’ and how to get noticed in a world of noise!

Mon 8th February 2-3pm



Milo Beckman, Author, Maths without Numbers


For KS4 –5/ S4 – 6

Join us here to hear Milo Beckman, a maths prodigy from New York. Milo’s projects and independent research have been featured in The New York Times, the Huffington Post, the Economist and others. He has worked for a US Senator, three tech companies, two banks and taught mathematics in New York, China and Brazil. His debut book, Math Without Numbers, is an illustrated guide to shapes, dimensions, infinity, symmetries, proofs, and more. Milo will be talking about a famous question in abstract maths: Is there anything bigger than infinity? He is looking forward to answering your questions.

Wed 10th February 2-3pm




Jean-Patrick Cheylan, Head of Entertainment Partnerships, Europe, Twitter


For KS4-5/ S4 – 6

Speakers for Schools is delighted to be hosting a Broadcast with Jean-Patrick Cheylan. Jean-Patrick is in charge of supporting the leading European entertainment content creators to grow and monetize their audience on Twitter. He leads a 5 people team based in London, Madrid and Paris, which covers partnerships across Tv, cinema, music, fashion, lifestyle, food. Jean-Patrick will be sharing insights into his career journey and where to gain relevant work experience. He will be providing advice on how we can develop our resilience.

Thurs 11th February 10-11am




Panel Broadcast with Flipbook Studio

David Cordon, Head of TV and film, Jo Wilkinson, Head of Production & Yuval Turgeman, 3D Artist


For KS3-5/ S1 – 6


Join us for a panel discussion with Flipbook Studio, an innovation production studio who provide Visual Effects, Animation, Digital, Immersive and Film for their international client base. David Cordon, Head of TV & Film, Jo Wilkinson, Head of Production and Yuval Turgeman, a 3D artist will be sharing an insight into their careers and will be providing tips for students who are interested in a career in Film and TV. Students will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions.

Thurs 11th February 2-3pm




Penguin Talks in Partnership with Speakers for Schools


Lit in Colour: Why Empire is Relevant Today, with Sathnam Sanghera and Zawe Ashton


For KS4-5/ S4 – 6

Award-winning author and journalist, Sathnam Sanghera, joins actress, playwright and director Zawe Ashton, to discuss the impact of Empire on modern Britain, its absence from the school curriculum and why it’s relevant to young people today.