Speakers for schools – VTALKS

Speakers for Schools Inspiration Programme provides a network of today’s most inspiring figures across business, arts, politics and more donating their time to help inspire students to fuel their ambition. They are passionate about providing a high quality and personal service, making it seamless for speakers, educators and organisations to get involved.

They have a developed a schedule of VTALKS so that students can carry on benefiting from inspirational speakers.

Please see next weeks schedule below.


Mon 13th July 10am Add to calendar   Reemah Sakaan, Group Launch Director, Britbox Hear from Reemah Sakaan, Group Launch Director, BritBox on what it takes to have a career in TV, the skills and qualities that you might need and more about their career journey.
Mon 13th July 2pm Add to calendar   Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England Join us to hear from the Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, as he talks to students across the UK about the work of the Bank and answers YOUR questions.
Tues 14th July 10am Add to calendar   Richard Aylard, External Affairs and Sustainability Director and Rebekah Kenyon, Senior Sustainability Awareness Advisor, Thames Water Reflections on sustainability in a lockdown world: Join us to hear from Richard Aylard and Rebekah Kenyon as they discuss sustainability and lockdown, from home working to how lockdown has impacted Thames Water’s activities and our new appreciation for the environment.
Tues 14th July 2pm Add to calendar Sara Crofts, Chief Executive, The Institute of Conservation Who looks after the dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum? Who uncovers the hidden stories in old paintings? Who keeps Big Ben running like clockwork? Join Sara Crofts to find out how professional conservators care for the treasures in our museums and galleries.
Wed 15th July 10am Add to calendar     Anna Turney, Paralympian Paralympian, Anna Turney, is joining SFS virtually to reflect on her own journey and share life lessons with young people including the important of goal setting, working hard and developing resilience.
Wed 15th July 2pm Add to calendar   Alejandra Castaño  GHG Air Quality Lead Advisor, Upstream – GOO, BP This talk will be given by an environmental engineer with BP about her career at the company and the kind of work she’s involved in with the company’s carbon ambitions.
Thurs 16th July 10am Add to calendar   Sharon Walpole, Director, Careermap We’re delighted Sharon Walpole, Director, Careermap has kindly agreed to join us to discuss how young people can prepare for their future careers from understanding what your passion is, how to research to find out more about the careers you might be interested in and sharing the resources that can help you think about your future.
Thurs 16th July 2pm Add to calendar   Julia Angeles, Investment Manager, Baillie Gifford Interested in learning more about the skills it takes to succeed in the future job market? Julia Angeles has joined us to give insights in to the investment industry and to highlight the importance of collaborative and creative thinking in any career!


  • Join 10 minutes before the VTALK to be ready
  • You can join without needing an account – Watch how here
  • For full speaker descriptions visit the VTALK Schedule here


  • Watch pre-recorded VTalks from our library here
  • Please see our Schools Guide here.
  • Below my signature is more information on the SFS activity sheet
  • The colour codes can be found under my email signature below

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