THIS WEEK’S TALKS: Learn from Top Experts

Speakers for Schools are broadcasting live talks from experts in a range of careers and subjects over the next few weeks. These are a great opportunity for students to find out more from leaders in their field and get a real insight into different topics and career journeys. This week’s timetable is as follows:


Lawyer, Matrix Chambers & Professor of International Law

The Ratline: hunting a Nazi, a story about love, lies and justice. In Philippe’s VTalk he will discuss how he came across the story of his book and podcast, The Ratline. Students who are keen on learning more about this story or any budding historians should definitely watch!

Please note: Philippe’s talk contains historical photographs and images of concentration camps which some students might find upsetting. 


Chair, British Science Association

  • DATE: Wednesday 3rd June, 10am 
  • AGE GROUP: KS4-5 

In recent times, the world has learnt that public health is vital for a functioning society. Gisela Abbam, Chair of the British Science Association will discuss with students why it is so important and how students can peruse careers in the health sector.



Sports Marketing Executive, Consul Sports Club

Passionate about sports? Think you’d be a great marketer or want to know more about what they do? Tune in to Dan Connolly’s VTalk to hear more about how he turned his passion into a career and what a a career in Sports Marketing could be like.



How to challenge inequality

Award-winning British-Turkish novelist, Elif Shafak, joins writer, journalist and broadcaster, Afua Hirsch, to discuss the widening inequalities across the world how we can challenge them.

Students who wish to submit questions to Elif and Afua should email



  • DATE: Friday 5th June, 10am 
  • AGE GROUP: KS4-5 / S4-6

This session will focus on our life lessons and advice theme, John will discuss his own career journey and developing resilience. His session will also take a look at future trends and the work of a futurologist.

To access the talks, click here and select the relevant speaker:

Links should be opened in a browser that is not Internet Explorer and students should join the live event anonymously (there is no need to create a login). 

Further guidance on how to access talks can be found here.

Students can also submit questions to the speakers via Twitter using #SFSvtalk and @speakrs4schools or Instagram: @speakers4schools

There is also a Student Activity Sheet that can be viewed and downloaded here.