Richard Challoner School

Speakers for Schools Live Broadcasts






Thursday 3rd November 2-2:45pm



Stephen Miron, Group CEO, Global


For KS4-5/S4-6

Have you ever been interested in learning more about the exciting world of Media & Entertainment?


Hear from Stephen Miron, Group CEO of Global. Global is one of Europe’s largest Media & Entertainment groups and owner of leading brands such as Heart, Capital, Classic FM, LBC, Smooth, Radio X and Capital XTRA.


With an extensive and diverse portfolio, Global is also the leading Outdoor company in the UK & one of the largest in Europe.


Prior to Global, Stephen was Managing Director of the Mail On Sunday and Mail Online and one of the youngest people to ever run a national newspaper.


Stephen will be talking about his journey to the top and hoping to inspire you to fulfil your dreams!


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Monday 7th November 2-2:45pm


Capturing my Career: David Kogan OBE, Author & Former Executive Director, Magnum Photos


For ages 14+

Hear about David’s career journey and the vast amount of industries you can work in over a lifetime. We will be asking David for his thoughts on ‘Job hopping’ and how he came to work in so many different industries, as well as how to stay motivated and when to let go.


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Tuesday 8th November 2-2:45pm

WORLD STEAM DAY: Celebrating STEAM careers with Clare Gilmartin, Advisor, Investor, Board Member & Former CEO, Trainline


For KS3-5/S1-6

Join us and Clare Gilmartin on World STEAM Day when we explore Clare’s opinions on developing technologies and how they connect and impact businesses.


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Wednesday 9th November 10-10:45am

Oliver McCourty, CEO, opportunityM


For KS4-5/S4-6

Does the idea of public speaking make you nervous? Do you want to hear from an expert? Tune in to our broadcast with Oliver McCourty, CEO of OpportunityM who believes everyone should understand the value of speaking meaningfully and truthfully.


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Monday 14th November 10-10:45am

World Cup of Careers: Matt Dickinson, Senior Sports Writer, The Times


For KS3-5/S1-6

We are excited to host Matt Dickinson, Senior Sports Writer, The Times, for a broadcast as part of our World Cup of Careers. In this broadcast, Matt will discuss how he got into sports journalism, what it takes to be a good sports journalist and how to specialise in football journalism. Matt will be happy to answer your questions in the Q+A and give his expert advice to all budding sports journalists.


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Monday 14th November 2-2:45pm


Entrepreneurship with Rikke Rosenlund, Founder and CEO, Borrowmydoggy


For KS4-5/S4-6

Details TBC




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Wednesday 16th November 10-10:45am

World Cup of Careers: Sandra Garlick MBE, Head of HR, Legal & Compliance & Safeguarding, COVID Appointed Officer, Coventry City Football Club


For KS3-5/S1-6


This November, Speakers for Schools aims to open young people’s minds to the opportunities they are missing. To help celebrate this year’s World Cup, we will be delivering a special programme of football-industry-themed careers events to help educate young people from state schools and colleges about career opportunities both on and off the pitch.

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Monday 21st November 1:45-2:30pm

World Cup of Careers: Cheryl Foster, Teacher and Women's EURO Referee


For KS3-5/S1-6

More details to follow



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Wednesday 23rd November 2:10-2:55pm

Starting a Business with Malcolm Robertson, Founder, Charlotte Street Partners


For KS3-5/S1-6

More details to follow



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Thursday 24th November 10-11am

Greta Thunberg, Dr Adriana De Palma & Dr Khalil Thirlaway– In Partnership with Penguin and the National History Museum


For KS4-5/S4-6

Join Greta Thunberg and the Natural History Museum for an online schools event on biodiversity loss – one of the themes of Greta’s new book, The Climate Book.

Recorded in London, Greta took part in a discussion with Museum biodiversity researcher, Dr Adriana De Palma, and a small group of young people about the importance of tackling biodiversity loss alongside climate change and how the solutions are linked. The event was chaired by one of the Museum’s science communicators Khalil Thirlaway.

Watch the premiere of the event and have your questions answered live by Dr Adriana De Palma and Dr Khalil Thirlaway.

As well as the livestreamed event, teachers will also be able to access an accompanying resource from the Natural History Museum packed full of ideas for conversation starters in the classroom.

Find out more about The Climate Book here.


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National Teen Book Club


Cycle 2: One of Us is Lying – Karen M. McManus (09/11/22 – 30/11/22).


Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you'll go to protect them. Twisty plotting, breakneck pacing and intriguing characterisation add up to an exciting single-sitting thrillerish treat – Guardian. Educators can sign up to this cycle and the four following ones for this academic year using this link:



  • Join 10 minutes before the broadcast to be ready.
  • You can join without needing an account – Watch how here
  • Watch pre-recorded broadcasts from our library here.
  • We have added a page dedicated to Penguin Talks here.


Did you miss any of our Black History Month talks? Watch Oluchi Ikechi-D’Amico, Partner, Head of Strategy & Transactions APAC, Capital Markets, Ernst & Young Parthenon talk about what it’s like being a black woman in tech and the importance of empowerment and change. Or watch Shurwin Beckford, Creative Director and Producer, talk about producing content that is authentic and representative of the black lived experience in music, fashion, sport and lifestyle.