Richard Challoner School

Speakers for Schools Live Broadcasts






Monday 22nd May 10-10:45am

Engineering in Art: Dr Zoe Laughlin, Director, Institute of Making, UCL


For KS3-5/S1-6

Artist and designer, Dr Zoe Laughlin was diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age and found the academic side of school difficult. She fully believes in perseverance, persistence, creativity, and following your gut to grab opportunities that suit you. In this broadcast, we will hear about why she co-founded the Institute of Making and how she became well-known for how she uses materials in art.


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Tuesday 23rd May 10-10:45am

‘Can’t We Just Print More Money?’

Rupal Patel, Senior Economist, The Bank of England & Jack Meaning, Economist, Monetary Assessment and Strategy​​, Bank of England with #MerkyBooks and HSBC


For KS3-4/S1-5

Bank of England economists Rupal Patel and Jack Meaning discuss their book Can't We Just Print More Money. Themes of: supply & demand, inflation, money creation & how its circulated in the economy, the role of central banks & the process of printing money, the consequences of excessive money creation - inflation financial literacy, budgeting, saving & investing with practical tips on managing money, making informed financial decisions & planning for the future.

This is event is pre-recorded.

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Thursday 25th May 10-10:45am

Moving the Needle: Victoria Davies Taylor, Legal Director, Music & Commercial 


For KS3-5/S1-6

Do your hobbies and future career path sound like they won't mix well? In this broadcast hear from Victoria a senior media lawyer with 18 years’ experience in the music industry. A chance meeting in a VIP room in Ibiza gave Victoria the opportunity to do some work experience at the Ministry of Sound & although this was in the marketing department, she was soon pulled into the legal team to help draft deal summaries. This convinced Victoria she could combine law with her passion for music. 


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Monday 5th June 10-10:45am

Prof. Matthew Inada-Kim, Consultant acute medicine, national clinical director infection, antimicrobial resistance and deterioration


For KS3-5/S1-6

Matt is a highly regarded doctor with many years of experience. He is a chair of the COVID pathways group and the national lead for sepsis at NHS England and is part of the COVID clinical reference group for primary care, care homes, & hospitals. He has developed and co-led the virtual ward model, and the COVID management guidance/policy. In this broadcast hear about the world of infection & how it can lead to sepsis and how doctors tackled COVID. 


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Tuesday 6th June 10-10:45am

Dr. Radha Modgil, NHS GP, Broadcaster & Campaigner for wellbeing


For KS3/S1-3

Join this broadcast with Dr Radha Modgil, a practising NHS GP, media presenter, broadcaster and wellbeing advocate. Best question asked will win in a copy of Know Your Own Power a book that aims to help you unlock this power – from dealing with crisis to understanding challenges. It will help you to understand yourself more, and make decisions living from your truth, as well as dealing with setbacks along the way. Above all, it will also help you not feel so alone in your struggles.


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Friday 9th June 10-10:45am

What is HR? Robbie Dagger, People (HR) Director, Tesco


For KS3/S1-3

Human Resources or HR as it’s more commonly known is a huge part of running a company. But what is it? Why are there so many jobs in this department and what does it entail? People Director, Robbie Dagger will work to demystify HR so you can see if this is something that might interest you.


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Wednesday 14th June 10-10:45am


Fake News Online: Rory Cellan-Jones, Founder, RCJ Media Ltd


For KS3/S1-3

When using social media for learning, it can be difficult to know whether what you are reading is true and has been fact-checked or is just someone's opinion on a subject. It’s really important for us to be able to know and spot the difference so we don't spread 'fake news' or harmful ideas. In this broadcast we will hear about how you can be more aware of 'fake news' and how to spot it.


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Tuesday 20th June 10-10:45am




PRIDE: Diversity and Inclusion. Ian Adams, Director of Membership and Stakeholder Engagement / Director of Communications and Engagement, NHS


For KS3-5/S1-6

Being Proud of Pride: Diversity and Inclusion - In this broadcast, which is a part of our PRIDE Campaign, we will hear from internationally recognised LGBT+ role model and regular public speaker, Ian Adams. We will be talking about the importance of acceptance and Diversity and Inclusion while in schools, in work, or anywhere else. 


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National Teen Book Club


National Teen Book Club, The Proud Trust and Penguin are back with our last LGBT+ Book Club pilot session on the 29th June! We will be discussing The Passing Playbook with the author themselves, Isaac Fitzsimmons!


Fifteen-year-old Spencer Harris is a proud nerd, an awesome big brother and a Messi-in-training. He's also transgender. After transitioning at his old school leads to a year of bullying, Spencer gets a fresh start at Oakley, the most liberal private school in Ohio.
At Oakley, Spencer seems to have it all: more accepting classmates, a decent shot at a starting position on the boys’ soccer team, great new friends, and maybe even something more than friendship with one of his teammates. The problem is, no one at Oakley knows Spencer is trans - he's passing.
So when a discriminatory law forces Spencer's coach to bench him after he discovers the 'F' on Spencer's birth certificate, Spencer has to make a choice: cheer his team on from the sidelines or publicly fight for his right to play, even if it means coming out to everyone - including the guy he's falling for.


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Are your students interested in careers in the charity sector? Watch Dr Charmaine Griffiths discuss being the Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation. Or watch Daniel Adams, Executive Director, Mary’s Meals, talk about the charity’s mission to deliver school meals to 18 countries.