speakers

City welcomes numerous inspirational and distinguished speakers to the school throughout the academic year. We aim to cover a range of topics and areas to ensure that the girls receive inspirational and informative talks during these sessions. Speakers for the 2013-2014 acaedmic year included:

  • Malorie Blackman - OBE, Children’s Laureate
  • Ken Peacock - Senior Army Careers Adviser
  • Meica de Beistegui and Alice Shyy - University in the US
  • Tom Hoffman - Careers in Banking
  • Eduardo Chapero Jackson - Spanish Film Director
  • Andrew Lownie - Literary agent and writer, Andrew Lownie Literary Agency
  • Mark Norton - Creative Director, THINKFARM
  • Mark Easton - Home Editor for BBC News
  • Kevin Dutton - Oxford University Professor and Author of 'Wisdom of Psychopaths'
  • Louise Rogers -  CEO of TSL Education Limited 
  • Gina Seilern - British Schools Exploring Society
  • Trika Harms zum Spreckel, Erasmus University College
  • Raman Rai - Global Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank
  • Heidi Tanner - Programme Advisor at Projects Abroad
  • Natalie Hand - Director of Viva Model Management London
  • Caroline Marcus - The Wallace Collection Education Team
     

2012 - 2013

  • Ajay Patel and Maria Vostrikova - Burberry
    Ben Medlock - Swiftkey
  • Mark Zerdin - Slaughter and May
  • Nicola Mendolsohn - Advertising at Karmarama
  • Scott Maguire - Xenetic Biosciences
  • Professor A.C. Grayling -  Philosopher and Master of New College of the Humanities
  • Diana Verde Nieto - Social entrepreneur
  • Montell Douglas - Olympic Athlete, 100 and 200m sprinter
  • Amanda Parker - Olympic Reserve, Trampolinist
  • Alan Simpson - Writer
  • Liz Chapman - Head of Library Services, LSE
  • Baroness Hayman GBE, PC. - Lord Speaker of the House of Lords, Labour MP

2011 - 2012

  • Matthew Bolton - London Citizens
  • Paul Tucker - Deputy Governor of the Bank of England
  • Peter Newborne – Research Associate of the Overseas Development Institute
  • Jeanette Winterson – Novelist and journalist
  • Commander McCutcheon – Head of FANY (PRVC) Princess Royal’s Volunteer Corps
  • John Hoskin – McLellan Group
  • Olivia Hetreed – Screenplay writer and author
  • Jonathan Coe – Author
  • Helen Dunmore – British poet, novelist and children’s author
  • Debbie Wiseman – film and television composer
  • Dr Madsen Pirie – President of the Adam Smith Institute
  • Jame Murly-Gotto – Afghanistan Solider
  • Ladi Dariya – Fundraiser for the Commonwealth Countries League Education Fund
  • Sita Brahmachar – Children’s author
  • Professor Lewis Wolpert, developmental biologist, author and broadcaster
  • Rozina Ali, consultant cosmetic and plastic surgeon
  • Jude Kelly, artistic director, Southbank Centre
  • Lord Carlile of Berriew QC, barrister and member of the House of Lords
  • David Broder - Communism Today
  • Cressida Hogg - Infrastructure at 3i, a Private Equity Group
  • Andrew Sachs - Religion and Science
  • Justine Turdoff - RedR, International humanitarian and disaster relief organisation
  • Patrick Dillon - Author of The Story of Britain

Previous Speakers have included:

  • Dr Windridge, Green Energy
  • Tim Harford, The Economics of Happiness
  • Matthew Bolton, London Citizens
  • Simon Singh, Science Journalist
  • David Broder, Communism Today
  • Mark Field, Conservative MP for the Cities of London and Westminster
  • Rowenna Davis, Guardian Journalist ‘Get Elected’
  • Cressida Hogg, Infrastructure at 3i, a Private Equity Group
  • Andrew Sachs, Religion and Science
  • Peter Riddell, Political Journalist
  • Justine Turdoff - RedR, International humanitarian and disaster relief organisation
  • Patrick Dillon, Author of ‘The Story of Britain’
  • Dr Rozina Ali, plastic surgeon
  • Paul Tucker, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England
  • Helen Dunmore, British poet, novelist and children’s writer
  • David Vann, American Author

Click on this video to hear City Sixth Form girls discuss the talk by Dr Rozina Ali with Miss Vernon.