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We have a programme of engaging speakers as part of our Inspire and Guide talks for 2018-19 (see timetable below). These talks are for students in Years 10 and 11, and take place in Period 1 on Fridays at the Senior School.

What do our students find useful?

"it broke down some of my misconceptions and inspired me to keep working hard at school"

"they told us about their career path and the challenges and advantages of their particular job"

"... they taught us things that weren't just about their job, they provided tips and advice that would help us through life and to not worry about what you want to do.  Importantly, if you fail you start again and learn from your mistakes"

Autumn Term talks

Date Speaker and topic
7 September 2018 An introduction to this year's Inspire and Guide programme
14 September 2018

Nye Williams-Renouf (alumnus), HM Treasury  ( see write up here)

21 September 2018 Ian Beaton, CE, Ark Syndicate Management - How to choose wisely when you are unsure on a career path (see write-up here)
28 September 2018 Luca Leone, A sustainable transport strategy for Greater Cambridge
5 October 2018

Mrs Claire Russell, Group Legal Director, Anglian Water

12 October 2018 Jayne Whitfield - Following a career as a Finance Director, Jayne volunteers with the Samaritans and speaks in schools on Emotional Health (see write-up here)
19 October 2018 Mrs Ekaterina Kapushesky - Art History 
2 November 2018

Year 10: I & G Unit 1, session 1

Year 11: Option subjects: ESS, Economics

9 November 2018

Year 10: I & G Unit 1, session 2

Year 11: Option subjects: Psychology, Politics, (Class Civ and Ab initio courses)

16 November 2018 Dr Misha Kapushesky - Bioinformatics and Genomics
23 November 2018 CV workshop with Head of Senior School and Director of Operations
30 November  2018

Year 10: I & G Unit

Year 11: I & G Unit

7 December 2018

Mr Oliver Phipps, Partner in ERM Global Consultancy

Spring Term talks

Date Speaker and topic
11 January 2019

Year 10: I & G Unit 2, session 1

Year 11: Mocks

18 January 2019

Dr Isobel Smith, Oakland Innovation - science & technology consultancy

25 January 2019

Ethical Leadership

1 February 2019

Year 10: I & G Unit 2 - session 2

Year 11: Work experience 

8 February 2019

Dr Anna Spathis - Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Addenbrooke's Hospital

15 February 2019

Year 10: Conor Lenihan, Politics

1 March 2019

Year 10: I & G Unit

8 March 2019

Dr Ghina Halabi - Astrophysicist, Institute of Astronomy & Research Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.

15 March 2019

Year 10: I & G Unit 3 - session 1 

Year 11: Support staff stories and career paths

22 March 2019

Year 10: I & G Unit 3 - session 2

Year 11: Revision and relaxation

29 March 2019 Mr John Valentine, Entrepreneur and founder of several companies, including Red Communications Ltd 

Summer Term talks 

Date Speaker and topic
26 April 2019

Year 10: I & G Unit 4

Year 11: Revision session (if applicable)

3 May 2019

Year 10: I & G Unit 4

Year 11: Revision session (if applicable)

10 May 2019

Year 10: I & G Unit - The Importance of Work-related experience

Year 11: Revision session (if applicable)

17 May 2019

Mrs Alex Cubitt, Business Operations Manager - Cambridge Medical Robotics 

24 May 2019

Mr Daniel Pearl, Commissioning Editor, Factual at Channel 5

7 June 2019 Year 10: I & G Unit 5
14 June 2019 Year 10: I & G Unit 5 
21 June 2019

Dr Katja Kivinen, Research Manager, University of Cambridge

28 June 2019

Mrs Siobhan Cassidy, Chair of Cambridge University Boat Club, Trustee on University of London Boat Club

5 July 2019

Dr Veronica Kane Dickson, Research Scientist, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, University of Cambridge.