Archive for the ‘Talks’ Category

OKS panel talks to 6b about University experiences

Category: News, Talks

A selection of former King’s pupils returned to speak to our current Sixth Formers about their university experiences last week. The panel members were all recent leavers who are currently studying at universities including LSE, Bristol and Nottingham, and the session was followed by a Q&A. It was an extremely useful afternoon for the 6b More »

OKS King’s Talk: Frances Houghton to speak on learnings from 5 Olympics

Category: News, Talks

Frances Houghton (OKS, Walpole 1993-98) will be joining us for an online King’s Talk on Thursday evening to discuss the lessons she’s learnt from competing in five Olympic games. The former Great Britain rower showed an obvious passion for her sport during her school years and went on to enjoy a long, illustrious career. Frances More »

Watch Ranulph’s King’s Talk on alternative career choices

Category: News, Talks

We hosted Ranulph Tees (OKS Meister Omers, 2008-13) on Wednesday evening in our latest online King’s Talk titled “Careers after King’s: Alternative Choices”. Ranulph left King’s dead-set on becoming a journalist. During a gap-year he interned at The Economist newspaper and Insight TWI, producing documentaries for Al Jazeera and Chanel 4. After reading Economics at More »

Olympian Jack Green delivers virtual talk on mental health

Category: News, Sports, Talks

Double Olympian Jack Green gave a virtual wellbeing talk on Thursday, discussing his athletics career and personal mental health journey over the last decade. Jack represented Team GB at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games in the 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay. He has been a champion of mental wellbeing since being diagnosed with depression, More »

Entrepreneur Dinesh Dhamija (OKS) to give King’s Talk

Category: News, Talks

This week’s King’s Talk will be delivered on Wednesday evening by Dinesh Dhamija (OKS) who will share his experience as an entrepreneur. Dinesh was in The Grange at King’s from 1968-69 before graduating from the University of Cambridge, IMD Business School Lausanne and Harvard Business School. In 1980, he started Dabin Travel from a tiny More »

“Your Future is Interdisciplinary” – Our latest King’s Talk

Category: News, Talks

In our latest King’s Talk this week, we heard from Professor Carl Gombrich, the Co-Founder and Director of Teaching and Learning at The London Interdisciplinary School (LIS). LIS is one of the newest and most revolutionary universities in the UK, offering a radical undergraduate degree that leans on the sciences, arts and humanities. The World More »

OKS Talk: The Changing Face of the Fashion Industry

Category: News, Talks

We were pleased to welcome back Pip Durell (OKS, Boughton 2005-10) to talk about her experience in the fashion industry. Pip is the founder of fashion brand With Nothing Underneath and has also held posts as a magazine editor and brand consultant over the last decade. Having worked for the likes of Vanity Fair, Vogue, More »

Miriam discusses her time as first female Captain of School

Category: News, Talks

We were delighted to have Miriam Lwanga (OKS, Walpole 1990-95) deliver a talk about her experiences at King’s, including her time as the first female Captain of School, and subsequent career. Even after 21 years of working in PR, marketing, and communications, Miriam still attributes her success and accomplishments to her early beginnings as part More »

King’s Talk series continues with ‘The changing face of the fashion industry’

Category: News, Talks

We are delighted to be welcoming Pip Durell (OKS, Broughton 2005-10) on Wednesday evening to discuss ‘The Changing Face of the Fashion Industry: Eco brand building and is there such thing as a sustainable brand?’. Pip is the founder of sustainable fashion brand With Nothing Underneath. She has spent the last decade in the fashion More »

King’s Talk – ‘Deserts, Mountains & Covid-19: Life as an Expedition Doctor’

Category: News, Talks

We were delighted to hear from Nathan Hudson-Peacock (Marlowe 2005-10) on ‘Deserts, Mountains & Covid-19: Life as an Expedition Doctor’ in the first of a series of ‘King’s Talks’ over Zoom last Wednesday (23rd of September). Nathan works as an NHS Emergency Department physician but the talk was focused on his experiences providing medical support More »

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