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Archive for the ‘Talks’ Category

“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 »

Two fascinating King’s Talks lined up this week

Category: News, Talks

We are delighted to be holding two online King’s talks this week from Nathan Hudson-Peacock on his experience travelling the world as an expedition doctor and Ronan Patrick on the basics of financial markets. Alongside working as an NHS Emergency Department physician in London, Nathan (OKS, Marlowe 2005-10) also provides comprehensive and fully indemnified medical More »

Michael Morpurgo (OKS) talks King’s, his charitable foundation & literature

Category: News, Talks

Michael Morpurgo (OKS 1957-62) talked to the school about a number of topics—including his time at King’s, and the inspiration behind some of his books and his charity—in a Virtually King’s Week event on Wednesday evening.  The former Captain of School commented on the many formative experiences he had in Canterbury as we saw photographs More »

King’s Talks: NATO Assistant Secretary General speaks to pupils

Category: News, Talks

Our comprehensive King’s Education Online co-curricular programme has been a source of normality for the whole school community. There is certainly no shortage of options despite challenging circumstances. Regular evening King’s Talks with speakers of distinguished and intriguing backgrounds are an important fixture of life in the Precincts, and they have remained in place via More »

Pupil climate change group hear from energy consultants on reducing CO2 emissions

Category: News, Talks

Logical Utilities, The King’s School’s energy consultants, spoke to our pupil climate change group about the steps the school is taking to lower its carbon footprint and discussed ways we can further reduce our energy usage. Representatives from Logical explained how 100 per cent of the school’s electricity comes from renewable sources and that it More »

‘They gave me so much energy I struggled to sleep’ – French Senator praises pupils’ maturity & language skills

Category: News, Talks

Senator Olivier Cadic of France, who is responsible for French citizens living abroad, commended the mature questions and foreign language skills shown by students after giving a talk at King’s. We were honoured to welcome Senator Cadic to talk to pupils entirely in French about his role, after which he fielded questions on Chile, Venezuela, More »