In conversation with…
Ed and Lois Jackson
Released: Monday 18 January 2021
Ed Jackson was destined for a hugely successful career in sport until he dived head-first into a shallow swimming pool. After several operations, he found himself in ICU only able to move his right hand. Ed and Lois tell us what it took to go from being unable to move at all, to climbing a mountain just one year after his accident. Their story is a truly inspirational one of adaptation and perseverance in hugely challenging circumstances, when life transpires to get in the way of other plans.
Released: Friday 26 June 2020
Andy Halliday, GB Men’s Hockey Team Manager, speaks to our Director of Sport, Nick Gandy, in the last of the Inspire! Series Interviews for the Summer Term. With the current COVID-19 pandemic causing a one-year delay to the 2020 Olympics, we get Andy’s insight into what this means with regards to adapting to a new schedule of training and preparedness.
Daisy Cooper MP
Released: Friday 19 June 2020
In this Inspire! interview we welcome Daisy Cooper, Liberal Democrat MP for St Albans where she takes time out from her very busy schedule to speak with Thom Salisbury, Head of Politics and PSHE, about a range of topics. The subject of COVID-19 and lockdown is discussed amongst other interesting points of view Daisy holds on a number of issues facing the UK over the next few years.
Released: Friday 05 June 2020
We are thrilled to welcome Dara Nasr, Managing Director of Twitter UK, to our Inspire! Series of interviews. David Ashton, Deputy Head (Academic), discusses Dara’s own schooling, interests at school, the importance of school and the role of technology as well as advice to our pupils about entering the world of work.
Released: Friday 22 May 2020
Geraldine Buckingham is Chair and Head of Asia Pacific for BlackRock and a member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee. She received the Rhodes scholarship to study Philosophy at Oxford University where she earned a Masters degree. Geraldine was a gap student at Framlingham College back in 1996 and in this interview, she reflects on her time at her time here with Development Director, Martin Myers-Allen.
Released: Friday 15 May 2020
Stuart Watts is a member of The Four Oarsmen, who won the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge 2017/2018 by crossing the Atlantic ocean in a world-record smashing time of 29 days and 15 hours. Our own sporting star, Senior Deputy Head Susan Wessels, speaks with Stuart about the events leading up to the race, the race itself, pressure sores, getting on with his crewmates and just how life-changing this event was in his life.
Dr David Bull
Released: Friday 8 May 2020
The Inspire! series of interviews rolls thought-provokingly forward this week with an interview with non-other than TVs Dr David Bull. Fresh off Channel 5’s The Jeremy Vine Show this morning, David, who is an Old Framlinghamian, discuss life at school, the current global health crisis, social media and campaigning.
Released: Friday 1 May 2020
Imogen Slaughter is a professional actor who has been working on the stage and in TV and Film since 1996. Imogen has starred in shows on TV such as Sherlock, Silent Witness, Doctors, Eastenders, The Bill and more. Imogen is probably best known for her role in Elizabeth alongside David Starkey. In this interview, Imogen, who is an Old Framlinghamain (Victoria House 92-94), talks with Mark Robinson, Deputy Head (Co-Curricular), about life at Framlingham, how it prepared her for life as a professional actor and what it’s like working as an actor.
Released: Friday 24 April 2020
In this second video of our Inspire! series, Louise North had the pleasure of speaking with Tabitha Goldstaub, a British tech entrepreneur who specialises in communicating the impact of artificial intelligence. She co-founded CognitionX and is Chair of the UK Government’s AI Council. Tabitha started the interview with a presentation about her early life before going on to answer a variety of interesting questions.
Released: Friday 17 April 2020
In the first video of our new Inspire! series of webinars and interviews, Louise North was delighted to be able to speak with Sean Dyche, manager of Burnley City Football Club. Sean had some fascinating views and pearls of wisdom that we hope you’ll enjoy listening to.