During the COVID-19 pandemic and whilst remote learning was taking place due to the national lockdown, we filmed a series of interviews remotely as part of an Inspire! series for our pupils and parents.

In conversation with…

Sean Dyche

Manager, Burnley City FC

Welcome to the first video of our new Inspire! series of webinars and interviews. In this video, Louise was delighted to be able to speak with Sean Dyche who is the manager of Burnley Football Club. Sean had some fascinating views and pearls of wisdom that we hope you’ll enjoy listening to.

Tabitha Goldstaub

Co-founder of CognitionX and Head of AI Council 

Tabitha Goldstaub is a British tech entrepreneur who specialises in communicating the impact of artificial intelligence. She is the co-founder of CognitionX, a market intelligence platform for AI. In this video, our Principal, Louise North, chats to Tabitha about her success in business, life as a young Entrepreneur and working with the UK Government as the Head of the AI Council. Thank you to Tabitha for giving us this exclusive interview. We hope you enjoy watching.

Imogen Slaughter

Professional Actor and Old Framlinghamian (OF)

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 video, 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.

Dr David Bull

Doctor, Award-winning TV Presenter and Old Framlinghamian (OF)

The Inspire! series of interviews rolls thought-provokingly forward this week with an interview with non-other than TVs Dr David Bull. Fresh off 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. Back in the Interviewer’s chair this week is our Principal, Louise North.

Stuart Watts

The Four Oarsmen and World-Record Holder 

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 on his bum, getting on with his crewmates and just how life-changing this event was in his life. Really inspiring stuff in this latest instalment of the Inspire Series.

Geraldine Buckingham

Senior Managing Director, Blackrock

Geraldine Buckingham is the Senior Managing Director and Chair of BlackRock’s Asia Pacific region and a member of the firms Global Executive Committee. Geraldine also used to be a gap student at Framlingham College back in 1996. Geraldine Buckingham received the Rhodes scholarship to study Philosophy at Oxford University where she earned a Masters degree. In this interview, Geraldine reflects on her time at Framlingham College in Suffolk with Development Director, Martin Myers-Allen.

Dara Nasr

Managing Director, Twitter UK

We are thrilled to welcome Dara Nasr, Managing Director of Twitter UK, to our Inspire Series of interviews. David Ashton, Deputy Head (Academic) at Framlingham College, 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 to enter the world of work.

Daisy Cooper MP

Liberal Democrat MP for St Albans and Old Framlinghamian (OF)

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 at Framlingham College, 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.

Andy Halliday

GB Men’s Hockey Team Manager

Andy Halliday, GB Men’s Hockey Team Manager, speaks to our Director of Sport, Nick Gandy, in this Inspire! Series Interview. 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.

Ed and Lois Jackson

Millimetres 2 Mountains

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.

Thomasina Miers

MasterChef Winner

Head of Careers, Caroline Styles, spoke to Thomasina Miers, as part of our Inspire! series where we talk to amazing individuals offering the benefit of their experiences to our pupils. The MasterChef winner discusses her early development, how she took her time, through a range of eclectic life experiences, to decide upon her career before fully applying herself to it.

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