Careers Talks led from the front by Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper

Teddies’ Head of Careers Education, James Vaughan-Fowler, has lined up an excellent selection of guest speakers this term. Coming to talk to pupils about their experiences, and offer advice from their careers, the series promises to be a highly informative one for pupils thinking about the many different career options available to them.

The Spring term careers talks programme was led off by Air Marshal and former Director General of the NATO International Military Staff, Sir Christopher Harper. Pupils with a particular interest in global politics and public service careers had the splendid opportunity to hear from, and ask questions of, someone with such a wealth of experience in both fields.

Fergus Cameron Watt, Upper Sixth, says, ‘it was a wonderful chance for us to listen to a senior NATO figure speaking at the School. Sir Christopher was inspiring, offering us his first-hand accounts of the NATO-led intervention in Libya, thoughts on current global geopolitics, and attentively answered a wide range of questions. I would like to thank Sir Christopher for his time and sharing his thoughts with us, and Mr Vaughan-Fowler for organising such an interesting and enjoyable talk.’

This was the first in a series of talks about career destinations taking place at St Edward’s this term. Details of other upcoming Careers Education events are below:

21st February – Zoe Souter (Conde Nast) will be speaking to all age groups considering a career associated with Arts and Design

22nd February – Ian Cluett (Williams Advanced Engineering) will speak to Lower Sixth Maths, Physics and Design pupils

22nd February – Johnny Herbert (Sky F1 commentator, former Grand Prix and Le Mans winner) will address pupils and staff about international motorsports.

14th March – Medical Practitioners (Junior Doctors in the NHS) will speak to members of MedSoc.

15th March – Matthew Craston (ECM Asset Management) is due to discuss his work in the industry with Lower Sixth Economists.

To Be Confirmed – Prof Sarah Blagden (University of Oxford) will talk about her research as an Associate Professor of Experimental Oncology with MedSoc.

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