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This event occurred on
February 9, 2019
Hampstead, London, City of
United Kingdom

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King Alfred School
149, North End Road
Hampstead, London, City of, NW11 7HY
United Kingdom
Event type:
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Adam Walzer

Director and Co-Founder of RESTED | Sleep Engineering
An industry specialist in the theory and philosophy of sleep performance as a key determinant of health and wellbeing.

Alfie Friedman

Alfie, a new student at KAS, is a sixteen-year-old performer, writer and composer - who happens to deal with the social and academic implications of Aspergers syndrome on a day to day basis.

Charlotte Baker Maher

Charlotte is studying Geography, Drama, French and Spanish for A level, with interests including tap dance, ballet, karate, violin, all performing arts and travelling.

Claire Murphy

Head of Years 8 & 9 at The King Alfred School
Claire has been a PE teacher at KAS for 24 years and is the current Head of Years 8 & 9

Cynthia Rousso

Cynthia is an American psychotherapist and supervisor, trained at New York University, The Tavistock Centre and the Society for Analytical Psychology, and known for her practical guidance to young people, parents and professionals.

Dr Fiona Starr

Chartered Clinical Psychologist Associate Professor in Practice Psychology
Fiona specialises in working with young adults, adolescents, children and families helping them to understand and cope with a range of experiences related to: anxiety, depression, relationships, transitions and other life stresses.

Dr Marc Kahn

Global Head of Human Resources & Organisation Development at Investec Plc
Dr Marc Kahn is a Chartered Business Coach and clinical psychologist, and the author of “Coaching on the Axis: Working with Complexity in Business and Executive Coaching” (2014). London: Routledge. Marc teaches with a fundamental message: An extraordinary culture, more-so than any special individual, creates the most valuable outcomes in organisational life. Marc has been with Investec since 2008. Prior to that he was managing director of a consultancy (subsequently acquired by EY) that specialised in learning and development, competency-based assessments and executive mediation, facilitation and coaching programmes. He began his career in 1997 as a clinical psychologist in private practice, where he focused on adult psychotherapy as well as psycho-legal assessments, for which he acted as expert witness in High Court matters.

Dr Mike Solomon

Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Organisational Consultant
Based at the Tavistock Clinic, he designs and delivers training for school leaders and education professionals around child and adolescent mental health, resilience, leadership and organisational development.

Emma Sevitt

History teacher and Head of Years 10 & 11 at King Alfred School
Emma Sevitt, originally from Toronto, Canada, is a King Alfred School History teacher passionate about social justice education and has been teaching about the American Civil Rights movement for several years.

Georgina Cooper Friedlos

Georgina is a student who loves English and History. Ever since she was little she has loved books, the power of the imagination and is never happier than when reading, or writing her own stories.

Henry Swales

Henry is a Year 12 student at KAS whose hobbies include cricket, football, drumming and making music.

Ian Hadden

PhD student University of Sussex
Ian is a PhD student at the University of Sussex, a maths graduate, with an MBA and an MSc in Behavioural Science whose recent role included supporting the Department for Education to roll out a £200m funding package to increase the participation of disadvantaged school students in out-of-hours enrichment activities.

Jo Lucas

Director of Strategy and Vision Co.Cre8 Ltd.
After chartering as a Structural Engineer with Arup, Jo shifted her focus from engineering bridges and buildings to the complex networks of people, which develop to deliver mega-projects and now describes herself as a catalyst for change and innovation within the Infrastructure Industry.

Leo Codron

Leo is a KAS student, studying Maths and Physics at A level and going on to a degree in Computer Science.

Lilly Lees

Lilly is a Year 10 student at KAS. Her hobbies include Live Action Role Play, building games and painting.

Nicolas Gilly

Nicolas studies Psychology and Economics at A level at The King Alfred School.

Phil Stuart

Founder and Creative Director, PRELOADED
Phil is the founder of the BAFTA-winning game studio PRELOADED. He is passionate about using the power of play to solve real world problems and change people’s lives. Over the past 18 years he has worked with LEGO, Google, British Museum, BBC, V & A, Science Museum, Wellcome Trust and TATE and created games on subjects as diverse as neuroscience, drug addiction, mental health, ancient history, literacy, physical science, genetics, death and philosophy. As a parent he is passionate about age-appropriate design and the use of technology to enhance life rather than distract from it.

Robert Messik

Drama teacher and manager of The King Alfred Phoenix Theatre
Robert Messik is a teacher, writer, theatre manager and soon to be doctor and is very excited to be speaking today.

Roc Sandford

Farmer, writer and environmentalist
Roc is a farmer, writer and environmentalist who, a quarter of a century ago, bought the deserted Hebridean Island of Gometra, off-grid with no cars, no ferry, no doctor and no school.

Tara Dobson-Silverton

Tara is a KAS sixth former, a psychology enthusiast, and a teenager always looking for ways to lead a healthier, happier, more productive life.

Zah Rasul

Head of Operations
Zah has worked in telesales selling septic tank cleaner, as well as working as a baker's assistant, car park attendant, hardware store clerk, security guard, cycle courier, newspaper researcher, mechanic's apprentice, janitor, odd job man, Creative Writing lecturer, building labourer, toy salesman, delivery driver, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Consultant, Facilities Manager, and is currently Head of Operations for the Estates Department of King Alfred School.

Organizing team


London, United Kingdom


London, United Kingdom