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This event occurred on
September 19, 2021
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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Alanna Schneider

Alanna is in Year 13 studying History, English and Drama whose passion is writing. Alanna's talk looks at why we should value the negative emotions we experience just as much as the positive ones.

Arthur Conti Stanley

Arthur is in Year 13 studying for the UAL Performing Arts Diploma and Politics A level. His nightly battles with sleep throughout the pandemic have taught him the value of surrendering to the fact that some things in life are outside of your control.

Beatrice Roberts

Beatrice is in Year 11 studying DT, History and Latin. Her talk takes schools to task on what is included in PSHE lessons and pleads the importance of Queer representation in the curriculum.

Billie Bacall

Billie is a KAS parent and Visual Artist. She describes the power that visual imagery can have and tells how her own drawings helped her through the darkest times.

Claire Harvey

Claire is a KAS mum and works in technology. She believes we all need to be aware of the power and complexity of present day technological advancements, the positives but also the darker aspects.

Jacob Hurlock

Jacob is in Year 13 studying Economics, Politics and History. He looks at how humour can bring us together, but also keep us apart, and why we all need to think carefully before making a joke.

Lucas Szaniecki

Lucas is a Year 11 student of Brazilian extraction. He studies Music, History, Drama and French. He muses on the ability of failure to be a great teacher and why we shouldn’t be afraid of it.

Molemisi Kono

Molemisi is a KAS parent working as a habilitation and rehabilitation specialist with the visually impaired. His talk shares his passion that interventions be made at the earliest opportunity to enable the visually impaired to lead full and independent lives.

Nichola-Rae Bevers

Nic is firstly a painter who learnt to be a blacksmith because she believed there was no real ‘space’ in her paintings. She has taught at KAS for eight years and explains how blacksmithing at the school became more than just hitting steel.

Oscar Broadley

Oscar is in Year 13 studying Politics, Art and Film Studies. Following your passion is something Oscar feels strongly about and his talk encourages us all to value what we love.

Simon Kerslake

Simon is a learning support teacher at KAS and father of an Old Alfredian. A keen scuba diver and lover of the sea, his talk is about the joys and benefits of being cold.

Toby Shapin

Toby is in Year 13 studying Maths, DT and Physics who’s spent a lot of time on screens recently! For him, gaming saved his sanity by bringing friends together even when they couldn’t see each other in person.

Zah Rasul

Staff member
Zah is the Estates manager at KAS, a teacher and a writer. His powerful spoken word poem looks at the transformative power of pain.

Zoe Rawlings

Zoe has been an English teacher at KAS for seven years. She is a keen reader and a very slow but enthusiastic runner. She shares eight things she’s learnt about herself and her unseen assailant.

Organizing team


London, United Kingdom


London, United Kingdom