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Sir Jack Petchey CBE  1925-2024

Sir Jack Petchey CBE 1925-2024

June 28, 2024

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Sir Jack Petchey this week.  Sir Jack has been an instrumental figure in Speakers Trust’s story so far, and a hugely generous supporter of a wide range of youth programmes across London and Essex. Sir Jack Petchey CBE set up the Jack Petchey […]

Culturally Speaking with Kusuma Trust: First-time showcase at Westminster Abbey

Culturally Speaking with Kusuma Trust: First-time showcase at Westminster Abbey

June 25, 2024

Delivered by Speakers Trust, funded by The Kusuma Trust, Culturally Speaking is a programme aimed at 13-16 year olds, seeking to expand their knowledge and understanding of cultural spaces, develop their communication skills and encourage them to share their views through public speaking. Working in partnership with cultural venues across London, young people visit a […]

SPEAK OUT CHALLENGE FINALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY – COME AND JOIN THE CELEBRATION! 

SPEAK OUT CHALLENGE FINALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY – COME AND JOIN THE CELEBRATION! 

May 1, 2024

We are delighted to announce the details of our Speak Out Challenge events taking place across the country this summer! The Speak Out Challenge is a programme designed to develop young people’s confidence and communication skills, giving them the opportunity to speak out on issues they care about.  Year 10 students in Yorkshire, West Midlands, […]

Announcing our new Chair, Lizzie Runham

Announcing our new Chair, Lizzie Runham

April 26, 2024

We are delighted to announce that Lizzie Runham has become the new Chair of Speakers Trust. Lizzie Runham is an experienced global HR leader with a depth of experience across the Tech, Financial Services, Healthcare and Professional Services sectors. She has over 20 years’ experience in the field, 15 of which were in Africa, the […]

Speakers Trust welcomes the Oracy Education Commission

Speakers Trust welcomes the Oracy Education Commission

March 15, 2024

Speakers Trust believes that every young person should have the confidence, skills and opportunity to speak and be heard

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