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Ms J L Hamill (Headteacher)
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Ilford, IG2 7PQ

Lecture Series

Oaks Park Sixth Form is privileged to be able to welcome high-profile guest speakers from the world of academia and industry to share their knowledge and experiences with our students.

Our lecture series has been designed to enhance our super curriculum and IAG offer and provide our students with an alternative perspective to some of the material they have been exposed to during their lessons.

Confirmed Speakers for September 2017


Baroness Shami Chakrabarti (CBE)
is a British Labour Party politician and member of the House of Lords. She is a barrister, and was the director of Liberty, an advocacy group which promotes civil liberties and human rights, from 2003 to 2016.


Professor Lawrence Haddad
is the Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), an international organisation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Lawrence is the former Director at the Institute of Development Studies (2004-2014). He is an economist and his main research interests are at the intersection of poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition.


Dr Kathryn Harkup
is a chemist and author. Kathryn completed a PhD then a postdoc at the University of York before realising that talking, writing and demonstrating science appealed far more than spending hours slaving over a hot fume-hood. 


Professor Helen Gleeson (OBE)
is a British physicist. She holds the chair of Cavendish Professor at the University of Leeds, having left the University of Manchester at the start of 2015.


Dr Mark Dallas
is a lecturer in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience at the University of Reading. His research focuses on understanding Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Dr Dallas has published many research papers in prominent journals such as the Journal of Neuroscience and the British Journal of Pharmacology.


Professor Martin John Rees,
OM, FRS, FREng, FMedSci, FRAS 
 is an eminent British cosmologist and astrophysicist. He is a Fellow of Trinity College and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge. He has been Astronomer Royal since 1995 and was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 2004 to 2012 and President of the Royal Society between 2005 and 2010.Rees currently sits on the Board of Sponsors for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.


Lord Winston
is a British Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London.He is also a medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and Labour Partpolitician.


Professor Aziz Aboobaker
is an associate professor of genetics at Oxford University. 
He is a tutor in Biological Sciences at Lady Margaret Hall. His research is focused on animal regeneration and the stem cells that power this process.


Professor Richard Evans
FBA, FRSL, FRHistS, FLSW, was regius professor of history at the University of Cambridge until 2014. He is currently president of Wolfson College, Cambridge and Fellow of The British Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences.He is the author of eighteen books, including his three-volume The Third Reich Trilogy. Evans was appointed Knight Bachelor for services to scholarship in the 2012 Birthday Honours Queen’s Birthday Honours List.


Evan Davis
is an English economist, journalist, and presenter for the BBC. He has been the BBC’s economics editor and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. He is currently the main presenter on Newsnight, replacing Jeremy Paxman, along with Dragons Den and The Bottom Line.


Dr Nessa Carey
Author of The Epigenetics Revolution and Junk DNA, former Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology at Imperial College London and International Director of the technology transfer organisation PraxisUnico. 


… and more to be announced soon!

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