James Shone will share an inspirational presentation with a truly inspiring story and philosophy to help parents understand how best to respond to serious set backs, teenage anxiety and general lack of self esteem. His relevant, challenging and amusing talk takes a look at life in education today with advice on how to best navigate the challenges that might be faced. He seeks to encourage parents to recognise that education is about the whole individual. His original, passionate, personal and light-hearted approach ensures that his presentations receive high praise wherever he goes by both young people and adults.
Following a 16 year teaching career and having been offered a job as Headmaster in 2012, James was diagnosed with a brain tumour which left him with very little sight. However, James is a man who embodies a positive attitude to life and a determination to turn setbacks into springboards. As a teacher, this was at the heart of his pastoral message but his focus is now on the charity he has set up called "I Can & I Am" which raises valuable funds to enable James’s messages to be spread to as many school children, staff and parents as possible across the UK and beyond. James now travels to hundreds of schools a year presenting to thousands of young people and adults. Put simply, the heart of the charity is to inspire confidence in every individual to enable them to know who they are and what they are able to do, rather than focusing on what they can’t.
One hour, five participants - each with $3 million to spend on fixing Oxfordshire's Transport problems. But just how easy is it to fix something as complex and fundamental as the way society gets around?
In the face of the Climate Emergency, air quality, congestion, urban dwelling and an ageing population, how can we keep Oxfordshire moving?
Mobility Oxford's Bindu Varkey will be challenging an invited panel of experts from different areas of mobility tech on how to repurpose our transport infrastructure and achieve the impossible: making mobility in Oxfordshire sustainable in the 21st century.
Panelists include: Llewelyn Morgan (Director of Innovation Hub, OCC), Adam Barmby (Founder and CTO, EAV) and Garry Staunton (Lead Technologist, RACE/UKAEA)
Crack and heroin addiction, crime, prison, and rehab - this was my life for fifteen years. After experimenting with drugs as a fourteen year-old, I never imagined things could spiral so quickly out of control.
Now a drugs awareness speaker, I talk to schools throughout the UK about the causes and consequences of my experience, and I address the wider issues that lead young people into substance abuse and addiction.
The aim of my talks is to arm students and teachers with the right information, using my story as a powerful example, so as to better guard against the dangers of taking drugs.
I talk openly and honestly, and I've been noted for my direct, informal and relatable style. I say the things that would have made me think twice before following the path that would lead to addiction.