Speakers' Programme


At Isaac Newton Academy our aim is to equip students with the knowledge, learning power and character necessary for success at university and beyond. The Speakers’ Programme will support the mission as a mechanism to:


  • Inspire our students through hearing about the journey taken by the speaker to their current role.
  • Understand the roles that BRIDGES characteristics play in lifelong success.
  • Develop a curiosity and openness around professions and cultural experiences that might not sit with their chosen KS5 subjects.
  • Learn more about universities, different careers or new topics.


Past Speakers


Jennifer Williams, US Embassy

Tuesday 12th September 2017

Jennifer Williams Jennifer Williams has been a U.S. diplomat for more than ten years, primarily focused on Middle East policy. She has served overseas in Beirut, Lebanon, and Kingston, Jamaica, and has been based at the State Department headquarters in Washington, DC for the past five years. She arrived in London in July 2016 for a three-year assignment as a Press Officer at the U.S. Embassy to the United Kingdom. Before joining the State Department, Jennifer worked for the Department of Homeland Security and has previous experience on political campaigns as well. Read more about the visit here.


Kuldip Singh, CEO of Mr Singh’s Sauce

Tuesday 26th September 2017

Kuldip Singh The ‘Mr Singh’s Sauce’ business started in a shed in East London. Now Mr Singh’s products are sold internationally and the brand has been valued at over £1m. With 100,000 followers and 2 million video views, it was a privilege to welcome Kuldip to INA. He spoke passionately about his business and how his journey of resilience, patience and hard work has paid off. Read more about the visit here.


Future Speakers


Dr Rina Bandopadhyay, UCL

Charlie Dark, Musician, poet and founder of Run Dem Crew

Lord Paddy Ashdown, Politician

Jay Rayner, Journalist, Broadcaster & Musician