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Matravers School welcomes former editor of the Financial Times

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 11:42 am.

MATRAVERS School sixth form welcomed its first guest speaker of the new academic year, Sir Geoffrey Owen, author, head of industrial policy at Policy Exchange and former editor, Financial Times, on Wednesday 13th September.

Sir Geoffrey gave a fascinating talk entitled ‘From Thatcher to Corbyn, a journalist’s view’, which included an overview of the major developments of the period, as well as a number of interesting personal insights he gained during his career.

The students were keen to hear of his work reporting on Margaret Thatcher, and were amazed to hear of his time reporting on the Kennedy White House in the early 1960s.  Sir Geoffrey fielded many questions from the students and offered advice to those interested in a career in journalism.

Director, Post-16, Ian Browning said, “We are delighted to welcome distinguished visitors to our school. It is a great opportunity for our students to learn from experts and to have their horizons broadened.

“Sir Geoffrey spoke eloquently and with great clarity, with the students being inspired and engaged throughout. The A-level history students especially gained a great deal from this talk.”

Matravers sixth form still have a small number of places available for Year 12 students to start this year.  Any potential applicants should contact the school directly or see application information on the school website.