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Ed Talks

Ed Talks is a new podcast series from the Development Office at King Edward's School and King Edward VI High School for Girls in which Ben Anderson (2006) talks to Old Edwardians who have gone on to have successful careers in different fields.

The podcast is produced by Sound Rebel, a podcast production company that creates podcasts for businesses, organisations and charities across the UK.

If you would like to feature as a guest on the podcast, email Adelaide Bailey, Development Director, at: You can subscribe to Ed Talks on all major channels.

Elliot (2006) and Zander (2009) Weaver

Filmmakers Elliot (2006) and Zander (2009) Weaver talk about their first feature length film, Cosmos and the challenges that come with producing a film with no budget.


Seb Heaven (2006)

Seb Heaven (2006) discusses his career as a doctor in Canada, and his experiences of being on the frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Natalie Haynes (1993)

Author and classicist, Natalie Haynes (KEHS 1993), who currently hosts a show on BBC Radio 4 Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, talks about her career.


Dame Louise Makin (1978)

Dame Louise Makin (KEHS 1978) talks about her career journey and her time as CEO of BTG PLC, a FTSE 250 specialist healthcare company which was acquired by Boston Scientific in 2019. She also talks passionately about the environment, discusses what the effect of being made redundant had on her life and career, and how she now spends her time on a portfolio of other roles including charity work and mentoring start-up businesses.


Hannah Proops (1997)

Hannah Proops (KEHS 1997), Director of Drama at KEHS, talks about the reasons why she campaigned to get drama taught in every year group when she took over the role of Director of Drama, and how the subject has now grown to over 70 students studying GCSE Drama and 20 students studying Theatre Studies at A Level.



Responses to Covid-19: Panel Discussion with Alexa Joyce (1996), Malcolm Warr OBE (1967), and Dr Hermine Graham (current KEHS parent)

Alexa Joyce (Education & Skills Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Microsoft Corporation), Malcolm Warr OBE (Chair of CNI Scotland) and Dr Hermine Graham (Clinical Psychologist and Board Member of the UK Advisory Board for Safer Gambling) talk about the impacts that Covid-19 has had on our society as a whole outside of the physical health implications, discussing digital transformations and other positive changes that we are able to take from the pandemic with lockdowns allowing us to hit the reset button in many aspects of our lives.


Lee Child (1973) and Andrew Child

Celebrated author OE Lee Child (alias Jim Grant) and his brother Andrew discuss the future of Jack Reacher, growing up in Birmingham and Lee's time at KES. Lee also shares his own experience of redundancy and offers advice to those facing uncertainty in employment. 

Richard Wolffe (1987)

US columnist for The Guardian, Richard Wolffe (1987), talks about the Black Lives Matter movement, the 2020 US Presidential Election, Joe Biden and Donald Trump.  

Please note that the views expressed are those of the speakers themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of our schools, their employees or constituents.