Speaker's Forum

Harrow Hong Kong is proud to welcome inspirational and thought-provoking speakers from a variety of sectors to address pupils, staff and parents on topical issues at its popular Speaker's Forum.

programme for autumn term 2018:
Date & Time Venue Speaker
Wednesday 12th September
5.15pm-6.00pm
Lecture Theatre Sue Lynn
General Manager, China Coast Community

China Coast Community is a unique Care and Attention Home in Hong Kong. It provides residential care for English speaking elderly persons regardless of their financial circumstances.

Wednesday 19th September

5.15pm-6.00pm

Lecture Theatre David Begbie
Director of the Crossroads Global Village and a senior spokesman for the humanitarian aid and development organisation, headquartered in Hong Kong.

Over the past 20 years, David Begbie has spoken widely about the work of this organisation, representing them for the press, educational institutions, business corporations, consular and United Nations events. He is also the director of Crossroads’ experiential programs which have seen over 180,000 participants engage in simulations, including attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. His role includes strategic leadership in the development of a new initiative, an experiential Global Village showcasing global needs and solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies and a Master of Arts in NGO Leadership. He grew up in Asia, living in the region for the past 37 years. He makes his home in Hong Kong with his wife and two sons.

Wednesday 3rd October

5.15pm-6.00pm

Lecture Theatre

Andrea Richey
Education Director, Hong Kong Shark Foundation

Hong Kong Shark Foundation (HKSF) is a registered charity dedicated exclusively to shark conservation. We aim to raise awareness about shark conservation, particularly the unsustainable practice of shark finning, and to reduce consumption of shark products in Hong Kong. Every year, over 100 million sharks are caught worldwide for shark fins and other products, with over 50% of the world’s shark fin being traded through Hong Kong alone. HKSF believes this a rare opportunity for one city to make a significant impact on a global scale.

Wednesday 10th October 

5.00pm-6.00pm
W622S

Vega Hall-Martin Embree
African Parks Ambassador

Monday 12th November

5.15pm-6.00pm

Lecture Theatre Daniel Ole Sambu Mankura
“The Maasai Fight against Poaching in Africa.”

In this talk, Maasai Sambu discusses the poaching epidemic that continues to ravage the plains of Africa and the efforts to thwart this. Maasai Sambu also discusses the operations of Big Life Foundation for whom he works, which was founded in 2010. They protect 2 million acres of wilderness in the Amboseli-Tsavo Kilimanjaro ecosystem of East Africa. Big Life also works with local communities to enhance wildlife protection, to demonstrate wildlife’s importance and to gain the support of local communities in conservation efforts including dealing with human wildlife conflict. Human wildlife conflict is the second largest threat to elephants and their surrounding habitat, and this is a topic that conservationists are increasingly focused on.
Wednesday 14th November

5.00pm-6.00pm
Lecture Theatre Yuki Lui
Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society

Ms Lui is currently the project officer at HKDCS. She works mainly on education programmes including Dolphin Ambassador Programme and organises outreach activities such as dolphin research trips, beach cleaning, screening, talks. She has been working in HKDCS for almost two years. Ms Lui has a rich research background on marine lives. She was a dolphin research assistant studying Chinese white dolphins and finless porpoises in Hong Kong. She also volunteered in research assistant studying whale sharks in Cebu, Philippines and bottlenose dolphins in Mandurah, Australia. These experience enriched her marine knowledge to promote dolphin conservation. She is a passionate ocean lover who dives underneath and surfs above the sea!