Yesterday I spoke at the #TedXOrenda conference. The theme was Austerity Britain and I was asked to inspire the audience of 200 educators at a time when they face unparalleled cuts and shrinking budgets.

I shared stories and memories of my personal educational journey and my thoughts and musings on the priceless, intangible elements of education, those that are not affected by budgets or cuts. Such as the ability to influence and inspire, to invoke belief and encourage free thinking. The need for young people to be taught how to engage with information and people they don’t know, how to make informed decisions and articulate ideas. I spoke about the dynamic changes taking place in society and industry, and the desperate need for education and curricula to catch up and meet students’ varying needs in order to become engaging and relevant.

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My first ever Radio Show: The Forward Show with me & Kaylie B!

Please listen to The Forward Show‘s first episode aired live on Reach 87.7 FM (RSL) on Tuesday 11th May 2010!

We chat about issues that affect students during exam time and interview Tarik F – a very pro-active London based student.

Produced & presented by myself and my partner in conversational crime Kaylie B!

Presenting 2morro at the BFI!

It was such an honour to be asked by the wonderful Lucy & Steve to host this years fantastic 2morro Festival which took place at the BFI on Monday 12th July!

The audio from the day is now available, so for those of you who didn’t make it, please check out the fantastic speakers & compering skills below! 🙂

2morro Introduction – Naomi Jane


Reflections on 2morro – Naomi Jane


Well done to Amanda, Lucy and Steve for all of their hard work!