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Incredible Teachers & Guest Speakers

Be taught by the world's leading academic minds

We believe that teachers and educators are the catalyst for inspiring our students toward aspirational futures. This is why every one of our fantastic teachers are experts in their field, and many have studied and are now teaching at some of the best universities and academic institutions in the world. Our incredible guest speakers are current industry experts and professional trailblazers, uniquely qualified to empower students with current industry knowledge.

Hear from legendary guest speakers

At Oxford Royale, we pride ourselves on providing our students with unparalleled access to renowned guest speakers from diverse fields. This distinctive feature sets us apart from other summer schools and enriches the educational experience for our students. By engaging directly with luminaries from the realms of science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, our students not only enhance their confidence but also sharpen their analytical abilities.

In previous years our Great Debate has welcomed leaders in multiple fields, from Helen Sharman, the first Brit in space, to Richard Dawkins, and AI specialist Kriti Sharma. Our Headline Address will allow students in all locations to experience the inspiration this summer.

The Great Debate with Helen Sharman

Helen Sharman OBE is the first British Astronaut. In May 1991, she launched on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and spent 8 days orbiting the Earth, living and working on the MIR Space Station. A superb speaker, Helen enthuses her audience about Space, STEM and the wonders of science. She describes the meticulous training and preparation, learning Russian, the launch and landing, how weightlessness feels, her science experiments, the team spirit, and adjusting to life back on Earth. Awarded the OBE in 1993, Helen is a full-time scientist, a pioneer, a role model for young people (of all ages!) and an inspiration.

The Great Debate with David Olusoga

In 2022 Oxford Royale was joined by David Olusoga. David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster, and filmmaker who has made TV series including Empire and the BAFTA winning show Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners. His award -winning book Black & British: A Forgotten History was also made into a major BBC TV series.

Marcus DuSautoy, speaker for the Oxford Royale Great Debate

Marcus Du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy is one of the UK’s leading scientists and the Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford. He has written many books on mathematics, AI and science. His fascinating speaking topics include The Secret of the Winning Streak: The Story of Maths and Why Beckham Chose the 23 Shirt.

Kriti Sharma, Oxford Royale Great Debate speaker 2023

Kriti Sharma

Kriti Sharma is an Artificial Intelligence expert and a leading global voice on ethical technology, currently leading chatbot projects for various social causes, from productivity to inequality. Kriti was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for advancements in AI, and was also invited as a Civic Leader to the Obama Foundation Summit for her work in ethical technology.

Helen Sharman, speaker for the Oxford Royale Great Debate

Helen Sharman

Helen Sharman OBE was the first British Astronaut ever go into space, joining the MIR Space Station in 1991. She is a superb speaker, and enthuses her audience about Space, STEM and the wonders of science. As a pioneer in her industry, she is a role model and inspiration for young people.

Shami Chakrabarti

Baroness Shami Chakrabarti is a lawyer and a member of the British House of Lords who served as director of the human rights group Liberty, campaigning against “excessive” anti-terror legislation. A frequent public speaker, she has been described as “the most effective public affairs lobbyist of the past 20 years”.

Richard Dawkins

Professor Richard Dawkins is a British evolutionary biologist and internationally bestselling author. He studied zoology at Balliol College, Oxford, and returned as a Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995-2008. His books are internationally acclaimed, and he is one of the patrons of the Oxford University Scientific Society.

Jason Bradbury

Jason Bradbury is a British television presenter and children’s author, well-known for presenting the Channel 5 series The Gadget Show.. Some of his own DIY gadgets include the first ‘phone glove’, a vehicle Head-Up Display, and a hovercraft made from only a car wheel and an industrial sized fan.

Oxford Royale's motivational teachers

Our motivational teachers are the driving force behind our commitment to inspire and empower students. Many of our teachers studied and now teach at some of the best universities and academic institutions in the world. With diverse backgrounds and expertise spanning various fields, they bring invaluable insights, passion, and real-world experience into the classroom.

Whether it’s sharing personal anecdotes, offering practical advice, or igniting intellectual curiosity, our educators go beyond traditional teaching methods to foster a dynamic and engaging learning environment. Through their mentorship and guidance, students are not only equipped with academic knowledge but also encouraged to pursue their passions, challenge themselves, and strive for excellence both academically and personally.

At Oxford Royale, our teachers are not just educators but also mentors, role models, and catalysts for positive change in the lives of our students.

Lana Al-Shami

Lana graduated from The Oxford Brookes School of Architecture, with a Master of Arts with distinction before qualifying as an Architect in 2007. She has lectured in Architecture and Interior Architecture and Design at the University of West London.

Kelly Thornton

Kelly holds a first class degree in Law from Queen Mary University of London, and a BPTC and Masters Degree from BPP University. She practises as a Law Lecturer in family law and corporate crime, and is a qualified mediator covering both civil and commercial cases.

Andile Dube

Andile is an MRes in Surgical Sciences candidate from St John’s College, University of Oxford. His experience is in Patient Safety (NHS-UK), Public Sector Patient Care, Global Health, and Medical Technology Innovations (Diagnostic and Therapeutic). 

Dr. Abdulazeez Imam

Dr Imam, lecturer in Medicine, has over 14 years of clinical experience and a strong commitment to medical education. He completed a 6 year Paediatric programme in Nigeria and is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Oxford.

Endrit Shabani

A trained lawyer, Dr Endrit Shabani has a Doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford where he studied with a full Clarendon scholarship. He has consulted for multiple international organisations including UNICEF, UN Women, and the EU, and taught Politics internationally.

Bruce Windwood

Bruce Windwood is one of Oxford Royale’s most senior tutors, having helped design and develop our filmmaking classes. He is a multi-award winning filmmaker, a commissioned writer for TV and audio, and also composes soundtracks for film, audio, and TV content.

Dr Anisa Butt

A member of the Oxford Royale team for 3 years, Anisa Butt is a lecturer in economics at King’s College London. Currently completing a PhD in Economics from the University of Reading, her focus is on gender and ethnic income inequality.

Nisrina Widari

Nisrina Widari graduated from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia, with Cum Laude in Medicine. Through internships and clinical work both in, and outside of, Indonesia, she has experienced an extreme disparity in clinical settings.

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Our teachers are dedicated to nurturing, inspiring and motivating each and every student to achieve their best, in both their academic and personal lives.

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