Tom Bird, Executive Producer at Shakespeare’s Globe, spoke with around 600 students passionate about Shakespeare in Xi’an, Chengdu,and Wuhan.
Previous Speakers in 2016
The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team and the public face of the Royal Air Force, discuss leadership, adventure, cutting-edge technology and aeronautics.
Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen’s Bench Division and one of England’s most senior judges, discussed his legal career and some of the major challenges he has faced along the way.
Sir Ian McKellen, world-famous actor on stage and on screen, in Shanghai for his British Council Smart Talk on ‘Shakespeare on Stage, Screen and Elsewhere’
With a talk titled ‘More than One String to Your Bow’, Mary-Jess visited Suzhou, Lanzhou and Hangzhou to give interactive presentations and showcase her music performances.
In his talk ‘From Physics, through Fracture to Foundries’, Mr. Withey, discussed the unity of academia and research in industry and his global experiences.
Tim Hatton, Professor of Economics at the University of Essex, shared with audiences how economics can be used as a tool for understanding key global trends and issues.
Professor Butler, in ‘Shakespeare on Film’, explored how cinema has been increasingly important in making Shakespeare visible as a global figure with audiences in 4 cities in China.
James spoke about his career in journalism and news reporting, including what barriers and challenges he faced, and shared insights into his interviews with notable global figures.