Lord Mayor’s Coffee Colloquies: How Can We Educate for a Sustainable Future?

8:45 Tuesday 9th April 2024.

On Tuesday, 9th April the Lord Mayor’s Coffee Colloquy on Sustainable Development Goal:4 Quality Education will take place, with opening remarks given by Alderman Robert Howard. This colloquy is organised in partnership with the Royal Air Force Air Cadets, and will focus on ‘How can we Educate for a Sustainable Future’.

At this Colloquy, organised by the Air Cadets, ten speakers will challenge what we teach and how we teach it and use their own experience to provide inspiration for anyone involved in educating the next generation for a sustainable future. We will cover education inside and outside the classroom and how technology and philanthropy can make education accessible to all.


08:45 – 09:15 Arrival and coffee served

09:15 – 09:20 Opening remarks by Alderman Robert Howard

09:20 – 10:00 10 x 4 minute expert presentations

10:00 – 10:30 Open Q&A

10:30 – 11:15 Discussion, Networking, Coffee

11:15 – Close

The event will bring together real-life practical ideas and case studies from:

  • The Air Cadets
  • Robert Gardner, Co-Founder and Sarah Marks, CEO RedSTART
  • Franco Lam, Co-Founder Dot Dot Fire
  • Jenny Burns, CEO Magnetic
  • Dr Niall McCann, explorer and conservationist

Chair Q and A: Sally Bridgeland, Chair, Strategic Advisory Board, Centre for Mathematical Cognition, Loughborough University

More information about the speakers, and the organisations which they represent can be found here: https://www.sallybridgeland.com/coffee-colloquy-9th-april-mansion-house

The Lord Mayor would welcome your attendance, particularly those with an interest in education inside and outside the classroom, and how technology and philanthropy can make education accessible to all.

To register for a place (at no cost, on a ‘first come first served’ basis) please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lord-mayors-coffee-colloquy-how-can-we-educate-for-a-sustainable-future-tickets-857138011867