We are excited to announce the launch of our new event series, Hallfield Insights. Hallfield Insights is a series of talks featuring inspirational and diverse individuals who are at the top of their game in their respective fields. We have a stellar line-up of speakers for 2022 starting with the incredibly talented concert Pianist Di Xiao.
Di Xiao will offer her unique perspective into the world of music, with other guest speakers to follow focusing on law, medicine and space travel! We are proud to be supporting a number of charities with this series, as each guest speaker is invited to nominate a cause close to their heart to receive a £1,000 donation.
We have an amazingly skilled and well-connected community here at Hallfield, so if you could see yourself, or someone you know, delivering a future Insights talk, please do get in touch.
Hallfield Insights talks are free to attend but require you to book your place.
Thursday 3 February – Di Xiao, Soft Power in Hard Times
How can music help in extraordinary times? ‘Pianist of awesome gifts’, Di Xiao, shares her journey from East to West and how music has the power to increase empathy in our children, our businesses and our nation.
Nominated charity: Help Musicians
Thursday 24 March – Rt Hon. Sir Colman Treacy, A Life in the Law
Old Hallfieldian Rt Hon. Sir Colman Treacy shares experiences of 50 years at the Bar and as a judge in the High Court and the Court of Appeal, where he presided over the trial of two of the killers of Stephen Lawrence.
Nominated charities: Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice and Lively Minds
Thursday 19 May – Sir David Haslam CBE, Not just a GP
In a talk that blends the personal with the professional, Old Hallfieldian Sir David Haslam reflects on a diverse medical career, and his continued frustration at being asked, “So are you a specialist or just a GP?”
Nominated charity: Young Lives vs Cancer
Tuesday 5 July – Dr Robert Thirsk, 3,000 Orbits
Astronaut Dr Robert Thirsk shares personal experiences of his expedition aboard the International Space Station in 2009, including his crew’s launch and their subsequent rendezvous and docking with the ISS two days later.
Nominated charity: Medecins Sans Frontieres