A tribute to Sir Ken Robinson

13 April, 2021


The World Education Summit was a wonderful experience and although all the stages created equal impact. We wanted to pay a special homage to the Sir Ken Robinson Tribute stage.

Each day a different organisation took the reins and delivered a sensational series of knowledge and learning. The practices we can take and apply to our own education will carry on for decades. Join us to remember both Sir Ken and the outstanding organisations that showed passion, excellence and impact.

Monday – The stage dedicated to Think Equal

A charity very dear to Sir Ken’s heart.

Leslee Udwin’s investment and commitment to putting together the most amazing and thought-provoking line up you could possibly imagine. An array of extremely influential speakers that powerfully took us through the importance of social and emotional learning, the impact of childhood trauma and catching it early. We urge you to look at their work and support Think Equal!

Tuesday – The Isha Foundation

Starting with the amazing Sadhguru in conversation with our very own Stephen Cox. Merlijn took us through a series of sessions: yoga and understanding consciousness, thought provoking insights and from diet to techniques. A very different stage for the Summit but the feedback has been incredible.  

Wednesday – I-pen charity

Michael Buchannan hosted a day looking at the practicalities of promoting wellbeing. Sir Anthony Seldon took us through his renowned thinking in the area of student wellbeing and happiness and who will ever forget his Happy dance! We were honoured to have Dr Abdullah – the impact of wellbeing in Dubai in last 12 months, helping students navigate uncertainty and complexity in a future we can’t predict. Along with many more distinguished guests and the final session of the stage with Tyrone Howard on equity was incredible!

Thursday – Led by the brilliant Richard Gerver and Dr Debra Kidd 

A fitting close to the week.

Find your element, find your passion and find your tribe. An emotional and inspiring tribute. Ken was a mentor to Richard and he would be very proud that his legacy lives and shines through. 

Debra led us through a Curriculum of hope. Dream big. Strive hard. Make a difference.

The afternoon showcased the creative aspects through the work of Zoom, Finding Creativity with Apple and the Gallup research. A whole array of creative Cool Schools, followed by the incredible HundrEd global education non profit. 

A big thank you to all those who attended, hosted and spoke on the Sir Ken stage. It was truly a thought-provoking experience and we hope you loved it just as much as we did.

In the words of Sir Ken himself – “What you do for yourself dies with you when you leave this world, what you do for others lives on forever.”  

Sir ken you will live on forever thank you.

Continue to learn with us next year at the World Education Summit 2022

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