Career Talks & Lectures

All students are welcome to attend our series of lunchtime careers’ talks. A diverse range of career options will be described by external speakers giving students a chance to gain an insight into possible career routes for themselves. Each presentation will be followed by opportunities for students to ask questions of the professionals.

All talks take place on Tuesday's (unless otherwise stated) at lunch time 1.00 - 1.35 pm in the Chapel.

Spring Term 2024 - Forthcoming Careers Talks:

Lunchtime Careers talks are held either via Teams or in person in the Chapel from 1pm.

Political Awareness WeekCareers is building up to a busy week from 18 – 22 March when it celebrates St. Olave’s Political Awareness Week.

Organised and executed by St. Olave’s Junior Politics Society, the hard-working team of pupils have invited an array of guest speakers to visit the school to give students an insight into politics.

Please see the promotional poster below for the line-up of exciting speakers and events that the pupils have planned for the action-packed politics celebration.

On Tuesday 26 March we welcome Old Olavian James Dilley MRCOG PhD, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at Barts Health NHS Trust. He also holds the position of Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London and Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. Mr Dilley will speak to students about his journey into medicine, the qualities required to be a doctor and about his role as a Gynaecological Oncologist. All Olavians are welcome to attend the talk which will take place in the Chapel at 1pm. 

James Dilley Biography 
James attended St Olave’s between 1993 and 2000. After taking a gap year teaching in East Africa he studied Medicine at the University of Bristol between 2001 and 2006. He completed foundation training in Bristol before gaining an obstetrics and gynaecology training position in the South London deanery. In 2018 he undertook further subspecialty training in gynaecology oncology at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospital where he was subsequently appointed as a Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist in 2021. Under the supervision of Professor, the Lord Darzi, James was awarded a PhD in surgical innovation and technology from Imperial College London. He is also a member of the UKCTOCS ovarian cancer screening trial team, working with Professor Usha Menon. James has previously been a representative for the British Gynaecological Cancer Society.

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Political Awareness Poster