Many global thinkers and influential organisations point to the importance of educating our young people to ‘think big’, supporting them to understand some of the significant challenges in the world and how they can use their education to make a difference.

Dr Jon Cox, Headmaster, Royal Grammar School Guildford UK

Many parents believe that one of the greatest legacies they can leave behind is the education they provide their children. This was the thrust of the first Speaker Series talk of the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai, held last 13th January at the the Els Club.

Clare Turnbull, Head of Prep of the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai and Dr Noah Raford, Futurist-in-Chief of the Dubai Future Foundation graced the event as its primary speakers. Award-winning journalist and mother of 2, Helen Farmer of @themothershipdxb and Dubai Eye 103.8 served as moderator. Watch the full video of the event here!

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The Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai is a prestigious private school that adopts a well-established 500 year-old UK curriculum. As the school prepares to welcome its first pupils in September of this year, it also aims to bring a platform for discussion and debate amongst forward-thinking movers and shakers of the Dubai parent community. The evening’s guests gained a better understanding of what it means to be future-ready, and how to pave the way for their children to turn their interests and passions into reality. As the founding executive for the Dubai Future Foundation, and dubbed as Futurist-in-Chief, Dr Noah Raford is part of a team that identifies emerging opportunities, develops strategic partnerships, and prototypes future initiatives for the Government of Dubai. The roster of speakers could not have been a better fit for a school that has lived up to the promise of helping pupils fulfil their passions and interests, and become leaders of the future.