British School Dubai
Omar Al Mheiri

Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai

Speaker Series: Amazing Minds – Inspiring Futures

Wednesday 24th February 14, 2021




What is your legacy?

The Royal Grammar School Guildford will bring 500 years of academic innovation to the United Arab Emirates when we open our new campus in Dubai in September 2021. We want our young people to feel confident and empowered, in whatever path they take in the future. We equip them with a mindset for leadership, a deep understanding of wellbeing and a strong sense of global citizenship so they can be a positive influence on themselves, others and the wider world.

The Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai Speaker Series is a platform for discussion and debate. We have partnered with some of the most inspiring and successful individuals in their field to give you an insight into their journey and their vision of what the future will look like. With 500 years of academic innovation, RGS Guildford has always been a forward-thinking school, constantly evolving to move with the times. We nurture our young people to follow their passions and interests, and use their knowledge and skills to make a difference in the world.

Join us for our second edition of the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai Speaker Series, which we hope inspires you to take the discussion further with the school to see how we can help your child fulfil their passions and interests and be a leader of tomorrow.


The Speakers

Omar AlMheiri, Co-Founder Letswork

Co-founder of one of the most popular UAE co-working hubs, the 25-year-old Omar Al Mheiri graduated in 2017 from Northeastern University, Boston with a degree in electrical engineering. Right after graduation he was selected for the E25 entrepreneurship program at EMAAR, where he launched Letswork with his co-founder, Hamza Khan.

Letswork offers affordable, flexible and inspiring workspaces for SMEs, freelancers and corporations across the country. Letswork also is a portal to book on demand meeting rooms and offices located around the country.  Omar is also a member of the Private Sector Youth Council in the UAE.

Clare Turnbull, Head of Prep, RGS Guildford Dubai 

With over 20 years of educational leadership roles, Clare has direct senior leadership experience from Royal Grammar School Guildford in the UK, having been a member of the senior leadership team for 16 years, 13 of which have been as the Head of the Preparatory School of RGS Guildford. A graduate of the University of Exeter with a Masters in Educational Leadership (Distinction), she has been a governor of three independent schools in the UK and is an experienced ISI Schools’ Inspector.

As Head of Prep at RGS Guildford Dubai, Clare Turnbull brings the academic excellence of RGS Guildford as well as a deep understanding of its distinctive culture, values and learning habits.


The Moderator

Helen Farmer, Editor and Journalist, The Mothership

A BBC-trained broadcast journalist and mum of two young daughters, Helen Farmer juggles a career in broadcasting and blogging whilst cleaning cereal off the ceiling. She has worked in publishing and radio in Dubai for more than a decade, and is an award-winning journalist, known for her honest take on living, working and parenting, through her blog The Mothership.