Speakers for Schools Initiative

Trinity were proud to host Professor Sadie Morgan as part of the Speakers4Schools initiative.

Sadie, whose architecture practice dRMM won the Riba Stirling Prize winning architecture for their role in the Hastings Pier, spoke to the whole of Year 10 and the GCSE Year 11 class for Design and Technology.

In an inspiring lecture with slides and anecdotal evidence, Professor Morgan spoke with humour, honesty and a passion about her life as an architect. The students were treated to view a sliding house, a flash mob dance on ‘The steps to nowhere’ outside the Tate Modern and the design process for the Hastings Pier.

Students were given the advice to ‘take all opportunities that come your way, as you never know what it might lead to’; a reference to Sadie’s chance conversation that led to her sailing with Sir Ben Ainsley.

After the talk, there was a Question and Answer session. Pictured above are the Year 10 students who asked the questions together with Professor Morgan, Edward who as sound manager did a grand job and Mrs Hussey who organised the talk.

Professor Morgan is the chair of the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two and a board member of the national Infrastructure Commission UK. She is also one of the Mayor’s Design Advocates for the Greater London Authority and works regularly with Sadiq Khan.