Little U Guest Speakers 2018-2019

In our last post, you read about Little U. Now get to know the guest speakers who will share their career wisdom with the community.

Little U Guest Speakers

What do you do? What is it like? How do you see the world through that area of passion?

Little U features guest speakers who are highly experienced in their fields to answer questions from open learners!

Speaker #1 : PAUL SEAH on law
Date : 11 Jun 2018
Time : 1030am

In 2017, Paul garnered the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards’ Disputes Star of the Year award. He was also recognised by the Asian Legal Business as one of “40 Under 40 – Asia’s Brightest Young Legal Minds” in 2015. In addition, Paul is ranked as a Recommended Lawyer for Dispute Resolution, and Restructuring and Insolvency by Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017-2018. He is also ranked as a Leading Lawyer for Dispute Resolution and Litigation, and Restructuring and Insolvency by Asialaw Profiles, 2017-2018.

Speaker #2 : TAN CHENG BOCK on politics
Date : 19 Jul 2018
Time : 1030am

Tan Cheng Bock is a Singaporean politician and medical practitioner. He was formerly a member of Singapore’s governing People’s Action Party (PAP) and a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 2006. He was the first non-Cabinet minister elected into the PAP Central Executive Committee (1987–96). He stood for the 2011 presidential election and won the second highest number of votes at 34.85% among all four candidates, losing marginally to the winner Tony Tan.

Speaker #3 : JEAN TAN on education
Date : 4 Aug 2018
Time : 1030am

Jean has been an educator since 2010, starting out as an English and literature teacher and now involved in policy and curriculum work at the Ministry of Education. She is also a singer-songwriter, having launched three records including the latest ‘Hideaway’ EP in 2017. Jean’s music is a means of conveying stories in cultural and community spaces, and she has performed at events such as charity events, launch shows, and music festivals.

Speaker #4 : PATRICK NG on sketching
Date : 17 Sep 2018
Time : 1030am

Patrick Ng is a key leader in Urban Sketchers Singapore, the local chapter of a large international community of artists passionate about on-location (en plain-air) sketching. In 2015, he organized an International Urban Sketching Symposium held in Singapore, which was attended by over 400 artists from all over the world.

Speaker #5 : WESLEY LOH on photography
Date : 3 Oct 2018
Time : 2pm

Wesley Loh won an award for the ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu in 2012. More recently, he worked with Epigram Books to publish 100 Singaporeans, a photography book showcasing 100 Singaporean faces, in his bid to find the “Singaporean face”.

Speaker #6 : KENNETH LAU on ceramics
Date : 12 Nov 2018
Time : 1030am

Together with his ceramic artist wife Lee Huiwen, they run Studio Asobi, a ceramic practice that celebrates the beauty of creation and the joy of wandering and play. The talk would be at their studio-cum-home.

Speaker #7 : MARK WEE on design
Date : 1 Dec 2018
Time : 1030am

Mark Wee is an award-winning architect, and the Executive Director of DesignSingapore, the national agency overseeing design for the country.

Speaker #8 : KATHARYN PEH on arts and community

Date : 25 Jan 2019
Time : 230pm

Katharyn is Head, Community & Access at National Gallery Singapore.

Speaker #9 : BERNICE LEE on publishing
Date : 21 Feb 2019
Time : 1030am

Bernice Lee has been involved in various aspects of publishing since 1981, when she joined Oxford University Press, Singapore. The years 1991–2005 were spent managing the publishing programme for Armour Publishing Pte Ltd, a local publishing company which she co-founded with Christina Lim. Since 2006, together with her husband Soo-Inn Tan, she has been at the helm of Graceworks Private Limited, a publishing and training consultancy based in Singapore. Under the auspices of MAI-Asia, Bernice has conducted writing and editorial training in Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. She is currently the Chair of MAI-Asia.


Registration to attend the 2018-2019 guest speakers’ talks is currently open only to the Homeschool Singapore community. 

Watch this space for the next post on Little U’s Modules for Year 1.

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