I’m delighted to be introducing three fantastic speakers at the 6th EY Dyslexia Network Annual Event & Reception in the evening of the 13 September in London. If you would like to attend please do get in touch via the form at the bottom of this page.
In life we frequently find prominent figures who have succeeded despite or perhaps because of their dyslexia. EY’s three speakers personify this journey:
Kenny Logan – Sport, dancing, dyslexia and me
Kenny Logan’s riveting story is one full of surprises. A Scottish rugby star, with 70 caps for his country, a club legend at Wasps, winner of three Premiership titles and a glorious Heineken Cup, a contender in Strictly Come Dancing and the owner of a successful sports marketing business, Kenny could not read or write until he was in his thirties. Born into a farming community in rural Scotland, Kenny struggled at school and only confronted his dyslexia on meeting his wife, Gabby.
Jonty Hearnden – Antiques, television, dyslexia and me
Jonty Hearnden is one of the most recognisable faces on TV when it comes to antiques and collectables. His TV career began in 1997 when he became one of the experts on the Antiques Road Show. Since then he is best known for his many appearances on BBC1’s Cash in the Attic, Celebrity Cash in the Attic and the highly successful Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. He rarely talks about his dyslexia yet it has played an important part in shaping his successful career.
The Lord Addington – A perspective from the house
Lord Addington has been a very active member of the House of Lords since
17 June 1986. He is the Liberal Democrat Excepted Hereditary representing the Liberal
Democrats and frequently speaks on a broad spectrum of matters including both disability
and sport. He has recently been appointed President of the British Dyslexia Association.
About the event
The event, as in previous years, it will take place in the early evening and includes a presentation by several speakers followed by a reception. This will hopefully provide some interesting and informal perspectives on dyslexia and neuro-diversity, along with the opportunity to discuss the issues raised and network with the speakers and other attendees.
I hope you will be able to join me and your peers for what should be a very thought-provoking and enjoyable evening.
If you would like to attend…
If you would like to attend and to register for updates of this site, please let me know using the form below and I will pass on your request for an invitation: