The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School and Haberdashers’ Aske’s Girls’ School were delighted to welcome, via Zoom, English television personality, broadcaster, journalist and Old Haberdasher Vanessa Feltz.

Vanessa provided her talk through a ‘Question and Answer’ format, which was warm, open and erudite. Pupils and staff who logged in via Zoom had the opportunity to hear about her career in journalism, time on Strictly Come Dancing and the root of her love for words, which she attributed to her father.

There was also a shout-out by Vanessa to all the students who were, at that moment in time, self-isolating at home.

The Schools were both also warmed to hear that, in response to a question put forward by Rehaan in Year 7: “Are you still in contact with anyone from your time at Habs?” Vanessa gave a categorical: “Absolutely!”

Thank you to Vanessa Feltz for attending and providing such an interesting and engaging talk.