In photos: Disruptors takes on education

Last week Disruptors returned to London, this time to take on the future of education. Have a look at the best images from the day as Richard Branson, Professor Brian Cox, robot teachers and a whole host of experts took to the round stage for some lively debate...

Our fifth installment of Virgin Disruptors came with its very own neon lights...
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...this time our round stage was parked in the wonderful setting of WeWork Moorgate...
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....first up were Richard and Sam Branson, who were interviewed by two pupils from School 21 - a new state-funded, inclusive 4-18 school in East London...
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...Richard shares some of his views on education both inside and outside of the classroom, before asking the students how they saw things...
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...also in attendance were Aldebaran's educational robots, who hosted their own panel after the Bransons had left the stage...
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...given the tricky task of following on from the robots was Google’s Director of Product Management, Jonathan Rochelle...
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...and there was also time to welcome Galactic Unite, who explored how to harness the power of space to inspire students in STEM...
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...while back in the Green Room, Richard was getting along famously with NAO...
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...as well as the debates and panel discussions there were a number of interactive experiences - such as the Makerversity classroom of the future...
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...while Google For Education's Expeditions took guests on virtual reality field trips...
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...another popular room was the hosted by FabLab London, 3D printers never fail to capture the imagination...
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....host for the day Karl Lokko kept things running like clockwork as he introduced each of our panels...
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...artist turned entrepreneur, Chase Jarvis (now CEO of CreativeLive) gave a thrilling talk on how creativity is the new literacy...
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...he was soon followedf by the Virgin StartUp hosted discussion on how to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs...
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...as you can see, there were screens aplenty in the Virgin Disruptors nerve centre...
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...after lunch Karl welcomed the Big Change to the stage, as they convened a fascinating talk on how we should educate young people to thrive for life, not just exams...
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...with the penultimate discussion took place between Katelyn Donnelly, Managing Director of the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund and Stacey Brewer, Co-founder and CEO, SPARK Schools...
...then it was time for the big one. Professor Brian Cox and his fellow panel took to the stage for the live-streamed debate...
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Pearson president of core markets Rod Bristow; Shantanu Sinha, president and COO at the Khan Academy; journalist and educationalist Toby Young; and Wendy Kopp, CEO and co-founder of Teach For All all contributed to a thrilling debate.
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