Miss Moneypenny is among a number of high profile names to visit the University during Subject Futures Week

Date 12.11.2015

Taking place between 21 and 25 January, Subject Futures Week is aimed at students from the University’s School of The Arts and provides the ideal opportunity for them to learn and understand where their subjects and courses can lead them once they have graduated.

Samantha Bond is an internationally renowned actress with an extensive career to date and is probably best known for playing the iconic Miss Moneypenny in four of the James Bond films, starring alongside Pierce Brosnan. More recently she has played the part of Auntie Angela in the BBC sitcom, Outnumbered, and has made several guest appearances as Lady Rosamund Painswick in ITV period drama, Downton Abbey.

She will be talking to the students about her career to date, sharing her professional experience and enthusiasms, as well as being on hand to give advice to those who would like to get ahead in the acting world. Her talk takes place on Wednesday 23 January at 5.45pm at Maidwell Main Hall at the University’s Avenue Campus and is open to all students on a first come, first served basis.

As well as Samantha Bond, there are a number of other guest speakers taking part in Subject Futures Week. The majority of the talks are open to all students, but a few of them are only open to students enrolled on the relevant courses relating to the subject matter:

  • Simon Callery, Artist (Open to all students)
  • William Tempest, British Fashion Designer (Open to all students)
  • Caroline Hart, a graduate of the University of Northampton and Pattern Cutter for French Fashion Designer, Roland Mouret (Open to all students)
  • Richard Frediani, Programme Editor for ITV News (Open to all students)
  • Nick Hoult, Deputy Cricket Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph  (Open to all students)
  • Andrew Collins, a graduate of the University of Northampton and Broadcaster and Author
  • Collette Foster, Entertainment producer for Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies (Only open to relevant students)
  • Michelle Lipman, Scriptwriter for EastEnders and Hollyoaks (Only open to relevant students)
  • Paul Ashton, Head of Development at the BBC Writer’s Room (Only open to relevant students)
  • Clive Arnold, Director of the live episode of EastEnders during the 2012 Olympics (Only open to relevant students)
  • Kenny Glenaan, BAFTA winning Film and TV Director (Only open to relevant students)

View the full list of speakers that are open to all students