Guest Speaker James Herbertson, the director of London Nest


Every week we invite a guest speaker to join our 30+ course for a presentation and group discussion at our school in London.

Last week it was James Herbertson who came to visit us! James is the director of London Nest, a company which helps students to find the best accommodation in London! He has strong family roots in Zimbabwe and has swam the Channel to raise money for his charity which helps build communities there! Read more about him below!


Zimbabwe Rural School Development Programme helps  build communities in rural Zimbabwe. Our aim is to improve educational opportunities in rural Zimbabwe and to provide new facilities and resources, by working in partnership with schools and other institutions. You can read more about our work here on our site – ZRSDP.

In 2011 six of us swam the Channel and raised over £30,000 to build a classroom block and teacher’s accommodation. It was a day none of us will ever forget and we were proud to win the award for the Fastest Mixed Relay and the Fastest Relay overall: You can view pictures and more information on the Channel Swim Association’s website here – CSA.

Here’s an hour by hour account by Dan Earthquake on board! 

Thank you James for volunteering to speak with our Aged 30 + group. We hope you enjoyed the tea and cakes as well! We enjoyed having you here at Tti to give such an inspiring talk and hearing about your experience swimming the Channel!




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