Matthew Syed

4:00 pm

Matthew Syed

4.00pm to 5.00pm - Sun 12 May 2019
Barnes BookMarquee


Suitable for ages 9+
Tickets £6 per person

What if you could get better at maths? Shine in exams? Succeed in sport? In fact, what if you could excel at anything you put your mind to? Find your confidence and dare to be brilliant at (almost) anything today!

Join two-time Olympian Matthew Syed, best-selling author of You Are Awesome, as he provides practical, insightful and positive advice to help children build resilience, embrace their mistakes and grow into successful, happy adults. Matthew equips young readers with a toolkit for developing a growth mindset and finding the confidence to realise their incredible potential. Through hard-work, practice, self-belief and resilience, there’s no reason why anyone can’t achieve (almost) anything. Why not start today?

Matthew Syed is an award-winning Times journalist, broadcaster and author of two acclaimed books for adults about the science of high performance, Bounce and Black Box Thinking. Prior to this he was the top ranked table tennis player in England for nearly ten years, a two time Olympian and three times the men’s singles champion at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships. He left school at the age of 16 to focus on table tennis and taught himself his A Levels in his spare time between training sessions, working his way through various text books. He went on to study at Oxford while still competing at the Olympics in Barcelona in first year! These days he’s also a local dad of two and still loves playing table tennis.

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