We are delighted that Bobby Seagull has agreed to become an Ambassador for Potential Plus UK. This enormously popular contestant from University Challenge recently hosted our Above and Beyond Awards in February 2019.  Starting with a background as a financial trader and Chartered Accountant, Bobby now works in the field of education. He has a passion for maths and would love to be able to popularise maths education.

In 2007 he was one of the founders of OxFizz, an educational social enterprise which supports sixth form students, enabling them to apply to top universities. Following a move to teaching full-time in 2014 he became a trustee of UpRising, a charity that offers youth leadership development for 16-25 year olds.

Bobby currently combines teaching in a state secondary school with studying for a Doctorate in Education at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. If that didn’t keep him busy enough, he is also co-presenter of The Genius Guide to Great Britain with Eric Monkman on BBC2,  published The Life-changing Magic of Numbers, in 2018, celebrates the world of maths as a host of the @MathsAppeal podcast, writes regularly for the Radio 4 Today PuzzleForToday and is a lifelong West Ham United fan.

Potential Plus UK Ambassadors are passionate about the need to support children with high learning potential and want to help them to discover their talents, nurture their ability and help them to succeed.  Our ambassadors come from all walks of life, their primary roles are to:

  • Tell others about the importance of supporting children with high learning potential
  • Help us to raise the profile of Potential Plus UK
  • Help us to form partnerships with other organisations, fundraise or to use their skills to help take forward our work.

If you would be interested in helping us to support children with high learning potential to maximise their potential as part of our Ambassadorial team then please contact us on amazingchildren@potentialplusuk.org

Bobby joins our list of high profile ambassadors who include: Professor Jeff Forshaw, Dr. Jonathan Hare and Professor A.C. Grayling. To find out more about our ambassadors please visit https://potentialplusuk.org/index.php/introducing-potential-plus-uk/ambassadors/