Neil Pinder is the heart and mind behind the “HomeGrown Plus” operation He has taught in a number of inner city schools for over 25 years and has worked with London Open House for much of that time. He has been a trustee of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust for the past 15 years. He is currently Head of Product Design at Graveney School in south London, where he introduced architecture to the curriculum, winning various Open House competitions and being honoured as "Teacher of the Year". His work with Celebrating Architecture, started to recognise the work of Graveney students, has received national recognition. Guest speakers have included Baroness Doreen Lawrence, Professor Chris Wise and Wayne Hemingway. Some of the most prestigious national and international architectural practices (HOK, Populus) have been involved. Neil has been a guest speaker at RIBA events encouraging teachers to deliver architecture in the classroom; he is an Arkwright interviewer for a prestigious engineering scholarship at Imperial College and Cambridge University; he’s organised and coordinated a Brutalist photography exhibition in collaboration with the London festival of architecture and led architectural workshops at the RCA in collaboration with the Architectural Foundation and Urban Learners, supported by the Mayor of London.