After Essex: In Conversation with Jake Banfield

Business graduate chats about his journey to becoming a leading magician.

  • Thu 7 Oct 21

    17:00 - 18:00

  • Online


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    Lectures, talks and seminars

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    Alumni Relations

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After Essex celebrates the journeys and accomplishments of our diverse and inspiring alumni around the globe.


Magic isn’t a popular career choice amongst our alumni community, so that makes it even more special to hear how Jake Banfield (BSc Business Management, 2009) went from studying at Essex Business School to becoming a successful magician. Having performed for the Royal Family in Abu Dhabi and appearing on television to show his illusions, Jake now runs an online magic course and hosts his own magic show, Modern Magic, in London’s West End.

In conversation with Jo Rogers, Director of Advancement, Jake discusses how he turned his passion into a career…hopefully he’ll show us a trick too! 

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