San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading. Our TEDx event is a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level.
10:00 – 10:15 Introduction, with our MC Jeffrey Howard
10:15 – 11:35 TEDx Talk Cluster 1
Philippe Laissue, “Looking at life as it unfolds”
Christopher Coates, “Stories are just data with a soul”
David Voas, “Why there is no way back for religion in the West”
Pre-recorded TED talk: Maysoon Zayid, “I got 99 problems... palsy is just one”
11:35 – 11:50 break
11:50 – 1:05 TEDx Talk Cluster 2
Vania Sena, “Big data, Big future? Can big data be used for the common good?”
Chris Walklett, “The Most Important Words you are Ever Going to Hear!”
Hamish Dibley, “Front-to-Back Thinking™: Understand Demand, Create Value and Reduce Cost”
Pre-recorded TED talk: Kakenya Ntaiya, “A girl who demanded school”
1:05 – 2:00 Lunch break (please note lunch is not provided)
2:00 – 3:20 TEDx Talk Cluster 3
Chris Saker, “Why Mathematics Enrichment Matters”
Leonard Schalkwyk, “How do cells remember?
Richard Skeggs, “Identifying the needle in the Internet of Things haystack”
Pre-recorded TED talk: The Lady Lifers, “A moving song from women in prison for life”
Closing remarks from our MC, Jeffrey Howard
Please note the £10.00 ticket fee is REFUNDED on attendance at the end of the event.
When & Where
University of Essex
Celebrating 50 years
In 1964, 122 students arrived at a new university built upon a bold vision. We were small, with big ambitions. Over five decades we have more than fulfilled our potential, becoming one of the UK’s leading academic institutions.
Today, we are a truly global community producing impactful research, with members who thrive on critical thinking, creativity and challenging established conventions to improve the world.
This year we’re celebrating our collective achievements, reflecting on our founding years and reminiscing about our evolution. We're exploring six research topics that offer an insight into the scope of the outstanding work our researchers undertake. TheSomething Fierce exhibition looks into how the architecture and the people shaped Essex’s unique living and learning environment.
Events and activities, including TEDx events, are taking place at our campuses and around the world, and we invite all our members, friends and community to join in. Celebrations began in September with a huge Homecoming Weekend.