TEDxExeter 2019

The Art of the Possible

5th April at the Exeter Northcott Theatre


Exeter’s leading ideas festival is back for the eighth year, bringing you another exceptional line up of speakers who are changing the world through their groundbreaking work and ideas.

The event is in 6 weeks' time.


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Speakers

Ciara Eastell

Ciara Eastell

Ciara Eastell is chief executive of Libraries Unlimited, a charity which runs 54 libraries across Devon and Torbay. One of few librarians to have been honoured with a statue, Ciara is also a national council member of Arts Council England and an advisor to the British Library. She believes in the power of arts, culture and creative industries to benefit civic and community life.
Dan Dicker

Dan Dicker

Dan Dicker began his career as a product designer at Dyson before founding circular design practice ashortwalk in 2003. By using unloved recycled waste materials to make products that will last, and converting worthless materials into worthwhile products, ashortwalk creates value from the unwanted.
Jess Leigh

Jess Leigh

Since joining Plan International UK's youth advisory panel at the age of 15, Jess Leigh has worked on a number of campaigns to give girls an equal chance in life and spoken in the House of Lords about issues facing girls in the 21st century.
Izzy Clarkson  Jess Pepperell

Izzy Clarkson & Jess Pepperell

Izzy Clarkson is an apprentice administrator with local NHS organisation NEW Devon CCG. She is on the regional and local youth boards for the National Citizen Service. Izzy also enjoys skydiving.
Jess Pepperell is studying Travel and Tourism at Exeter College, and is a member of the local youth board for the National Citizen Service. She loves travelling and exploring new cultures.
Lee Elliot Major

Lee Elliot Major

Lee Elliot Major is Professor of Social Mobility at the University of Exeter and chief executive of the Sutton Trust. His book, Social Mobility and Its Enemies, calls for radical reforms to address Britain’s low social mobility.
Naimah Hassan

Naimah Hassan

Naimah Hassan is a founding member and programme director of Global Media Campaign, a non-profit organisation which aims to end FGM.
Raoul Martinez

Raoul Martinez

Raoul Martinez is a philosopher, filmmaker, artist and author. His first book, Creating Freedom, has been translated into several languages and his first documentary, The Lottery of Birth, won a Hollywood film award. Raoul lives and works in London, where his paintings have been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery.
SK Shlomo

SK Shlomo

Record-breaking beatboxer turned electronic singer-songwriter SK Shlomo has collaborated with Ed Sheeran, Bjork and Damon Albarn. His debut solo album is Surrender.
Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson is a marine biologist, fish ecologist and self-confessed ocean optimist. His main focus is on impacts of global change - including climatic warming, ocean acidification and noise - on fish, fisheries and marine ecosystems. Steve’s work on bioacoustics, including fish communication and soundscape mapping, was featured on Blue Planet II.
Thore Graepel

Thore Graepel

Thore Graepel is a research group lead at Google DeepMind and chair of machine learning at University College London. His research into artificial intelligence has helped to develop systems used by Xbox Live and Bing. Thore recently contributed to creating AlphaGo, the first computer program to defeat a human professional player in the full-sized game of Go.
Kat McHale

Kat McHale

Kat McHale is a public health doctor and mother of three young children. In October 2018 she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
June O'Sullivan

June O'Sullivan

June O'Sullivan MBE is Chief Executive of the London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), a social enterprise which currently runs 37 nurseries across eleven London boroughs.

An inspiring speaker, author and regular media commentator on Early Years, Social Business and Child Poverty, June has been instrumental in achieving a major strategic, pedagogical and cultural shift for the award winning London Early Years Foundation, resulting in increased profile, new childcare model and stronger social impact over the past ten years.

As CEO and creator of the UK's leading childcare charity and social enterprise since 2006, June continues to break new ground in the development of LEYF's scalable social business model. She remains a tireless campaigner, looking for new ways to influence policy and make society a better place for all children and families.
Alex Kenmure

Alex Kenmure

Alex Kenmure is head of business development at GoodGym, a community of runners that combines getting fit with doing good.
Lucy Clayton

Lucy Clayton

Lucy Clayton is curator and co-host of the Dress: Fancy podcast, exploring the social significance and psychology of people in costume. Her career in fashion has taken her from Next to New York and, more recently, Community Clothing, a social enterprise with a mission to sustain and create jobs in the UK textile and garment manufacturing industry.