2011: The Unknown
Ed Stafford – Walking The Amazon
Guiness World Record Holding Adventurer of the Year, Ed will recount his epic journey though South America. Our theme of ‘Challenging the Unknown’ could not be better expressed by his title: Walking the Amazon.
Zella King – The Science Of Social Networks
Senior Lecturer and AIM Innovation Fellow at Henley Business School, Zella will challenge our audience to reflect on the influence social networks have on creativity and the spread of ideas. She will advise our cohort of ‘future leaders’ on how they can shape their use of social networks for the common good.
Julian Baggini – Is There A Real You?
One of the best known philosophers in the UK, Julian will ask the question ‘Is There A Real You? He will draw on the research supporting his latest book ‘The Ego Trick’ and challenge our audience to reflect on their understanding of the ‘Self’.
Michael Brooks – The Things That Don’t Make Sense
Leading Science Journalist and author, Dr Michael Brooks will tell us about ‘The Things That Dont Make Sense’. He will challenge our audience to be better scientists and reassure them that being confused is all part of the process.
Evelyn Burke – Live Performance
Evelyn Burke performs a live acoustic performance for the TEDxYouth@Manchester crowd. Perfoming “Walk Alone”, “Unbelievable” and “As Close As We’ll Ever Be”
Sumi Connock – It’s Only TV But I Like It
Head of Entertainment, ITV Studios, UK, Sumi has responsibility for creating some of the most popular shows on British TV. She will explain how ideas come to fruition and advise our audience about the qualities required to succeed in this challenging environment.
Miriam Brown – Élégie for Cello and Piano by Gabriel Fauré
Élégie for Cello and Piano by Gabriel Fauré
Performed By Miriam Brown and Accompanied By Martyn Parkes
Chris Chasty and Nick Upjohn – Nuffield and LIYSF
Students talk about their experiences whilst involved in student scientific placements with The Nuffield Foundation and The London International Youth Science Forum
Oliver Harvey and Niamh Power – CERN Visit
Students talk about their experiences whilst involved in a student visit to CERN
Gregory Barker – Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano by Lawson Lunde
Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano by Lawson Lunde
Performed By Gregory Barker and Accompanied By Martyn Parkes