TEDxYouth@Manchester was proud to present its 6th TEDxYouth conference on Wednesday 5th November 2014. Our event presented to 450 post 16 students from The Fallibroome Academy in Macclesfield, UK and to over 150 invited students from local schools. We live streamed our conference around the world and our theme was ‘Reset’ and the exciting programme included brilliant speakers, and stunning student performances.
Ben Ambridge: The Top 10 Myths of Psychology
Ben Ambridge is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Liverpool, where he researches children’s language development. He is the author of Psy-Q, which introduces readers to some of the major findings in Psychology via interactive puzzles, games, quizzes and tests.
Holly Baxter: Everything that’s wrong with women in the media
Holly Baxter is the 25 year old co-founder and editor of The Vagenda, an online media satire magazine for women, as well as author of the Vagenda book, which came out earlier this year. She is also a columnist for the Guardian and a freelance journalist for a number of other national publications. She is the previous resident of an airing cupboard.
Karrie Fransman: Why we should be taking comics more seriously
Karrie Fransman creates comic strips for The Guardian, Telegraph and The Times. Her graphic novel The House That Groaned was chosen as graphic novel of the month by The Observer and her moving life story of Iranian immigrant Ebrahim has received critical acclaim.
Nick Hunt: Travelling Quickly is a Waste of Time
Nick Hunt is the author of Walking the Woods and the Water, an account of a 2,500-mile walk across Europe in the footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor. His writing and journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The Economist, New Internationalist, Resurgence, Geographical and other publications. He also works as a storyteller, and co-editor of the Dark Mountain books.
Chris Rose and Alex Baker: Particle sampling in the stratosphere
Dr Alex Baker and Chris Rose are the co-founders and directors of sentintospace.com, a website which enables anybody to take on their own near space project. After gaining global media attention for their own near space exploits they turned there attention to developing kits and technology to make the process easier and more reliable. They have had recent international press attention for their involvement in near space particle sampling experiments, which yielded some very unexpected results.