TEDxBrayfordPool 2017: Past. Present. Future.

We brought together thinkers, innovators, doers and pioneers who are changing the world through their work. TEDxBrayfordPool: Past. Present. Future. became a platform to access knowledge, explore ideas,  share learning, and project forward the best in innovation and advancements Lincoln has to offer.

We featured speakers both from local and national platforms, ran some amazing workshops, screened some of our favourite TED Talks and rounded off the day with five phenomenal performers and pizza. 

Dr Ruth Charnock | Bad Sex (Scenes)

Dr Ruth Charnock explores the relationship between cringe worthy sex scenes in literature and our own inner feelings of shame and desire.

Lizzie Jordan | Let's Talk About Sex, Baby

Social enterprise founder. Mother. Widow. HIV positive. One person; a myriad of possible labels. Twelve years ago, Lizzie became a mother, a widow and HIV positive all within an 18 month period. ​

Dr Elinor Vettraino | The Evolution of the Revolution: The future of young leadership

Dr Elinor Vettraino explores self directed learning in a university setting. What can young people achieve when they take control of their own educational experience, and what can we learn from letting them?

Labi Siffre | Disturbing Definitions

Labi Siffre believes that the language of modern society isn't quite fit for purpose. Part talk, part performance, Labi explores new definitions for current language.

 

TEDxBrayfordPool 2018:

Fearless

Fear is the oldest of human emotions; it allowed us to evolve into the planet’s dominant species and survive when predators were a genuine threat. Now, in the modern world, is there still a place for fear? We fear failure, the unknown, the other and even ourselves. Without help, our fears spiral and overwhelm. 

Now imagine a world free from fear. What could we accomplish if we fear less?

 

Let’s fail fast, dream big and make the world a better place. Now is the time to renounce fear and be unstoppable!

Syreeta Challinger & Rob Mackenzie | Creativity Heals

When tragedy struck and turned their lives upside down Syreeta knew that creativity could aid in Rob's recovery. In this talk Syreeta tells their story whilst Rob draws it.

Dr. Fran Lambrick | To live with freedom

197 people were killed last year protecting the environment. Fran talks about her personal involvement in protecting the forests of Cambodia and her friendship with assassinated Cambodian investigator Chut Wutty.

Ruchi Aggarwal | Off the 'Sticky Floor': Make room for yourself!

Are you trapped by the glass ceiling or is it the "sticky floor"? Ruchi explains how a simple shift in perspective can put power back in your hands.

Jacob Zylka-Zebracki | Should we fear fear?

Jacob explores how fear plays a very real part in our lives and how having no sense of fear can make us a danger to ourselves and others.

 

TEDxYouth@

BrayfordPool 2017:

Creating Our Future

2017 is a historically significant year for the city of Lincoln as it marks the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest, the companion document to the Magna Carta; one of the only remaining copies of which is housed in Lincoln Castle. As we look to the past, and the freedoms these historic documents set in motion, TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool focuses on "Creating Our Future". Our goal is to push boundaries, stimulate discussion and catalyse change by offering a platform to showcase the things that really matter to young people. Our stage will become a place for pioneers, free thinkers and doers to share their ideas and knowledge with a global audience.

Kian Hearnshaw | How to Regain Our Power & Freedom

Only 120 countries out of 193 are recognised as democracies, but is Great Britain a fundamental democracy? Would a people's chamber and a freedom tax give us greater freedom?

Saffron Jackson | My generation are time travelers

We live in a world where we are better connected than ever before, but why aren't we? Saffron thinks that we're all guilty of trying to affirm our views rather than challenge them.

Mercy Ngulube | Generation Y: Entitled to Change 

Mercy believe's that her generation, more than any other, really do have the power to change the world. Generation Y doesn't have to be the generation that's overlooked.

Lewis Smith | Exploring Our Future: Schooled, or Educated?

Lewis reflects on whether it's schooling or education that makes you who you are. What is the shape of education in the 21st century and where are we going?

 

TEDxYouth@

BrayfordPool 2018:

State of Flux

This year TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool welcomes 9 extraordinary speakers and performers aged between 16 and 26, to explore the transition & evolution of the individual journeys of young adults, from their experiences to their ideas of how to shape the world.

GCSE's to A Levels, A Levels to University, or the world of work? University to Masters, or to the world of work? School, Marriage, House, Family or School, Family, Marriage, House?

 

The life of a young adult is full of transition and evolution - a different path for each and every person, but with one underlying theme: change.

 

During the formative years of adulthood the lives of young people are in constant transition, evolving from day to day and from choice to choice. The young people of the 21st Century can be seen to share one thing in common: their lives are in a State of Flux.

Owen Lewis | Find your voice for social change

Owen explore how anybody can use their voice and actions to create social and educational change on an individual, local and global stage.

Megan Mortimer | We're doomed! Wash your hands!

Everyone has heard about MRSA and antibiotic resistance, but very few people know about fungi and how detrimental to our health they can be. 

Limpet | Live Performance

Limpet is singer/songwriter from Norwich, Norfolk. Her passion for music originated from her time as a pupil at the Jenifer Grace Vocal Academy in 2007.

Thomas Dunning | The fight for survival in a war against yourself. 

1 in 4 people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Sharing his own story of mental illness from psychosis to recovery, Tom helps break down the stigma.

 

TEDxBrayfordPoolWomen 2018: Showing Up!

Women the world over are no longer accepting the status quo. They're rising up, breaking out and pushing boundaries. Whatever their focus and talent — business, technology, art, science, politics — these pioneers and their allies are joining forces in an explosion of discovery and ingenuity to drive real, meaningful change.

TEDWomen & TEDxBrayfordPoolWomen will celebrate how these dynamic and diverse people are showing up to face challenges head on, all while empowering each other to shape the future we all want to see. We're showing up for TEDWomen 2018. Are you?

Libby John | On the naming of buildings

How do we remember and celebrate women that have more or less been written out of history? Libby looks at why choosing to honor forgotten female scientists can help redress the gender balance in STEM

Elinor Vettraino | Arriving somewhere unexpectedly

How do you show up when it's the very last thing you want to do? Elinor explores how even under the glare of the public eye women continue to show up and make a difference.

Alexis Powell-Howard | Why hide the repair?

Alexis gives a different perspective on how our mental health can be viewed and puts forward the notion that, life will happen to us, and if we can learn to accept how this can affect us, we can develop and be more resilient as a result.

Lorena Hauton | Showing up for life

What would you do if you faced extraordinary odds on a daily basis? How would you cope? Lorena explores how embracing a community of practice can influence your landscape.

 

TEDxBrayfordPool 2019: 

Re:Think

Fake news. Political unrest. Climate crisis. They’re all symptoms of society in flux. The world is a messy, chaotic place full of isolation and ignorance. Working together we can overcome all things, but we need to answer difficult questions: Where is all this leading? What can I do? What does our future hold? 

 

In a world where everyone's at odds we need to remember we're stronger together. This year TEDxBrayfordPool offers an antidote. A place and time to come together, to build bridges and reengage in our community.  

Breathe. Re:Think.

Dr Rachael Lamb | Ever had your ideas rejected?

Have you ever shared an idea and received a negative response? Only to feel frustrated when later someone presents the same idea and people love it?

Leo Scott Smith | Life saving technology

We’re constantly reminded of the dangers associated with technology. What’s often overlooked is how the growth of technological capabilities is having a huge positive impact on helping to improve the safety of billions around the world.

Tanya Akrofi | The heroic elixir of storytelling

The Hero’s Quest, isn’t just the thing of fairy tales - each of us is on our own heroic mission. That mission is to turn our personal pain into gold, to reach out and connect with one another and build communities that uplift and nurture us all.

Ryan Lovett | A convenient truth

As the world wakes up to our current crises of litter pollution, we are forced to look at the way we live and rethink the solutions we have.

 

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