What is TEDxPlymouthUniversity?

TEDxPlymouthUniversity will showcase new, exciting and inspirational ideas that can be found right here in Plymouth. Whether that’s internationally-leading research being carried out by Plymouth University, or an innovative local project that is helping transform lives in our community, we aim to start a conversation about the interesting and inspiring developments happening on our own doorstep.

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Evolution of Inspiration

Our theme, Evolution of Inspiration, will see our speakers cover a wide range of topics connected simply by the notion of evolving an idea and inspiring others. TEDxPlymouthUniversity is an opportunity to broaden your horizons and share new ideas with the global TEDx community.

TEDx News

What’s our legacy?

In previous blogs, we’ve explored the learning gained and the inspiration found from TEDxPlymouthUniversity, so I wanted to do something different and write about why I got involved and what we might do next. Everyone gets involved with something like TEDx for...

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What did I learn from TEDx?

I don't like to say no. In my life I have serious FOMO. It's this exact reason that I ended up involved in running the recent TEDx event at Plymouth University. About 4 months ago I found myself in a room of (relative) strangers as we spoke about what we would do and...

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One week on from the big day, I thought it's about time I sat down and reflected on the experience of being a licensee and co-organiser of a TEDx event. So, here goes... It has taken me a while to reach the point of reflection, as it was only at the beginning of this...

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Looking back

Hi, my name is Amber Strong and I work at Plymouth University’s Futures Entrepreneurship Centre. I was privileged to be a member of the TEDx Plymouth University 2017 planning committee. This Evolution of Inspiration themed event saw thirteen speakers selected from...

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Final Rehearsals

Tuesday night was the final rehearsal for TEDxPlymouthUniversity. After weeks of relaxed workshops and practise sessions, there was a tension in the air. Photographers clicking, sound and lighting engineers doing their thing, speakers going over their talks again and...

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This Week!

Well it’s the week of the event and we’ve entered what I like to think of as the eye of the storm; the couple of days before the show where everything suddenly goes very calm. Except for a few bits of printing and our main rehearsal tomorrow it seems like my to do...

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Evolution of Inspiration speakers

Alexis Kirke

The Sonification of Lennon and McCartney

Mariana Lopez-Henen

Inspiration to Explore New Continents

Chris Hunt

An adventure of interactive art in the Tate Modern

Adam Cook

I Am a futurist

Antonio Rago

A journey through elementary particles

Jeremy Goslin

When do we want our machines to be more human?

Ismini Vasileiou

Unconscious bias: confronting stereotypes

Tracey Guiry

Is there anybody there? The power of poetry to unlock memories

Jo Higson

We need men to campaign for womens rights too

James Close

The evolution of the undead: an inspiration for the living

Sylvia Terbeck

Prejudice: Can we cure it?

Alistair Macpherson

Fueling a local energy revolution

Scott Gould


What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxPlymouthUniversity, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxPlymouthUniversity event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.