'Beauty Sickness', Five TED Talks That Disassemble Our Idealised Perception Of Beauty

Juno Lily Kelly | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Style
Juno Lily Kelly

The models that monopolise magazines and billboards are no longer remotely representative of the women that we see in everyday life, resulting in an influx of body-dissatisfaction, eating disorders and appearance preoccupation among young women.

Those Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Trans Person

Owl | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Ask yourselves whether you would be comfortable answering such questions. I also urge you to take it further than just ask questions - be curious, care about these issues and see how you can help. Educate yourselves and help educate others. Because we need allies in this fight and you might just be that ally if you care enough.

Depression: On Finally Owning My Truth

Jayne Hardy | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Hardy

I left a part of me on the stage that day - that part was made up of fear, shame and an unwillingness to accept me for me. It took a while, but I am now 100% owning my truth.

Remain of the Days - Why Brexit Broke My Heart

Lynne Parker | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics
Lynne Parker

My remaining days as a European are sadly numbered. I have just spent the last week away on business in Italy and Germany as a guilt-free Europhile. I was still in Germany when the EU Referendum results were announced and at breakfast in my hotel I felt like I had to apologise on behalf of Great Britain for the ghastly reality of Brexit.

What Everyone (Not Just Brummies) Can Learn From TEDxBrum.

Anisa Haghdadi | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Anisa Haghdadi

TEDxBrum was an extraordinary event held on Saturday 11th June 2016. Fuelled by a 70-strong team of volunteers the event epitomised 'people power' and...

Hello Sweet Art: We Need to Talk About Men

Jessie Thompson | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

In a week when we learnt that airboards are illegal to ride on the streets of London, the only way to console ourselves was to go to the theatre and think about our feelings.

Is Borrowing Set to Be the New Buying in the UK?

Rebecca Trevalyan | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Trevalyan

Have you spent lots of money on suitcases or breadmakers only for them to sit unused in the cupboard under the stairs for most of the year? Library of Things solves this dilemma. It's a community space where people can come to borrow useful items and learn how to use them.

Our Stories

Catherine Davies | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Davies

If we tell ourselves a self-limiting story might we accidentally limit our possibilities? Could we change our lives for the better simply by changing the stories we tell ourselves? I love this idea.

Behind the Scenes at TEDx Houses of Parliament

Alastair Macartney | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alastair Macartney

Because TED talks are so short, every sentence must count. The normal fillers, the waffle, the um's and the ah's all have to be erased. There's no time for them. The message has to be crystal clear, refined. Every single word that is uttered must add value...

What Does Freedom Mean to You?

Alastair Macartney | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK
Alastair Macartney

Leaping from mountains, flying my Jedei winguit through valleys, soaring past the circling birds and glancing across at my team mates just inches away is an almost indescribable experience. An experience that I live for.

If It Heals You Does It Need to Be Measured?

Tony Lobl | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK
Tony Lobl

In similar vein, stories of a health dividend from a "divine connection" - often called prayer - are slowly but surely being woven into the growing debate about the importance of life's immeasurables.

TEDx East End: Helping to Create a Society Without Borders

Jesse Seaver | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jesse Seaver

I was on my way to the heart of Bethnal Green, in East London, via the Central line Underground. Pleasantly, I overheard a couple next to me discussing why they were heading to TEDx East End, which happened to be where I was headed. They said how they "needed some inspiration...some exposure to creative minds...and to be inspired."

Acknowledging the Violence

Leyla Hussein | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Leyla Hussein

I want to say a massive thank you to all of you who supported our epetition and helped us reach over 100,000 signatures. The great British public stood with survivors and recognized the importance of this campaign. You have spoken out to say that FGM is child abuse and one of the worst forms of violence against women and you have asked the Government to put an end to it.

How to Build Authentic Connections at Work

Sarah Abell | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK
Sarah Abell

I tried an experiment when I took to the stage to give a talk on "failing to relate authentically" at this year's TEDxBristol. After walking on boldly (or as boldly as my nerves would allow), I spent the first minute or so telling the audience about my various accomplishments. Then I stopped. I walked off, re-entered and started again...

'Invented Here': London's TEDx Women Talks Set for December

Louisa Mallejacq Flynn | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Mallejacq Flynn

If you haven't heard of TED Talks by now, where have you been? Seriously, they are fantastic! With conferences taking place all over the globe, TED, who are a non-profit organisation, are dedicated to an 'Ideas Worth Spreading' ethos.

Why Deep Connections Make It Easier to Ask for Help

Andy Lopata | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK
Andy Lopata

Asking for help can be one of the biggest challenges for individuals. Whether building a business, looking for the solution to a problem or chasing a new position to drive our career forward, many of us struggle when it comes to turning to others for support.

Eating Noodles With Nobel Prize Winners: Why You Should Start a TEDx

Michael Metcalf | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK
Michael Metcalf

The thing that strikes me the most about this project is how empowering it is to all involved. You couldn't imagine another event where a frustrated call-centre worker would have the chance to have dinner with the physicist who announced the discovery of the Higgs Boson.


Melkon Charchoglyan | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK
Melkon Charchoglyan

TEDxUniversityofStAndrews was most certainly an experience like no other. In the space of just five hours we reflected, laughed, felt pangs of sadness and ultimately left within a positive out-look.

The Graduation Pledge

Jon Jachimowicz | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jon Jachimowicz

I know that one person cannot change the world. But if other graduating students follow my lead and pledge their graduation presents to charity, we can truly make a difference. If we look deep inside our hearts, I'm sure most of us will realize we do not necessarily need the tokens of appreciation brought by our families.

How to Plan a TEDx Event

Yousra Elbagir | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Yousra Elbagir

From YouTube to universities all over the UK, TEDx events (x= independently organised event) have heightened in popularity amongst British students in recent years. The American organisation, TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) has expanded its scope through the launch of the TED Talk Video site, making TED and TEDx talks accessible to all.

Taking a Healthy Look "Beyond the Genes"

Tony Lobl | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Over several decades I've found that identifying ourselves in terms of such spiritual qualities can be liberating. It can loosen the grip of the conviction life is primarily shaped by material factors and bring out a sense of health, rather than sickness, being the divine default.

My TEDx Talk on the Generation Gap

Chris T-T | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Chris T-T

Last autumn at TEDxBrighton I gave a talk (including songs) about my A.A. Milne Edinburgh Fringe show and the effect it had on my understanding of audiences - especially thinking about the generation gap.

TEDxOxford - An Introduction

Katy Fallon | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Katy Fallon

This year we decided to spray shoes with a red 'x' and leave them dotted about the city, tied to lampposts and left on college walls. Some of them directed you to a café where you could get a free cup of coffee or a scoop of ice cream with it, and five carried a free ticket; others simply bore messages like 'I'm a free shoe enjoy!'

Is Giving Good for You?

David Erasmus | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Erasmus

Whilst many people think they will give out of their surplus once they are content, I believe that giving is a key to reaching that elusive state of contentment.

Changing Your Life in Two Minutes

Carin King | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carin King

Many of us will have started this New Year with a host of resolutions about how to improve many aspects of our life in an attempt to make ourselves look and feel better.