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This Black History Month, we’re taking a closer look at how far we’ve really come as a society to be actively antiracist. Photo by Vlad Tchompalov on Unsplash Black History Month is a time of celebration but also of reflection. You may have noticed many articles, tweets and talks – including some of our past speakers – both...
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In 2016, Be Inspired Films’ filmmaker Ravinol Chambers, and friend of TEDxLondon, set out on a 1,800 km Tuk Tuk trip in India to raise money for a local girls’ education charity. What started out as a fundraising trip became a personal journey to understand the challenges of gender discrimination and attitudes towards girls’ education....
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In the aftermath of a London Fashion Week during which sustainability was the major focus, we take a look at what it will really take to create a fashion industry that’s good for the plan. With a flash of lightbulbs, a rustle of fabric and the stomp of heels down a catwalk, London Fashion Week kicked...
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In 2019, genuine, uncomplicated happiness can feel like an impossibility. From Brexit uncertainty to millennial burnout, terrorist attacks to climate change, we’re under immense pressure to thrive in a world that seems increasingly stuck in a downward spiral. As mental health issues rise and overall wellbeing falls, it can sometimes seem that happiness is a...
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“Alexa, what’s the weather like today?”. If you started your day by asking a chatbot for advice on whether or not to pack an umbrella, you’re one of the millions of us who have become reliant on AI (Artificial Intelligence) to get through your day-to-day. But while AI and high-tech devices have brought multiple benefits,...
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As people all over the world prepare to wish those they love a Happy Valentine’s Day, we look at the stark reality that prevents so many from freely showing their affection. Today, all over London, teenagers are exchanging shy smiles and giant teddy bears; couples are sharing kisses over candlelit dinners; there are first dates...
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TEDxLondon is an organisation run entirely by volunteers. As we celebrate International Volunteer Day, we’re throwing the spotlight on some of the stories behind the magic that helps us build diverse and inclusive communities. 14.2 million people in the UK formally volunteer at least once a month. That’s close to double the population of London,...
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On the 1st December, people from across London and beyond will come to the first ever TEDxLondonWomen event, held as part of the Global TEDWomen programme. Maryam Pasha is the Director and Curator of TEDxLondon. Here’s why she is excited to be showing up and why we’ve turned the spotlight on women this year.  ...
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Emmanuel Speaks is a performance poet and musician from East London. He uses the stage to highlight an array of controversial subjects. Emmanuel moved to the UK from Nigeria at the age of five. He was inspired to produce his own poetry after stumbling across spoken word online as a teenager and says the creative...
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With a passion for numbers and a love of food, Dr Eugenia Cheng is best known for sharing her love of numeracy through baking. She has combined well known recipes with complex mathematical theories to break down misunderstood concepts to the maths averse in her most well known book How to Bake Pi. Eugenia is...
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