Where big ideas come to talk.

Bursting to talk about what’s happening in the world? Missing those deep, messy, inspiring conversations that get your ideas flowing? Annoying your colleagues or family going on and on about that TED Talk you just watched? Us too!

Our friends over at TED HQ have created a new platform called TED Circles – where a small group of people meet for meaningful conversations about ideas worth spreading. Imagine a book club for TED Talks!

Upcoming events

Our next free TED Circle event

Tuesday 23rd November, 6:30-8:00pm UK time

Join our latest TED Circles on Tuesday 23rd November, 6:30-8:00pm UK time. Together we’ll be delving into this month’s theme, ‘A New Climate Story’.

The climate question is on everyone’s mind with COP26 taking place. Governments and big corporations have made huge pledges to make changes but how committed are they? And do these pledges equate to real change?

We’ve selected two TED talks that discuss the importance of a global treaty to phase out fossil fuels and how to navigate feelings of eco-anxiety when climate change feels unstoppable. Join us to discuss the current climate situation and its impact at various levels of society.

This event is supported by our Headline Partner, Citi. Together we hope to facilitate and encourage local and global conversations around a wide variety of topics.

*The Global Treaty To Phase Out Fossil Fuels, Tzeporah Berman

Tuesday 14th December, 6:30-8:00pm UK time

We’ll be hosting the last TED Circles of 2021 on Tuesday 14th December, 6:30-8:00pm UK time. Given the time of year we’ll be getting into the ‘Holiday Spirit’.

Have you ever been curious why all snowflakes are six-sided and completely unique? Or maybe you’re keen to know more about the historic roots of the gift economy and its place in society today? Well we’ve got you covered. Come along to learn more about these festive ideas and share your perspective.

Plus, we’ve got special plans to get you all into the holiday mood and spread some joy with a few games and potentially even a few gifts!

This event is supported by our Headline Partner, Citi. Together we hope to facilitate and encourage local and global conversations around a wide variety of topics.

Interested? Here’s the rundown:

TED Circles is a monthly chance to come together online (for now) to chat about a chosen theme! It’s open to anyone and is a chance to engage in real, meaningful conversations. Over the last year, our Circles have been a safe and respectful space to learn, share and connect with others over some of the most important issues facing our world.

In the past we’ve discussed:

  • Future visions for the cities we live in
  • Building resilience
  • Addressing the roots of racism
  • How change happens
  • Our bodies
  • Risk-taking

And more

We’re also often joined by TEDx speakers, authors and activists – you never know whose voice you might hear from to boost your inspiration!

We have a fluid format that adapts each month. But we’ll usually watch two TED talks related to that month’s theme and then break into smaller groups to share our thoughts – and we’ll come back together to have a wider discussion at the end. No need to prepare anything in advance, all you need to bring is an open mind.