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TEDx comes to Newcastle University


Experts from Newcastle University are taking part in an event dedicated to Research and Discovery.

TEDx Newcastle will take place in the University’s King’s Hall on 8 June. It has been organised by Newcastle University and Thinking Digital. It will bring together a mix of speakers from academia, business and practice, who are passionate about research and discovery.

Among those speaking are genetics expert Professor Sir John Burn, Professor of Clinical Rheumatology John Isaacs (pictured), and Marine Education Officer Annie Russell. Professor of Educational Technology and $1m TED prize winner Sugata Mitra will appear in a video made by pupils of King Edward VI School in Morpeth.

Professor Roy Sandbach, last year’s David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation at Newcastle University Business School will also be taking part as will Gordon Poad of Cap-A-Pie theatre company, who has been working with University academics to look at new ways of disseminating research.

Newcastle University co-organiser Dennis Lendrem said: “We’ve had sneak previews and couldn’t wait to share our dream line-up for the big event.  These talks will knock your socks off.”

Herb Kim, co-organiser and Founder of Thinking Digital saoid: “I’m thrilled to be bringing TEDx back to Newcastle with such a fantastic programme of speakers. The same team who produce Thinking Digital are helping produce TEDxNewcastle so we’re confident it’ll be a spectacular day all around. It’s also been excellent to collaborate with Newcastle University staff and students who have contributed hugely to this year’s TEDx.”

The full line up and tickets are available online.

published on: 21 May 2014