This week TEDx returns to the University of Bolton


TEDxUniversityofBolton returns to the Queen’s Specialist Building on Friday when 19 engaging and distinguished speakers will grapple with the theme “Innovate, Integrate, Educate”.

TEDxUniversityofBolton, a student-led conference brings together innovative thinkers from across the University and the larger community to explore ideas for our collective future under the TED ethos of ‘ideas worth spreading’.

The aim of the event is to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and to provoke conversations that matter.

This year’s event will be include a diverse set of speakers including staff and students from the University of Bolton, and invited guests.

Vice Chancellor and President of the University, Professor George E Holmes DL will open the Conference on Friday morning.

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dr Kondal Reddy Kandadi; Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Quality) Professor Patrick McGhee and Professor of Psychology, Professor Jerome Carson will all return after delivering enlightening talks at last year’s event.

Other speakers will include Dr Tim Sprosen, Associate Professor & Head of Communications, Regulation & Knowledge Transfer at Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford; Professor David Thacker, Professor of Theatre at the University of Bolton and Professor Steve Fuller, Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK.

The audience will consist of up to 100 students, academics and members of the local community.

TED, standing for Technology, Entertainment & Design, is a globally recognised brand that was started in 1984. TED Talks are short, powerful talks that share an idea, in less than 18 minutes. Every second 17 TED Talks are viewed online at in over 100 languages, free-of-charge.

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