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Theme: In Ten Years

This event occurred on
March 18, 2011
7:00pm - 9:30pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
London, LND
United Kingdom

TEDxGoodenoughCollege is an opportunity for sharing the ideas of postgraduates students in London with the global audience.

Goodenough College
London House
Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square
London, LND, wc1n 2ab
United Kingdom
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Jan-Emmanuel De Neve

Iconoclast, cross-disciplinary academic, workaholic. Disciplinary boundaries have never been much of an obstacle for Jan whose published research spans the economic, political, and behavioral sciences. Guided by a generalist curiosity, much enthusiasm, and data availability (not unimportant!) Jan is most often found working on some paper project that may deal with the tiniest of genetic variations to the larger question of European integration. Jan will join UCL as an Assistant Professor in Political Economy and Behavioural Science and is currently finishing up his PhD at the LSE and was previously a Fulbright scholar at Harvard University.

Christian Busch

Christian is Co-founder and Head of Sandbox live! at Sandbox, a global network for the most inspiring innovators below 30. He acts as Special Advisor for social entrepreneurship and community matters at the National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs (NACUE), and has been selected as one of The Daily Beast’s “300 world class influencers to reboot America”. Related to a PhD on the dynamic interplay between social networks and (social) enterprise performance in emerging markets, Christian teaches entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics (LSE). Previously, he worked in politics and business, and is passionate about connecting inspiring people and making cool ideas happen. Chris regularly speaks at major conferences and events on community development, entrepreneurship, networks, and social innovation.

Grzegorz Lewicki

Greg is a philosopher, political scientist and prize-winning publicist. An editor of Krakow based Pressje Quarterly and the founding member of the Institute for Research on Civilizations. He authored and edited expert reports for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland and analyses on cultural mediation and European demography in the projects financed by the European Commission. Currently a PhD candidate at Jagiellonian University (Philosophy) and a graduate student at London School of Economics (Philosophy of Science) working on organizational complexity. Share ideas with Greg at

Bia Carneiro

Bia is a social scientist and communications professional passionate about social justice and constantly seeking ways to contribute to the construction of a more equitable and ethical society. Before moving to the UK to study Social Policy and Development at the London School of Economics, she worked at Instituto Compartilhar, a Brazilian non-governmental organization that develops educational sports projects for children and youth.

Gautam Mehta

Dr Gautam Mehta is an academic physician and scientist, developing gene therapy and novel drugs for liver failure as part of his Wellcome Trust PhD Fellowship at University College London. Gautam has international experience of healthcare and science, having won RCP and EASL Fellowships to work in Barcelona and Yale Universities. Gautam has also co-authored textbooks on internal medicine, communication skills and medical ethics for Oxford University Press, and is a co-founder of Elite Professional Education Ltd. and Elite Medical Courses Ltd. On this background of science, medicine and communication, Gautam's current interest is exploring the tensions between openness and secrecy in scientific research, and developing innovation in biomedical science over the next decade.

Anushka Paul

Anushka is a molecular biologist, investigating the good guy - bad guy paradox of inflammation in the heart. She is a PhD candidate at Kings' College London at the Rayne Institute in St Thomas' Hospital. Anushka previously worked in Pharmaceutical PR and Medical Education where she was involved in projects for major pharmaceutical accounts, and is currently training in European medicines regulation where she is working towards greater transparency within pharmaceutical regulation. Her interest and experience in communication, medicines regulation and science has made her passionate about promoting a more positive image of scientific research, changing current working practices in academic research to be more collaborative and embracing of social media.

Lettie Ransley

Lettie Ransley graduated from Oxford University with a double first in English Literature, and subsequently completed an MA at Queen’s University, Belfast. She is currently studying the LPC at the College of Law in Bloomsbury. Before deciding to train as a lawyer, she spent two years working for a leading London literary agency, where she specialised in international rights management. She has a particular interest in IP law, specifically the impact on traditional media of innovations in the digital domain.

Aaron Murphy

Aaron Murphy is a photographer and digital printmaker whose work is an experimental hybrid of historical sources and contemporary media. He studied experimental filmmaking at Sheridan College between 1997 and 2000; received a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2004; and completed his MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2010. Since 2004 he has exhibited in Canada and the United Kingdom: Artcite (Canada), MacIntosh Gallery (University of Western Ontario), Nuite Blanche (Toronto), Contact Photography Festival (Toronto), Burlington Art Centre (Canada), Hamilton Artists Inc. (Canada), Goodenough College (UK), University College London (UK) and Leeds College of Art (UK).

Ole Peters

Ole Peters received a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Imperial College London in 2004. He then moved to the US, where he held a joint fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute and the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His work there focused on problems in statistical mechanics with an application to atmospheric physics, which later led him to join the Climate Systems Interaction group at UCLA. Following academic visits in Budapest, Beijing and Hamburg, he returned to Imperial College in 2009 and is currently a member of the Mathematics Department and the Grantham Institute for Climate Change. His most recent work is concerned with the conceptualisation of randomness in probability theory. In particular, he is interested in so-called non-ergodic random systems whose behaviour in time cannot be summarised by a probability distribution. When he doesn't think about ergodicity he spends as much time as he can in the ocean, recently on vessels ranging in size from a 5'4'' surfboard to a three-mast tall ship.

Organizing team


Dublin, Ireland


Enschede, Netherlands
  • James McBennett
    Lead Organiser
  • Yori Kamphuis
  • Margaret Anushka Paul
  • Amjad Baiazy
  • Paul Aurelijus Tamutis
  • Benjamin Holzman
  • Geraldine Levy
  • Akbar Ghaffar
  • Carey Gibbons
  • James Ward
  • Nadia Rahman
  • Marco Leitao Silva
  • Daniel Posen
    Speaker Management / Stage
  • Mike Taylor
  • Sahar Kazranian