x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Easy is Boring!

This event occurred on
November 9, 2012
6:00pm - 10:30pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
London, LND
United Kingdom

TEDxTeddington 2012 was a celebration of science, art, music and humanity. The speakers included scientists from the National Physical Laboratory; and exceptional students from Teddington School.

This event is organized by Teddington School not only as a hugely entertaining and educational occasion, but as an opportunity to coach and mentor students so that they can speak and perform on an equal footing with world class speakers on an adult stage. TEDxTeddington represents the original educational thinking and high ambition of the school that has accompanied its move into its spectacular new building in September 2010.

Reaction to TEDxTeddington 2011:
“Speakers, organizers, sponsors and audience alike were astonished at the quality of the presentations. Feedback from attendees was universally complimentary- ‘extraordinary… inspirational… brilliant!’.”

Video of TEDxTeddington 2011 is available from the 'Past TEDxTeddington Events' link on the right.

Teddington School
Broom Rd
Teddington, Middlesex
London, LND, TW11 9PJ
United Kingdom
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Gianluca Memoli

Gianluca is a bubble scientist, working at the National Physical Laboratory. He studies the close relationship between bubbles and sound and how to exploit it to reduce energy consumption, produce greener fuels, tastier food, and less invasive ways to deliver drugs. He is strongly passionate about bubbles and thinks that they will eventually improve the quality of our life.

Mike Hanson

Originally from Canada, Mike Hanson has been in broadcasting and music for over 30 years on both sides of the Atlantic. By day, he’s Assistant Editor at the UK biggest only Digital Radio station BBC Radio 6 Music, and by night, lead guitarist in Kingston blues band, Bourbon Street Revival. More importantly, he is the proud father of Teddington student and previous Tedx speaker, Talor Hanson.

Mike Farmery

Mike is Global Fuel Technical and Quality Manager at Shell Aviation, a pilot, physicist, marathon runner and father of four children, three of which are triplets.

Ian Butterworth

Ian is an acoustics scientist at the National Physical Laboratory. He has developed techniques to actually see sound as it passes through the air…

Katie Ramsden

Katie is a film maker and a dancer. She enjoys all types of dance and drama and has been taking dance lessons since she was three. She has been a member of her drama group for over 10 years and works with younger children in improvisation theatre. Amazed by watching Andy Murray falling over in super-slow motion at Wimbledon in 2012, she explores how the body works, and more importantly how things move.

Lily Vie

Lily is an artist. There is a remarkable secret behind her prolific and beautiful portfolio of paintings and drawings.

Jack Lewis

Jack is Richmond Borough's current member of youth parliament. His interests include politics, history and cooking, but he will be talking about his experiences of vegetarianism.

George Jackson

As a dyslexic with a passion for reading, George discovers the true worth of books.

Archie Taplin

Leonardo Da Vinci studied the heart in detail, and it confused him so much that he gave up his anatomical studies. Even today, only heart specialists truly understand the working of the heart as a pumping mechanism. Archie asks, ‘How hard can it be?’

Organizing team


London, United Kingdom
  • Kevin Watling
    Assistant Head