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Theme: Pennine Punk

This event occurred on
October 10, 2012
6:30pm - 10:00pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
Huddersfield, KIR
United Kingdom

The vibrant town of Huddersfield has a proud history of ideas and innovation, be that from our industrial heritage or our newer technology, media and arts community. We thought is was about time the ideas behind TED came to town.

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Stuart Nolan

Stuart Nolan is a leading expert in physical and psychological deception and is credited with bringing the study of deception out of the lab and into the everyday world. He combines his skills in traditional disciplines of deception with original research into how we are deceived by visual media, language, and physical gesture.

Mary Clear

Mary is a dreamer and schemer; she sleeps like a baby as every day is filled with adventure. As a grandmother of ten she worries what state we will leave the planet in for the next generation. Mary likes the saying "Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted". She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts & Manufacturing and was awarded the MBE in 2011 for services to the community of Todmorden. Recently Mary feels more energetic since she has had confirmation that the countries prisons are full.

Jim Al-Khalili

Jim Al-Khalili OBE is a British scientist, author and broadcaster. He is a professor of Physics at the University of Surrey where he also holds a chair in the Public Engagement in Science. He is a vice president and trustee of the British Science Association and holds an EPSRC Senior Media Fellowship.

Emma Wimpenny

Emma is one half of the enthusiastic Year 1 team at Meltham CE Primary School. Emma is a young teacher who is confident with technology and has grown up using it throughout her educational and social life.

Gill Turner

Emma is one half of the enthusiastic Year 1 team at Meltham CE Primary School. Gill has taught for 15 years and has seen the changes technology has brought – from floppy disks to iPads. As a mum, she has concerns about children’s access to the wealth of inappropriate information on the web. Both Gill and Emma are dedicated professionals who love the challenges that teaching brings.

Robert Cywinski

Professor Robert Cywinski is Dean of Applied Sciences at The University of Huddersfield. His principal field of research is the application of neutron scattering, muon spin relaxation, and x-ray synchrotron techniques to the study of magnetic and superconducting properties of alloys and compounds, although he also uses similar techniques in the study of materials of biological, chemical, engineering, palaeontological and archaeological importance. In addition to a illustrious career as scientist and academic, Bob actively promotes the public understanding of science and has made a number of science movies, three of which have featured Lord Robert Winston and Professor Sir Patrick Stewart OBE., and one in which he stars as the “Quantum Cowboy”.

Tony Ryan

Professor Tony Ryan (OBE) is Pro-Vice-Chancellor - Pure Science for The University of Sheffield he got his three degrees from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Before being appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor he was the ICI Professor of Physical Chemistry and Divisional Director of Research for Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Sheffield, during which time he established the world leading Polymer Centre. The co-author of over 200 papers, and author of a book on Polymer Processing, his research covers the synthesis, structure, processing and properties of polymers. A regular contributor to radio and print media, Tony was the first professor to be made an EPSRC Senior Media Fellow. He delivered the Royal Institution Christmas Lecture in 2002 and in 2006 received an OBE for 'Services to Science'.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom


Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom