x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Invention and Discovery

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
March 14th, 2013

About this event

TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” The TEDxSevenoaksSchool live event will consist of five live speakers at the cutting edge of their field, alongside a screening of several TEDTalks videos and 3 demonstrations sparking deep conversation and connections.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Julia Ryan
    Julia Ryan is currently a Product Assurance Engineer at EADS Astrium, working on their Solar Orbiter Satellite project, and has previously worked on missions to both Mars and Mercury. She received a master’s degree in Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Southampton.
  • Greg Smye-Rumsby
    Greg Smye­-Rumsby is a graphic designer and space artist. He is a presenter at The Royal Observatory Planetarium and assists with their community out­ reach. Additionally, he designs corporate logos, high-­end graphics, as well as star maps and astronomical artwork for ‘Astronomy Now’, a popular astronomy magazine.
  • Nik Szymanek
    Nik Szymanek is an Essex-­based amateur astronomer and avid astrological photographer, working with both CCD images and widefield night sky photographs. He regularly supplies images to many astrological publications and television programs, such as ‘The Sky at Night,’ and BBC’s ‘Final Frontier.’ In 2004, he received the Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s Amateur Achievement Award, for his expertise in image processing and vast public outreach work in his field.
  • Tim François
    Tim François works as a mechanical engineer at OC Robotics, a company which designs, manufactures and operates highly manoeuvrable snake-arm robots. He is currently working to develop snake-­like surgical robots, which could potentially be developed to perform scar-­free surgical procedures.
  • Neil Key
    Neil Key is currently a Consultant Engineer at Aero Technic. He is developing the ‘Robot Science Club’ in conjunction with BP link schools, which aims to extend school curriculums to include robotics and mechanical engineering. He also works with RPAS Aerospace in developing aerial surveillance and covert security systems.

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Venue and Details

Sevenoaks School
High Street
Sevenoaks, TN13 1HU
United Kingdom
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Event Type (what is this?) Youth

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