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Theme: A Tale of Two Cultures

London, United Kingdom
September 23rd, 2013

About this event

On September 23rd 2013, TEDxAlbertopolis will become the first TEDx event ever held at the Royal Albert Hall and will be an afternoon of inspiring, thought-provoking and entertaining talks exploring how art and science fit together in the modern world.

This independently organized event, licensed by TED, will consist of a half-day of inspiring and entertaining talks exploring how science, medicine and technology coexist with the arts in modern society. Inspired by the TEDx message of inclusivity and access to all, TEDxAlbertopolis is aimed at students and professionals, academics and non-academics, families and young people alike: if you have a curious mind, TEDxAlbertopolis will be for you.

Drawing on the rich history of Albertopolis, the event will take inspiration from the area's founding principle that the Arts and Sciences should work side by side for the public good. It is deeply fitting that such an event will take place at the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences, the world's most famous stage. Not just providing a venue for some of the world’s most popular artists, it is a charity dedicated to increasing access to the arts and sciences, supporting the cultural life of the country and to inspire future generations.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Professor Dame Sally Davies
    Chief Medical Officer for England
  • David Braben FREng
    Computer game designer and co-founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation
  • John Halpern
    Cryptic crossword setter for The Guardian, The Times, The Financial Times, The Independent and The Daily Telegraph
  • Nicholas McCarthy
    The only one-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music
  • Max Barclay
    Collections Manager at the Natural History Museum
  • Roland Lamb
    Designer, entrepreneur and inventor of the Seaboard
  • Hannah Redler
    Head of Media Space and Arts Programme at the Science Museum
  • Julia Lohmann
    Design Resident in the Department of Seaweed at the Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Daniel Glaser
    Director of Science Gallery London, Scientist in Residence at the ICA, and formerly Head of Engaging Science at Wellcome Trust
  • Deirdre Murphy
    Curator of the collections at the Historic Royal Palaces
  • Ryan Francois
    Award-winning choreographer and one of the foremost authorities on authentic jazz dance styles associated with the 1920s, 30s and 40s.
  • Jessica Thom
    Co-founder of Touretteshero, artist and author of Welcome to Biscuit Land
  • Kieran Long
    Senior curator of contemporary architecture, design and digital at the Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Andrew Shoben
    Artist and founder of greyworld

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Venue and Details

Royal Albert Hall
London, SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
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Gilead Amit
London, United Kingdom

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Kadhim Shubber
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