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Theme: Caring for Tomorrow Today

This event occurred on
February 22, 2014
10:00am - 5:00pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
Loughborough, LEC
United Kingdom

Following last year’s successful conference, TEDx returns to Loughborough on the 22nd of February. After ‘Painting Humanity,’ this year the conference will address the socio-economic challenges that humanity is facing in an ever-changing landscape. Joining prominent Hindu speaker Jay Lakhani at the conference, Caring for Tomorrow Today will be writer Dori Kirchmair, Bharti Patel, CEO of anti-trafficking charity ECPAT-UK and Loughborough University’s own Dr Gilbert Shama. Speaking passionately on issues ranging from business to entertainment, from bacteria to metropolitans, the conference will surely take attendees on a journey of self-awareness and spark conversation on the personal responsibilities each has to the world. To be co-hosted by Loughborough graduate and entrepreneur Claud Williams it is surely not to be missed. Fees for students will be £15, and £20 for non-students.

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Room 1, Loughborough Students' Union
Union Building
Loughborough, LEC, LE11 3TT
United Kingdom
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Barton Mathews

I’m a 23 year old International Business student, here at Loughborough University. I love to travel and spend time meeting new people from different cultures. When not hosting radio shows, I write, ski, surf and learn Japanese.

Benjamin Hero

Benjamin Hero is a professional speaker that is passionate about knowledge in all aspects of personal growth such as nutrition, motivation and human behaviour. His style of speaking is "Motivation Through Knowledge" by giving people the knowledge to progress further in their life. Knowledge is water and passion is oxygen for Benjamin, he views them both as fundamental necessities in life. With his vast insight into personal growth, Benjamin always leaves the audience knowing more. He is on twitter @TheBenHero

Dori Kirchmair

Dori Kirchmair is trained in art & design, the environmental field, various complementary therapies and management coaching. She has worked for many years in project co-ordination, management & development in various fields in the private, public and voluntary sectors. A couple of years ago Dori followed a long held passion for writing and public speaking and has since shared her work across the UK.

Gilbert Shama

Gilbert Shama is a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University. He was educated at the universities of Manchester, Birmingham and London. His research interests lie at the interface of engineering and biology. These include investigations of physical methods for inactivating harmful microbes associated with foods and healthcare environments. In recent years he has been researching the history of the development of penicillin.

Jay Lakhani

Jay Lakhani qualified as a theoretical physicist specialising in Quantum Mechanics. He spends his retirement exploring the links between cutting edge discoveries of modern physics with esoteric teachings of Hinduism. He is the first Hindu tutor appointed at Eton College.

Jo Costello

Ending Victimisation & Blame is a dynamic organisation dedicated to challenging and breaking down victim-blaming language across public, professional and media spheres. Our Training Manager, Jo Costello, has over 10 years’ experience of supporting families, children and young people affected by domestic and sexual violence. Working closely with external campaigns and organisations, Jo is a respected advocacy specialist with a proven track record in designing interventions that improve service user outcomes.

Joy Carey

Joy Carey works as an independent Sustainable Food Systems consultant. She is author of ‘Who Feeds Bristol? Towards a resilient food plan’ (2011): a baseline report that has informed the development of the Bristol Good Food Plan. She has also co-produced a 35 min documentary film, ‘Local Food Roots’ (2013), about the emergence, achievements and challenges of the UK local food movement since 1990.

Peter Codling

A design professional, Peter Codling has worked on projects for Samsung, Ford and Hitachi and exhibited in Seoul, New Delhi and London. After acting as part of the team who designed the solution for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, he pursued a MA in Innovation Design Engineering at the RCA, winning the Panasonic silver medal for design and featuring in the national press for his major work ‘Le Penseur’. Peter Codling aims to disrupt traditional attitudes by reimagining products from first principles and is currently working in the New Product Innovation department at Dyson.

Robin De Jongh

Robin de Jongh is an observer of what is, so that he might sneak a peak at what might be. Like the Ent in Tolkien's story he believes that the world will be what it is, rather than what we assert it to be, and that by careful observation and dispassionate appraisal we can make sense of the present in order to learn the truth about our future.

Organizing team


Loughborough, United Kingdom
  • Ali Obaid
    Events Manager
  • Kamaal Khan
    Media Rep
  • Nicole Sibanda
    Brand Manager
  • Wissem Nemouchi
    Speakers Curator
  • Sahar Saad
    Speakers Curator
  • Oyin Talabi
    Talent Manager
  • Vaishali Caliyaperoumal
    Finance Manager
  • Pooja Makwana
    Marketing Manager