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Theme: Creating Change

This event occurred on
January 17, 2015
11:00am - 5:00am GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
London, London, City of
United Kingdom

TEDxClapham is creating a legacy of change through action. Learning from stories of change, we can collectively impact the community and beyond.

Clapham Omnibus
Clapham Common Northside
London, London, City of
United Kingdom
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Aimee Bateman

After a successful career in recruitment, Aimee founded YouTube channel, CareercakeTV and has gone on to become an employment expert, consultant and columnist. Aimee has written for a number of publications including The Guardian and has been featured as a career mentor on the BBC. This has lead to her winning a number of awards including the IoD's Talent and Innovation Winner 2013. Twitter: @Aimee_Bateman

Brian Rose

Brian Rose is the Founder & Host of London Real, the weekly video talk show that introduces you to the most fascinating people in the world. Originally from California he moved to England thirteen years ago to be an investment banker in the City of London and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Brigadier Simon Deakin OBE

Simon is Director Force Development at the Army Headquarters and has served in the Army for over 33 years. Currently responsible for constructing the future capability development plan, Simon has to speculate on technology, geo-political and societal trends up to 30 years ahead of it's time to ensure the Army stays ahead. He has held a variety of operational, Ministry of Defence and international posts.

Dave Chawner

Dave is an award winning comedian and campaigner who received critical acclaim last year with his UK tour 'Over It - Death, Anorexia & Other Funny Things'. Using comedy to get people talking about more taboo topics Dave takes a satirical look into his anorexic past to raise awareness of eating disorders. Appearances on BBC, ITV and Channel 4 he is a comic that makes you think as well as laugh

David Souden

Dr David Souden has been many things, but they all have the relevance of the past for today at their heart. He now runs Past Present, a consultancy in heritage, impact media and learning. Until recently, he was at Historic Royal Palaces as Head of Access & Learning, and before that he was an independent author, an independent television and radio producer, and always a historian.

Greg Barden

Ex Marine serving in the Special Boat Service & Professional rugby player Greg Barden challenges the status quo established by big corporations. He spearheads a movement to increase the time we spend back in our communities through local businesses, where variety, creativity and experiences help us to grow greater trust and relationships in our society.

Isabel Chapman

Isabel started her career by carrying out theatre projects with young offenders at Leeds University. Since then, she has accumulated experience in working with young people at risk of social exclusion, within schools and communities, facing multiple disadvantages. Isabel specialises in working with young women at risk of harm in their intimate relationships and exploitation from gangs. Isabel is a respected figure in terms of inequality, particularly around gender: she has addressed conferences and spoken multiple times at the Houses of Parliament. Isabel was recently named in the top ten of 24 Housing‘s Young Leaders competition. Isabel has won numerous awards for youth-led projects she coordinates in London and won a young journalist award for her work on gang-related violence and exploitation of girls in the UK.


JJ Hodari

Hailing from Manchester, the city's gritty charm has had an affect on this fresh talent. JJ Hodari is no one-man band and instead, prefers to collaborate with musicians to create his electric folk-soul. His eclectic range of influences is clear. Raw vocals are matched by poetic lyrics and the music has a cinematic quality to it. There's a clear dislike of gimmicks, the music does the talking.

Lisa and Tida Finch

Twin sisters Tida & Lisa Finch create trailblazing fashion that combats world issues. By placing purpose at the heart of their jewellery brand - Finchittida Finch, the duo show how all businesses can have a positive impact in the world. The Laos-British sisters’ audacious designs have been worn by style icons FKA Twigs & Beyonce. Through fashion they’re on a mission to empower women and endangered cultures to create a greater future for all, starting with their homeland of Laos.

Sophia Thakur

Sophia Thakur has been gracing the stage with some of the worlds most talented poets since she was just 14. Being thrown into the ring at such a young age, she was forced to develop this suave and enticing stage character which often leaves crowds of thousands moved to the highest emotion possible. Sophia is fast becoming the female face of Spoken Word in the UK, still at such a young age. Be prepared to be speechless.

Sue Black

Award-winning computer scientist, radical thinker and passionate social entrepreneur, Sue excels at bringing people together to solve complex issues. She holds several different positions within the tech and higher education community and has founded BCSWomen and #techmums. Recognised as one of the Guardian's 'Top 10 Women in Tech' and Sue is responsible for a number of campaigns, including the one that saved Bletchley Park. Twitter: @Dr_Black

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London, United Kingdom


London, United Kingdom
  • Mica Jones