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This event occurred on
February 21, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of
United Kingdom

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The Edinburgh Central Hall
2 West Tollcross
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of, EH3 9BP
United Kingdom
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Atishay Mathur

Poastgrad Student
Atishay Mathur is pursuing his MSc in International Development at the University of Edinburgh. He also interns at the UN House in Scotland as a part of the Strategy and Impact Assessment team. Having started his career in advertising working with names like Ogilvy & Mather and McCann Erickson, he went on to work extensively in the development sector in India. His experience of collaborating with governments, donor organisations and implementation partners has led him to talk about how the biggest global challenges can be solved by the simplest solutions.

Nick Child

Child psychiatrist
A self-confessed maverick, Nick Child trained in medicine at the University of Edinburgh before specialising in child psychiatry and family therapy. Not one to follow the crowd, he broke out from the institution in his work on Parental Alienation Syndrome, an idea that at the time, the institute didn’t even believe in. Building on this experience, Nick strives to encourage the maverick in all of us, and to never let the institution define us.

Oli Broadhead

Photographer, adventurer, writer; barely a year out of university and Oli Broadhead is already making his mark in the adventure world. We like to think of him as the next Alastair Humphreys, and having published articles in international magazines, spoken for the Royal Geographic Society, and accumulated nearly 10K followers on Instagram, our prediction is well on the way to becoming true.

Peter Higgins

Advisory on environment and sustainability education

Richard White

CEOs don’t have to be un-relatable; dog lover Richard White keeps two of them at his office! More seriously, this entrepreneur, businessman and CEO of property transaction agency Goodlord, knows what it’s like to be at the bottom of the class. He’s here to show us that this shouldn’t stop you from reaching your full potential.

Silvia Razakova

Graphic Designer
As a graphic designer, Silvia Razakova understands the power of imagery in conveying a message. The flipside of this: she also sees how easily that message can be lost. Through her talk she will challenge us to question the images we see, and in doing so, change the narrative we are told.

Tammy Tibbetts

Founder of She's The First
Tammy Tibbetts’ Wikipedia page describes her as “an American woman”. We think she is quite a lot more than that, being the founder and president of She’s the First, a charity that focuses on getting the first generation of girls in developing countries to finish secondary education. And we’re not the only ones; Marie Claire, Glamour, TIME and Forbes have all recognised her philanthropic spirit.

Toluwa Oyeleye

Postgrad Student
Social activist and Youth mentor, Toluwa is currently pursuing her Masters in International Development at Edinburgh University. After working as a Teacher and Mentor with youths at home and abroad, she has decided to further her understanding in how the young demographic can realise and relish in the power within themselves to change their own situation.

Zac Baynham-Herd

Conservation researcher
Zac Baynham-Herd is a PhD student here at The University of Edinburgh researching how wildlife conservation conflicts with other people’s livelihoods in Northern Tanzania, and how digital technology might offer opportunities for conservation. He speaks a bit of Swahili and occasionally does stand up…sometimes whilst telling jokes.

Organizing team


Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Edinburgh, United Kingdom