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Theme: Tales from the Unexpected

This event occurred on
April 29, 2018
London, London, City of
United Kingdom

We live in a society full of contradictions. Every day we see the best and worst humanity has to offer. It is time to move away from dominant narratives and outdated thinking, and towards solutions that fit the society we want to live in. It is time to find and share stories and ideas that give us a new way to understand the world.

Join us on 29 April for TEDxLondonSalon: Tales from the Unexpected.

Sometimes the ideas that change the world are those that we least expect; they can come from a surprising person, show up in an unusual place or simply be the intersection of two fields that have never overlapped.

This event will bring together five speakers, each of whom will explore ideas that shatter our preconceptions, provide new perspectives and push the boundaries of our thinking. Our speakers will challenge you, inspire you and, just maybe, change the way you see the world.

Piccadilly Theatre
16 Denman St
London, London, City of, W1D 7DY
United Kingdom
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Adam All

Singer, dancer and Drag King extraordinaire

Dr Darren Schreiber

Neuroscientist, lawyer, politics lecturer and rock climber

Dr Jules Montague

Consultant neurologist, author, journalist and storyteller
Dr Jules Montague is a consultant neurologist in London, a job she combines with medical work in Mozambique and India each year. Her specialty is young onset dementia, in which patients develop memory and behavioural changes from as early as their twenties. In her book, Lost and Found, she explores what remains of the person left behind when the pieces of their mind go missing – from dementia and brain injury to sleep disorders, LSD trips and multiple personality disorder. If a loved one changes as a result of a brain disorder, are they still the same person? And could a brain disorder enhance your identity rather than damage it? Lost and Found: Memory, Identity, and Who We Become When We’re No Longer Ourselves is published by Sceptre.

Faraj Alnasser

Student, refugee and eternal optimist

Kajal Odedra

UK Director at, STEM leader, creative writer and bookworm

Shoshana Goldhill

Family lawyer, mother and change maker

Organizing team


London, United Kingdom
  • Ambica Jobanputra
    Team member
  • Eden Dwek