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Theme: The Power of Ideas

This event occurred on
November 14, 2018
Cardiff, Cardiff
United Kingdom

TEDxCardiffUniversity focuses on ‘The Power of Ideas’, exploring how ideas can change attitudes, lives, and ultimately the world. Bringing together a range of speakers talking about the impact of design on our well-being, to how collective action can help tackle period poverty,

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Cardiff University Students' Union
Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3QN
United Kingdom
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Ben Channon

Assael Associate and Mental Wellbeing Ambassador
Ben is an Associate and Mental Wellbeing Ambassador at Assael Architecture, chair of the Architects’ Mental Wellbeing Forum, and author of ‘Happy by Design: A Guide to Architecture and Mental Wellbeing’. He studied architecture at Cardiff University from 2007-2012.

Emma Yhnell

Health and Care Research Wales Fellow
A Health and Care Research Wales Fellow working in the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI). My fellowship is focused on exploring computerised cognitive training (brain training) for people with Huntington's disease.

Fiona Munnelly

Occupational Therapist
Fiona is the creator of Periods in Poverty, a student-led initiative running donation points for sanitary products for local people in hardship. Fiona is a recent graduate of our BSc Occupational Therapy and is always learning about inter-sectional feminism.

Guto Harri

Writer, broadcaster and strategic comms consultant
After completing a MA in Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff, Guto Harri spent 18 years at the BBC, before leaving his post as Chief Political Correspondent to become Director of External Affairs for Boris Johnson, then Mayor of London. He went on to work as Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs for NewsUK and Managing Director of External Communications at Liberty Global, one of the world’s largest media companies.

Josh Davies

Nanoscientist and a scientific communicator
Josh Davies is a Nanoscientist and a scientific communicator, who enjoys taking the complex ideas of science and making them understandable to anyone. Josh Is studying his PhD at Cardiff University in partnership with cotton-mutton diagnostic. His work looks at the growth of nanoparticles and the effect their shape has upon their optical properties with a focus on magneto-optical diagnosis. Since starting his PhD Josh has won numerous prizes for his talks including winning the Cardiff Three Minute Thesis competition and reaching the final of the enriching student life awards as best postgraduate tutor.

Rifhat Qureshi

Personal Development and Growth Specialist
A specialist in helping students to grow and develop their interpersonal skills. With a background in teaching and training who has a passion for self development and growth.

Samuel Stainton

Social Entrepreneur
After recently graduating from the MESci in Earth and Environmental Science, Sam has dived into the start-up scene of South Wales. He is working on several projects to help change the world. Sam is passionate about people, change and great ideas.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom


Cardiff, United Kingdom