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Theme: Positive Progress and Optimism

This event occurred on
April 24, 2019
7:00pm - 10:00pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
Malvern, Worcestershire
United Kingdom

TEDxMalvern builds on Great Malvern's unique heritage as a visitor destination in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a centre for technology development and creative thinking. The evening event will feature a line-up of fantastic live speakers, the screening of some thought provoking TEDTalks, and a chance to discuss and network with fellow participants.

Coach House Theatre
Grange Road
Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HA
United Kingdom
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Cathy Garner

The relationship artist
Cathy is a relationship coach and portrait artist, with recent exhibitions in Bristol, Southampton, and Bournemouth and clients as far afield as Tokyo to Santa Fe. Drawing on decades of brilliant research from the emerging Science of Love, and her own MSc, exploring barriers to effective communication, Cathy has helped people on the brink of divorce to rekindle their passion and commitment, and individuals who haven't dated in years to find love again. She has 27 years' experience in leadership, organisational and personal development, has spoken at some of the UK's top universities, including Oxford, UCL, and Bristol, and has delivered workshops throughout UK and in Europe, India, and South Africa. Born in Ghana, Cathy grew up in Worcestershire, travelled for several years, walking in Gandhi’s footsteps and working for charities in India, before returning to Kempsey, formerly the UK’s most frequently flooded village, to lead a successful campaign for flood defences.

Cliff Jones

Professor at School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Leeds
Cliff is a physicist with interests in soft matter, liquid crystals, displays, optoelectronics and photonics. He is acknowledged as an inspirational technical leader, inventor and entrepreneur. He was the founding Chief Technology Officer of ZBD Solutions Ltd (now DisplayData), Malvern's high technology liquid crystal displays company. Cliff is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Chartered Physicist and Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and a Senior Member of the Society for Information Display.

Damian Mark Smyth

International consultant, speaker and best-selling author
Working with entrepreneurs, business owners and veterinary professionals delivering mindset workshops globally to increase performance and improve mental health and wellbeing. BBC and Thrive Global contributor, best-selling author of Do Nothing! & The Entrepreneur Success Formula. Host of 42 podcasts on mindset and entrepreneurship (Rethink Everything). Enthusiastic ballroom dancer and part-time comedian.

Organizing team


Malvern, United Kingdom


Malvern, United Kingdom