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Theme: Building Bridges

This event occurred on
April 27, 2019
9:30am - 5:30pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
St Andrews, Fife
United Kingdom

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The Byre Theatre
University of St Andrews, Abbey Street
St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9JA
United Kingdom
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Anna Marie Niederlander

Anna is a second year Art History and Management student at the University of St. Andrews. She is Austrian but was born and raised abroad. She is interested in power of storytelling and has found special interest in her family’s past history which she has only recently started to uncover.

Clementine Desseaux

Model, Entrepreneur
Clementine is a entrepreneur, model and activist whose mission as founder and CEO of the All Womxn Project is to empower, educate and advocate for women and girls. Clementine's own experience in the modelling industry led her to see how crucial it is to celebrate inclusivity and diversity, both in terms of size, skin, colour, ability or age among women. The message of the All Womxn Project is that women are defined, not by their physical attributes, but by their strengths and character.

Jim Cregan

Co-Founder Start-up Business
Jim Cragen is the co-founder of Jimmy’s Iced Coffee. Jim and his team launched a small Dorset startup into an immensely successful and recognizable brand with a unique social media presence and mantra- “keep your chin up”. Jim’s passion for Iced Coffee and flair remain the face of the brand and helped launch Jimmy’s Ice Coffee to bring in over 5 million pounds in 2018.

KT Tunstall

Author, Singer, Songwriter
KT Tunstall is a more than a Grammy nominated singer – she is a fierce rockstar, an everyday philosopher, and a profound storyteller. While it seems like she could conquer anything, she’ll be returning to her native St Andrews to tell us why we don’t need to be good at everything to achieve brilliance

Lucy Beal Lott

Lucy Beall Lott is a young woman seeking to change how society views differently abled individuals. Although she has Epidermolysis Bullosa, a genetic skin condition that is terminal and currently without a cure, Lucy has defied stigmas surrounding disabilities by being a full time student, working in London art auction houses and by modeling. Through her modeling, speaking, and writing Lucy hopes to develop the discussion on visible disabilities and how those with disabilities are portrayed by the media.

Mads Holmen

Co-founder and CEO of Bibblio, a media start-up, Mads works with digital publishers to help improve their user engagement for online media websites. Powered by the desire to shape the internet into a strong decentralised platform, Mads asks 'the internet wants your attention, but what do you want from the internet?’

Shaun Attwood

Author, Speaker, Educator
Having developed a fascination for figures at a young age, he started making money in the stock market at the age of 16. However his life took a drastic turn when he got involved in illegal business, which landed him 6 years in jail. Shaun is now an author, and public speaker, lecturing worldwide on the consequences of drugs and crime

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