Aberystwyth
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Theme: Tales of the unexpected

This event occurred on
November 22, 2020
10:00am - 4:00pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
United Kingdom

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized and non-profit events. It brings a TED-like experience of multidisciplinary talks from inspiring speakers. This year’s TEDxAberystwyth theme is "Tales of the unexpected". The event features thought-provoking talks with novel and stimulating ideas from the arts, science, media, sport, environment, society and beyond. Find out more about our speakers at @tedxaberystwyth and tedxaberystwyth.com/

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Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, sy23 3DE
United Kingdom
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Speakers

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Alice Wilson

Researcher in Urban Sociology and Alternative Economies
Alice Wilson is a PhD candidate at the University of York and studies an examination of tiny housing as a unique and emerging sector within self-build projects. After a short break from education she won an ESRC 1+3 scholarship to complete a PhD on the potential that Tiny Houses have to address inter-generational justice issues, whilst moving us closer to achieving our environmental justice goals as a country and as a planet. TEDxAberystwyth is an independently organized non-profit TED-like event, find out more: https://tedxaberystwyth.com/.

Daria Kuss

Associate Professor in Psychology
Dr Daria Kuss is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and Associate Professor in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. She has an international reputation as Internet addiction expert, and is an award-winning author, with her books Internet addiction – Evidence-based practice in psychotherapy (Hogrefe) and The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpsychology (OUP) having been published in 2019. Her research has been covered in international news outlets, including the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the BBC. TEDxAberystwyth is an independently organized non-profit TED-like event, find out more: https://tedxaberystwyth.com/.

Debbie Nash

Senior Lecturer in Animal and Equine Science
Dr Debbie Nash is a Senior Lecturer in Equine and Animal Science at Aberystwyth University. Her research developed models to enhance the study of the causes of infertility in mares, and she is also studying reproductive physiology, specifically uterine inflammatory disease of horses and cattle, and native pony population genetics. She is an active member of the British Society for Animal Science Programme Committee, and the founder, organiser and chair of the Colloquium for Equine Reproduction. TEDxAberystwyth is an independently organized non-profit TED-like event, find out more: https://tedxaberystwyth.com/.

Jim Moore

HR Specialist
Jim Moore has decades of management and leadership experience. He has headed up a software engineering team covering EMEA & APAC for a major IT multinational and also founded an HR consultancy firm that specialises in difficult and sensitive people problems. Jim is also a mentor and trusted HR advisor to Directors and CEO’s in small and young companies and serves as the head of HR for one of them. This all relates to Jim’s fascination for psychology – especially relating to conflict, cognitive biases and motivation. TEDxAberystwyth is an independently organized non-profit TED-like event, find out more: https://tedxaberystwyth.com/.

Robbie Phillips

Climber and coach
Robbie Phillips is an Edinburgh based climber and coach. He began his career as a member of the GB competition team, but is better known for his cutting edge ascents on alpine rock, which include becoming the first Briton to climb the infamous ‘Alpine Trilogy’ – Silbergeier 8b+, Des Kaisers neue Kleider 8b+ and End of Silence 8b+. TEDxAberystwyth is an independently organized non-profit TED-like event, find out more: https://tedxaberystwyth.com/.

Robin Smith

Researcher in Nuclear Physics
Dr Robin Smith is a Lecturer in Physics at Sheffield Hallam University and holds an honorary Assistant Research Professor post at the University of Connecticut. Robin specialises in experimental measurements of nuclear reactions. Robin's experimental research in nuclear astrophysics is funded by the US Department of Energy and focuses on helium burning. His work on nuclear reactors is funded by the UK National Nuclear Laboratory’s Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle Research Programme and focusses on novel experimental approaches to nuclear data measurements. TEDxAberystwyth is an independently organized non-profit TED-like event, find out more: https://tedxaberystwyth.com/.

Siân Nicholas

Reader in Modern British History
Dr Siân Nicholas is a Reader in Modern British History at Aberystwyth University, where she specialises in modern British history, in particular the social history of the First and Second World Wars, and the history of the mass media, especially the press and broadcasting. She studied History at the University of Cambridge and Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, before completing her DPhil thesis at the University of Oxford. TEDxAberystwyth is an independently organized non-profit TED-like event, find out more: https://tedxaberystwyth.com/.

Simon Thorne

Senior Lecturer in Computing and Information Systems
Dr Simon Thorne is a Senior Lecturer in Computing and Information Systems at Cardiff Metropolitan University and programme chair of the European Spreadsheets Risks Interest Group (EuSpRIG). Simon researches and publishes work on the phenomena of spreadsheet errors, human factors and machine learning. Simon also oversees the publication of research for EuSpRIG who have now published over 150 papers on spreadsheet error and risk. TEDxAberystwyth is an independently organized non-profit TED-like event, find out more: https://tedxaberystwyth.com/.

Thomas Smyth

Aeolian and coastal geomorphologist
Dr Thomas Smyth is an aeolian (windblown) and coastal geomorphologist, who is a Senior Lecturer the University of Huddersfield. He is predominantly investigating sand dune dynamics and shipwreck site formation processes! In his research he focuses on measuring and modelling near surface fluid dynamics in aeolian, marine and Martian environments. TEDxAberystwyth is an independently organized non-profit TED-like event, find out more: https://tedxaberystwyth.com/.

Organizing team

clive
king

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Organizer

Sonia
Urbaniak

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Co-organizer