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Theme: Beyond Antinomies!

This event occurred on
October 16, 2020
London, London, City of
United Kingdom

Lambeth is a global borough at a crucial intersection of London. It is one of absolute extremities and opposites accommodating varied peoples with unlimited creativities and remarkable industry.

As global citizens, we live in an increasingly interconnected planet. We share our neighbours' achievements and failures, feel their happiness and suffering, and sometimes even combine forces to build a better future. At other times, we gladly move back to regain focus for fresh adventures. Antinomies, or opposites, are at heart of all things we do and think.

With this second TEDxLambeth, we will give platform to unusual suspects, expose veiled expertise, and share what is common to us all: humanity. A confluence of infectious and persistent ideas are what we support. We want to live in a society that observes, constructs and expresses through Antinomies. Join us in this journey.

We are TEDxLambeth: Beyond Antinomies! See you in October ...

RSA House, Great Room
8 John Adam St
London, London, City of, WC2N 6EZ
United Kingdom
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Bakhtygul Makhanbetova

Central Asian Literary Agent, Translator, Entrepreneur, and Language Teacher
Bakhtygul Makhanbetova is an international literary agent from Kazakhstan as well as being a translator, entrepreneur, inspirational teacher and author of educational exercises for language learners. Indeed, as a contributor to several multicultural journals, she was the first attendee of the International Booker Prize 2019 from Kazakhstan, not to mention the recipient of the grant "Culture in Motion" from the Goethe Institute.

Elizabeth Hobson

Mother, Antifeminist Gender Equality Activist, Libertarian, Leader of Justice for Men & Boys
Elizabeth is a mother to two boys, and currently studying for a BA in History at the Open University. She is an anti-feminist Gender Equality Activist and libertarian, and has worked with Trigger Warning, The Liberty Belles and Ladies for Philip Davies, as well as being a key member of the organising team for the March for Men / Messages for Men marches and conferences in London in 2017, 2018 and 2019. She is the leader of the political party Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). Her areas of particular interest include the family and fathers’ rights, MGM, feminism and freedom. Elizabeth wants to end the Sex War – artificially constructed by feminists – and pursue a more just society based on liberal values such as liberty, equality and meritocracy.

Gerrie Skeens

Actress and Founding Member of JAG Art
Gerrie Skeens is an actress, model, writer, director and photographer. Known for her roles in 'Ravenswood' and 'Red River', Gerrie has appeared in countless productions and won awards in various ceremonies including the 14/48 London Festival, Living Skies Student Film Festival and Pasadena Eclipse International Film Festival. In 2018, she played the part of Nina in 'Ward 6', Queen Elizabeth in 'Richard III' and Medea in a solo show. In collaboration with JAG Art, she appeared in PoArtry of the Revolution, a joint Russian/English language production which she co-wrote, translated and directed.

John Watson Allison FRGS FRSA

Army Specialist in Bomb Disposal, Counter-Terrorist Search and Weapons Intelligence, Founder of Motion to Mind, StreetGym and Under a Tarp Challenge
John Watson Allison is the founder of holistic wellbeing and coaching service, Motion to Mind™. He is also the founder of the urban adventure, StreetGym®. Last year John went on to launch the Under a Tarp Challenge in support of the homeless, worldwide and featured on BBC TV. Prior to moving into the wellbeing arena in 2013, John served with the British Army for 24 years, specialising in bomb disposal, counter-terrorist search and latterly weapons intelligence. His life experiences as a soldier and civilian informs much of the work he does today.

Julia Munrow

Actress and Founding Member of JAG Art
Julia Munrow was the Artistic Director of MOMI Actors and directed the 'Playback Company' featured on LWT's Nightlife. The writer of 'Silent Women? Black in the Frame' and 'News from No-man's Land' for the National Film Theatre, her novel, 'Please Don't Keep In Touch' was shortlisted for the Woman's Fiction award. Julia’s film and TV credits include the BBC’s 'Elisabeth II in Love Again' and 'Mercy in Mankind'.

Kapil Gupta FRSA

Master Coach, co-author of ‘Being Fine: the other F word’, and founder of
Kapil Gupta is a Master Coach, co-author of ‘Being Fine: the other F word’, and founder of – company dedicated to help people move from a Performance to a Presence driven life. Kapil helps entrepreneurs and business executives realign to their own blueprint and find joy, purpose, intimacy, satisfying relationships and fulfilment. Kapil went through major personal transformation after a 15+ year successful corporate career, an MBA from University of Edinburgh, and a failed marriage.


Drag Queen and Cabaret Star
Poppycock is an award-winning drag queen and cabaret star. Usually found performing at the UK's top cabaret venues, theatres and bars. With a background in Musical Theatre, she is well-known for her incredible vocals dance routines and of course her exuberant personality.

Pr Dr David William Parry

Pastor, Poet, Essayist, Theologist and Dramaturge
Pr Dr David William Parry (pronouns: he/him/his) is an acclaimed poet, essayist, "sacred theatre" practitioner, esteemed celebrant and queer pastor of a Quagan Sanctuary of Love founded in South London, UK, known locally as St. Valentine's Hall. David is a spiritual leader with a difference through his love and advocacy of white magic, left-leaning libertarianism and revolutionary entrepreneurship. He brings an authentic and accessible approach to spirituality and living a high vibrational life, particularly in creating Scilly Botanica and Bookstore. David is an international speaker and author of 3 books including the much loved Caliban's Redemption, The Grammar of Witchcraft, and Mount Athos Inside Me.

Professor Sir David Omand GCB

Former Director of GCHQ, Permanent Secretary of the Home Office, UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator in the Cabinet Office, Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Policy, Visiting Professor in War Studies, King's College London, Author
Sir David Omand is Visiting Professor in War Studies, King’s College London. Previously his posts in British government service included UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator in the Cabinet Office, Permanent Secretary of the Home Office, Director of GCHQ, and Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Policy in MOD. He served for 7 years on the Joint Intelligence Committee (the JIC). He is the author of How Spies Think: 10 Lessons from Intelligence (Penguin Viking, 2020).

Stewart Pearce

Master of Voice & Presence Coach
Stewart Pearce is a legendary Master of Voice & Presence Coach who has worked with Royalty, Actors, CEO’s, change-makers and celebrities for forty years. He was the Head of Voice at the Webber Douglas Academy London from 1980-1997, helped pioneer Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre as Master of Voice between 1997-2010, and has coached luminaries such as Eddie Redmayne, Matthew Goode, Hugh Bonneville, Mark Rylance, Emilia Clarke, Margaret Thatcher, Mo Mowlem, Benazir Bhutto, Anita Roddick, Diana Princess of Wales, Marianne Williamson, and the LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC Bid to name just a few. Stewart has published “The Alchemy of Voice", “The Hearts Note”, "The Angels of Atlantis", alongside several award-winning recordings. Stewart’s current publication is DIANA THE VOICE OF CHANGE – which expresses entirely new revelations about Diana’s life principles, about how she ignited personal radiance.

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