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Theme: Unconventional Wisdom

This event occurred on
June 9, 2012
10:00am - 6:00pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
United Kingdom

When we are young doing a headstand is easy. Even if we have never done it before.

Especially because we have never done it before.

Our limbs are more flexible and our courage intact. We are devoid of judgement and packed with curiosity, embracing every chance to try something new with only the slightest pause for thought. Everything is New. Everything is Wonderful. Everything is Great. Nothing is set in stone and we are not set in our ways.

As we grow older, our muscles and minds become less agile, alongside our lion heart courage to dare to ask “Why?” We begin to accept social constructions as universal truths. And embrace the conventional.

In a time were social institutions are faltering and dogmas are being reinvented, we invite you to join us in questioning everything. In daring to turn the industry, the world and yourself on your head. Together we’re sure we can learn how to do headstands again, and see things differently.

Join us in turning the conventional upside down.

TEDxOxbridge is an independent collaboration between Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Celebrating and continuing nearly 800 years of interdisciplinary excellence, we hope this new tradition will foster rich connections and conversations through inspiring talks, great food, entertaining videos and passionate performances.

Cambridge Judge Business School
Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CB2 1AG
United Kingdom
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

John Bird

Geeta Dharmarajan

Lord Dennis Stevenson

Shai Reshef

Rahul Panicker

Lucy Kimbell

Armand D'Angour

Oxford Gargoyles

Andrew Hanson

Tanya Goldhaber

Hristo Laskov

Amisha Ghadiali

Organizing team


San Francisco, CA, United States