x = independently organized TED event

Theme: A Tale of Two Cultures

This event occurred on
September 23, 2013
3:00pm - 8:00pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
United Kingdom

On September 23rd 2013, TEDxAlbertopolis will become the first TEDx event ever held at the Royal Albert Hall and will be an afternoon of inspiring, thought-provoking and entertaining talks exploring how art and science fit together in the modern world.

This independently organized event, licensed by TED, will consist of a half-day of inspiring and entertaining talks exploring how science, medicine and technology coexist with the arts in modern society. Inspired by the TEDx message of inclusivity and access to all, TEDxAlbertopolis is aimed at students and professionals, academics and non-academics, families and young people alike: if you have a curious mind, TEDxAlbertopolis will be for you.

Drawing on the rich history of Albertopolis, the event will take inspiration from the area's founding principle that the Arts and Sciences should work side by side for the public good. It is deeply fitting that such an event will take place at the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences, the world's most famous stage. Not just providing a venue for some of the world’s most popular artists, it is a charity dedicated to increasing access to the arts and sciences, supporting the cultural life of the country and to inspire future generations.

Royal Albert Hall
London, SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Professor Dame Sally Davies

Chief Medical Officer for England

David Braben FREng

Computer game designer and co-founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation

John Halpern

Cryptic crossword setter for The Guardian, The Times, The Financial Times, The Independent and The Daily Telegraph

Nicholas McCarthy

The only one-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music

Max Barclay

Collections Manager at the Natural History Museum

Roland Lamb

Designer, entrepreneur and inventor of the Seaboard

Hannah Redler

Head of Media Space and Arts Programme at the Science Museum

Julia Lohmann

Design Resident in the Department of Seaweed at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Daniel Glaser

Director of Science Gallery London, Scientist in Residence at the ICA, and formerly Head of Engaging Science at Wellcome Trust

Deirdre Murphy

Curator of the collections at the Historic Royal Palaces

Ryan Francois

Award-winning choreographer and one of the foremost authorities on authentic jazz dance styles associated with the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

Jessica Thom

Co-founder of Touretteshero, artist and author of Welcome to Biscuit Land

Kieran Long

Senior curator of contemporary architecture, design and digital at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Andrew Shoben

Artist and founder of greyworld

Organizing team


London, United Kingdom


London Uk, United Kingdom
  • Anna Perman
    Speaker Co-ordinator
  • Will Douglas Heaven
  • Katya-yani Vyas
    Sponsorship Director
  • Davis Silis
    Creative Director
  • Kelly Oakes
    Social Media
  • Alice Jamieson
    Speaker Researcher
  • Jenny Chapman
    Communications Officer
  • Jade Hoffman
    Video Producer
  • Nicky Guttridge
    Website Co-editor
  • Jonathan Kim
    Web Developer
  • Harry Lachenmayer
    Web Developer
  • Philip Kent
    System Adminstrator
  • Jeshua Maxey
    Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • Natascha Mehrabi
  • Flora Malein
    Website Co-editor
  • Poppy Illsley
    Video Producer/Editor