TEDxExeter Climate Change Countdown

SOS Ocean Emergency with Simon Reeve and Alasdair Harris

We had the second of our TEDxExeter Climate Change Countdown 2021 series on 16 March with 250 people attending, our biggest interactive online event to date!

We’re thrilled to release our latest talk, filmed in a studio setting, from the renowned neuroscientist, broadcaster and author, Dr Hannah Critchlow.

In this fascinating and timely talk, How our Brains Shape our Destiny, renowned neuroscientist, broadcaster and author, Dr Hannah Critchlow explains how the answers to fundamental questions about fate and free will lie in our understanding of the human brain.  Her talk draws on research for her latest book, The Science of Fate, a highly accessible and awe-inspiring examination of the science of who we are, which made the Sunday Times Bestseller list. Her talk is an investigation of how to shape our best future through neuroscience, using examples from everyday life to show the potential, as well as the dangers, which come with being able to predict our likely futures.  

For more information about Hannah Critchlow click here

TEDxExeter Countdown
How can we be good ancestors?

The TEDxExeter Climate Change Countdown 2021 series got off to a flying start on 25 January, when we gathered on Zoom to cast our minds into the distant future and talked with public philosopher and renowned author, Roman Krznaric about how to be ‘A Good Ancestor’.

Our next TEDxExeter Countdown conversation will be on 16 March. Details at the top of the page

Our world is divided like never before in our living memory by this thing called “race”. As a human rights lawyer I’ve represented families who have been torn apart by it. But what if I told you race is a myth? I gave this TED Talk because I wanted to decode and debunk one of the most powerful and pernicious forces on earth – and suggest what we can do to change it.”  Dexter Dias QC

We are beyond proud to announce that TEDxExeter’s talk with human rights lawyer Dexter Dias QC –  Racism thrives on silence – speak up! – is now live on TED.com and has had over 1.25 million views!

This is a huge moment for the TEDxExeter team. In the midst of a global pandemic and UK lockdown, we were compelled to respond to the death of George Floyd, and to join the vital conversation around the Black Lives Matter movement. We wrote, curated and filmed this talk remotely from our homes in five days. 500 people joined us via a Zoom webinar to watch it. 

By watching this talk, you are keeping Black Lives Matter current and crucial; ensuring that nobody will forget the unlawful killings, not just of George Floyd, but as Dexter explains, of so many other black people in police custody each year.

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TEDxExeter is Exeter’s Festival of Ideas, a local festival with global reach. Our talks are filmed, released freely on the TEDxYouTube channel and translated into up to 34 languages. They have been viewed over 24 million times by a truly global audience. TEDxExeter has been ranked the 4th TEDx in the world for talks with 1m+ views on TED.com.

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