Tuesday 15th November, 12.40pm
A Teen Just Trying to Figure it out
Tavi Gevinson (7:30)
15 year old Tavi Gevinson had a hard time finding strong, female teenage role models – so she built a space where they could find each other. At TEDxTeen she illustrates how conversations on sites like Rookie, her popular web magazine, by and for teenage girls, are putting a new, unapologetically uncertain and richly complex face on modern feminism.
The Magic of Truth and Lies (and iPods)
Marco Tempest (5:07)
Using three iPods like magical props, Marco Tempest spins a clever and heartfelt meditation on truth and lies, art and emotion.
Tuesday 29th November, 12.40pm
Science is for Everyone, Kids Included
Beau Lotto & Amy O’ Toole (15:25)
What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks that all people, kids included, should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions. He’s seconded by Amy O’ Toole who, along with her classmates, published the first peer-reviewed article by school children, about the Blackawton bees project.
Tuesday 13th December, 12.40pm
If I Should Have a Daughter…
Sarah Kay (18:25)
“If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she’s gonna call me Point B” began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a TED Talk that inspired two standing ovations.
She tells the story of her metamorphosis from a wide eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York’s Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project VOICE.