Science journalist, author and communicator

TED Summit 2019

Posted on August 19

Red Circle Speaker Community Workshops at TEDSummit: A Community Beyond Borders. July 21-25, 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

I attended the TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh from July 21-25, as part of the Speaker community – people who’ve previously given a TED talk.

I also gave a mini-TED talk to that group – and ran a workshop – about how we use evidence (or not) in making important decisions in our lives. It was fantastic and useful experience, and wonderful to meet so many former speakers.

Red Circle Speaker Community Workshops at TEDSummit: A Community Beyond Borders. July 21-25, 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

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Posted on October 20

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Posted on October 19

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2018 talks and events

Posted on February 18

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60th birthday of 1958 birth cohort

Posted on February 18

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