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TEDxKingstonUponThames Salon - Quaker Centre, Kingston

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Kingston Quaker Centre

Fairfield East

Kingston upon Thames

KT1 2PT

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The second of our three TEDxKingstonUponThames Salon events is taking place at the Kingston Quaker Centre.

At these more intimate events guests will hear from four carefully curated speakers, watch specially selected TED videos and discuss the talks they’ve witnessed.

Event Timings:

Salon Event 7pm - 10pm




Speakers

Naomi Kingston – We Are Normal

Naomi was born in southeast London and has lived there ever since. She is currently in the sixth form studying A-Level French, Psychology and Maths. In her free time, she enjoys running playing the piano and writing a blog about current issues from the viewpoint of mental health.

Naomi’s talk delves into the increase in mental health issues amongst teenagers. She tackles the impact of the culture of social media and the potentially destructive consequences for young adults at a time of great emotional change. Her dream is of a society that can speak openly about this taboo subject.

"Teenagers lives have been shaped by the constant need to impress… to be something they aren’t and ultimately something they can’t be."

Michael Castle – Building a one person rocketplane

Space tourism hit the news during 2004 with the spaceflights of Spaceship-One, since then no sub-orbital space tourists have flown, that's 13 years without any significant progress. A group of British engineers decided to begin designing and building their own personal rocketplane.

Mike Castle was part of the team that developed and launched an amateur satellite called FunCube in 2013. Using his degree in Electronics/Computing, he followed an engineering career in GPS/satellite-navigation systems, and recently started designing the electronics and software for a unmanned rocketplane. (www.rocketplane.space)

"After applying to become an astronaut and receiving a rejection letter, he started work on his own design for rocketplane to fly into space."

Lorraine Chademunhu – Mr. Lorraine

Lorraine was born with a voice that some people believe belongs to a man. For most of her life she has been ridiculed, humiliated, judged and accused of being a fraud. Her story is about not hiding and refusing to apologise for not fitting society's definition of femininity.

Lorraine Chademunhu was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She moved to the UK 20 years ago and works in Mental Health. Lorraine is a mother, poet, rapper, DJ and Stand Up comedian. She lives to inspire people to be true to themselves and not be defined by others' opinions.

"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself." - Thich Nhat Hanh

Adam White – Ban Tackling

In March 2016, academics and medical doctors have called for tackling to be banned in schools’ rugby due to the high risks of injury, particularly traumatic brain injuries. Despite the calls, rugby is still often a compulsory element of school physical education curriculum, sometimes against the will of parents and the children themselves.

Adam White is an Associate Lecturer and Qualitative Researcher in the Department of Sport and Exercise at the University of Winchester. He has published research on sport, health, education and sociology, with his primary focus being on the socio-cultural issues surrounding contact sports.

“If we care about the welfare and health of children, we should be preventing brain trauma and not promoting rugby”




Kingston Quaker Centre

Fairfield East
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2PT

www.kingstonquakers.org

Kingston Quaker Centre is fully wheelchair accessible, please let us know if you have specific access requirements.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

We have no age restrictions however some of the talks may feature stories, information and images that could be sensitive to children.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Kingston is the nearest railway station; trains run regularly from London Waterloo.

From Kingston station the venue is a 6 minute walk. Walk south-east on Wood St/A307/A308 towards Fife Rd then take a left onto Fairfield North/A308 and then right onto Fairfield East. Look for the blue signpost for “Kingston Quaker centre” opposite the Fighting Cocks pub.

Driving: Please use the postcode KT1 2PT for sat navs.

There is limited parking at the venue. Parking is available on a meter in the local area but drivers should be aware most of the immediate surrounding roads are residents-only parking. Alternatively, car parking is available throughout Kingston town centre. Nearest car parks are the Cattle Market, Fairfield and NCP Kingston Fairfield.

What can I bring into the event?

You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks for the breaks but you will be discouraged from eating during the talks due to this being potentially noisy and distracting to our speakers. Kingston Quaker Centre have a strict NO ALCOHOL policy.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Any questions, please email Lizy here >>> tickets@tedxkingstonuponthames.com.

What's the refund policy?

We will offer full refunds up to 7 days before the event, if after that date you know you will not be able to make the event please let us know as we will offer your seat to someone on our waiting list.

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Fairfield East

Kingston upon Thames

KT1 2PT

United Kingdom

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