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TEDxKingstonUponThames Salon - The Cornerhouse, Tolworth

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The Corner House

116 Douglas Road

Surbiton

KT6 7SB

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The third of our three TEDxKingstonUponThames Salon events is taking place at The Cornerhouse.

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

Simon Plazolles-Hayes – Switching Sides: Animal Farmer to Animal Advocate

Simon Plazolles-Hayes is an animal activist that seeks to challenge the current social norm and change views for benefit of humans and animals alike. Prior to becoming vegan, Simón grew up in traditional life style of eating meat. While in the army, he came in to realization of the unethical treatment of animals.

Why do you eat animals? Can you defend it? Simon Plazolles-Hayes grew up on a farm, but after examining his actions, he couldn’t defend them. Now he advocates a vegan lifestyle. Find out what made him change, and why you could too.

"Don’t wait for an epiphany to challenge your views on animals. Examine your actions, and ask yourself- is this ethical?"

Candy Gan – Accountability is not Responsibility: A View from Chronic Illness

Accountability doesn’t entail personal responsibility. Chronic illnesses show us the difficulty of living with, but not necessarily owning, your disease. How would the separation of these concepts change the doctor/patient relationship? It is imperative we need to consider this, in the face of increasing patient empowerment.

Candy is a continuing student at the LSE for MSc. Global Health. She is from Singapore but grew up in Shanghai, and has lived with Type 1 Diabetes her entire life. In March, she spoke about this at TEDxLSE. Come November, she will explore how the relationship between accountability and responsibility can be applied.

“Strength does not come from winning…when you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger"

Shamil Gillani – Taking back control. Lies, Compulsion and Recovery

A beautiful family and financial security is what most dream of. For Shamil Gillani the lure of gambling resulted in him nearly losing everything which he held so dear.

Shamil talks about his 12-year uncontrollable addiction that saw him turn into a compulsive liar, gamble his family savings the day before his wedding and the steps he now takes daily to battle his addiction.

As well as sharing his destructive experience, supporting others, chairing meetings at the Gamblers Anonymous group where he started his road to recovery, he also actively campaigns for a change in legislation on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals.

"Gambling addiction is so hidden it’s easy to be engulfed in, it's the steps you take after that support your recovery"

Mary Bourne – Do you hear my voice?

We enter the world on an in breath followed by a vocal announcement in the form of a cry or whimper. Our voices are heard for the first time.

In 2007, Mary Bourne set up a choir in memory of her Mother. She wanted to create a singing community. Over the past ten years Mary has developed a diverse range of choirs and singing events where creativity is encouraged, confidence is developed and harmony abides.

From church halls to The Albert Hall, workshops with the homeless to performances for 80,000 people, leading choirs has created some magical, memorable musical moments.



The cornerHOUSE Community Arts Centre

116 Douglas Road
Surbiton
Surrey
KT6 7SB

www.thech.org

The cornerHOUSE 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?

Public Transport:

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

From Surbiton station take buses 281, 406, 418, 71 or K1 from Claremont Road (opposite Waitrose).

The 281, 406 and 418 stop regularly at the end of Douglas Road. The K1 stops near the end of Ravenscar Road (ask for Tolworth Hospital) and 71 stops in Hook Road (ask for Thornhill Road).

Driving:

Please use the postcode KT6 7SB for sat navs.

There is no dedicated car park for the cornerHOUSE but drivers can use the surrounding residential area.

What can I bring into the event?

You are welcome to bring snacks and soft 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. The Cornerhouse bar will be open.

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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116 Douglas Road

Surbiton

KT6 7SB

United Kingdom

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