TEDx comes to Cheltenham with HCR support

1st March 2022

The world-famous TED Talks come to Cheltenham this spring, supported by HCR. The event on Friday 13 May brings together inspiring and insightful speakers covering a range of topics.

Speakers will include Ben Goodare, Head of Sustainability, Renishaw, University of Gloucestershire sport and exercise physiology lecturer Dr Simon Fryer, Cheltenham Ladies’ College principal Eve Jardine-Young and the University of Gloucestershire’s professor of public protection Jane Monckton Smith.

TEDxCheltenham will be held at the Parabola Arts Centre in the heart of Cheltenham, from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets are available from 2 March by booking here

Melania Edwards, founder of TEDxCheltenham, said: “Being able to curate an event as renowned and nourishing as TED is an honour and a privilege. TED’s slogan is “ideas worth spreading” and I’m thrilled we’ve got such a mix of speakers who are able to inform and educate on a variety of topics. I’d like to especially thank HCR for supporting us with this event.”

Kristine Scott, head of HCR’s Cheltenham office, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting TedXCheltenham to bring a range of inspiring speakers and innovative thinking to the town. TED talks offer new perspectives and approaches and, as a massive fan of TED, I hope this will be the first of many such events which will share insights and address topical issues.”

About the speakers

Ben Goodare has been named as one of the most inspiring people in manufacturing – he has led on a 39% reduction in Renishaw’s carbon footprint in the last five years.

Eve Jardine-Young has previously spoken both nationally and internationally on themes relating to education and is deeply committed to environmental initiatives.

Dr Simon Fryer has written over 80 journal articles on physiology and is especially interested in understanding why prolonged sitting increases cardiovascular risk.

Jane Monckton Smith’s work ranges from academic work with the University of Gloucestershire to helping bereaved families navigate the criminal justice system to advising the police on current and historical investigations.

Book your tickets here