TEDxCheltenham elevates inspiring local voices

22nd June 2022

On 13 May, Cheltenham-based thought leaders took to the stage to deliver unique and insightful discussions on a wide range of subjects for the independently organised TEDxCheltenham, supported by HCR.

From technology to entertainment, design and sustainability, the event – hosted at Parabola Arts Centre – brought together local communities for a full day of networking and socialising.

TED Talks are renowned globally for bringing cutting edge ideas, innovation and new perspectives to audiences with world-class line ups.

In May, the line-up comprised:

  • Eve Jardine Young, Principal of The Cheltenham Ladies’ College
  • Dr Jane Monckton-Smith, Professor of Public Protection at the University of Gloucestershire
  • Dr Simon Fryer, Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology at the University of Gloucestershire
  • Ben Goodare, Head of Sustainability at Renishaw
  • James Hygate, Founder and CEO of Green Fuels
  • Guy Disney, MBE DL (Video Coming Soon)

Speaking on the success, Kristine Scott, head of HCR’s Cheltenham office, said: “TEDxCheltenham was spectacular and we were delighted to support an event which brought inspiring and innovative thinking to the town. To hear such unique perspectives from a brilliant catalogue of speakers was so exciting and I hope this will be the first of many such events.”

Melania Edwards, founder of TEDxCheltenham, said: “I’ve always been a big fan of TED talks. The insight, inspiration, and ideas you can learn from the wide array of talks is expansive. Cheltenham and its surrounding areas host a wealth of inspirational individuals and stories, and it’s been an honour to elevate incredible local voices.”

Videos of each of the sessions are now available on the TEDx Cheltenham website, here and also via the TEDx YouTube page, here.