TEDxOxford 2014 SOLD OUT!

TEDxOxford 2014 has now sold out! Thanks so much to all of our college brand managers and to everyone who bought tickets. We can’t wait to meet you all on 26th January for what promises to be an inspiring day of talks.

Tickets for TEDxOxford 2014 are on sale!

This year’s TEDxOxford will be bigger and better than any that has gone before it. With amazing speakers such as Susan Greenfield, Laura Bates and Paul Collier, you would be a complete fool to miss it. It’s happening on 26th January 2014 at the New Theatre. (For all you Oxford …

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A Dangerous Idea: Toasted Cheese*

‘Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places… Endless numbers of these animals shall have their little children taken from them, ripped open, and barbarously slaughtered. – Leonardo Da Vinci Notebooks   Cheese digests all …

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The Fourth Revolution

There is no denying the fact that we have reached an era governed by social media. The millennium brought about a wave of net-induced euphoria that swept up many of the nineties generation whilst still at primary-school. Over a decade later, we have reached the point where a burgeoning counter-culture …

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A Dangerous Idea: Standstill*

Watching this year’s most-hyped movie, the stylised black-and-white silent film the Artist, is a nice treat: Other than spending the evening silent in your room alone, it is probably the best way to enjoy yourself without having to listen to anyone speaking. And that’s refreshing. So refreshing, that upon leaving …

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Guest Blog: Essential Reading for Humanity part ii

If This Is A Man – Primo Levi The first of Levi’s works concerning his time during the Second World War, this stands as the most poignant reminder of the Holocaust by a man whose delicate poise does credit to all who lost their lives during the period. The title …

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Guest Blog: Essential Reading for Humanity part i

The difficulty in compiling any list of this nature is that the article’s narrow scope of such a broad field will inevitably lead to outcries of incompletion and omission. I wish, therefore, to make it clear that this small selection of works is by no means an exhaustive list. Nor …

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Is Science Sexy?

No, I’m not talking about the science of sex and erogenous zones – I’m asking whether Science, as a field, can be considered sexy. As a subject with role models like Albert Einstein and Galileo (who, though undoubtedly brilliant, are not exactly the men to get us all hot and …

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The justness of “just giving”

When we talk about giving to charities there’s a dirty secret we try really hard not to mention. Some charities are “bad”. When people look at charities, all of which are doing decent things, they don’t want to point out that some do a lot more good than others. It’s …

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A Dangerous Idea: Thinking ideas are ‘dangerous’*

Really, when you take a step back for a moment, it sounds pretty ridiculous: leaving home at age 18, moving to the other side of the world, and committing yourself to three years of the complete unknown. No friends, no acquaintances, no clue what’s going to come. But that’s exactly …

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