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Drop the F Bomb on Money

BY CHARLOTTE STEGGALL
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

When Charlotte Steggall talks to young people about the schools programme Take Your Place, helping young people with little or no experience of university explore the world of higher education, the topic that always comes up is money. The barriers that stop people talking about money, the stigmas and judgements, are things that Charlotte is helping to get rid of. Encouraging young people to be open about money helps them to be more confident about making financial decisions and explore their options. 

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Can Tourism be Sustainable?

BY CHRIS LOUGHLAN
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

The Rugby World Cup 2019 and the Olympic Games 2020 spurred Chris Loughan into investigating how tourism can become more sustainable. His efforts have met with mixed responses but with more and more tourist attractions trying to balance the economic and environmental effects of increasing numbers of tourists, Chris's guide to sustainable tourism is slowly gaining attention. 

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Sueno Verde - an Eco Friendly Community

BY FAY DURRANT
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

Fay Durrant had a dream to buy a piece of land in Spain and build an eco-friendly community.  It didn't work out quite the way she thought it would but after a pause to re-group and gather more resources, she has started again and with bands of volunteers and supporters is re-building her dream. 

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Ten Reasons Why Shoes are like Men

BY SARAH DECENT
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

As the owner of two shoe shops, Sarah Decent takes a keen interest in the way women shop for shoes. She has also been married three times and drawn some startling and often hilarious comparisons between shoes and men. This presentation lists ten of them - there may be more! 

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Making People Feel Comfortable

BY JOHN MONKS
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

John Monks has spent much of his life and career helping people who feel that they don't fit in to be more comfortable with who they are. In this presentation he shares some of the techniques he uses and the results that they have. 

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Dream Author

BY SOPHIE HANNAH
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

Sophie Hannah is best known as a crime writer and was invited by the Agatha Christie family to continue the Poirot series. She has recently started a coaching prgramme for authors and here she explains why she was motivated to do that and what is involved in the programme. 

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Hello Tiger!

BY MARTYN SIBLEY
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 20, 2019

Martyn Sibley is a regular guy who happens to have a disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). This means he cannot walk, lift anything heavier than a book or shower himself. He runs Disability Horizons, is the author of 'Everything is Possible', has a Degree in Economics & a Masters in Marketing. In this fun packed presentation, Martyn shares his love of adventure and his travels around the world.  

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My Child's Different

BY ELAINE HALLIGAN
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 20, 2019

Elaine Halligan is the London Director of The Parent Practice. In this presentation she shares the lessons learned from her struggle to unlock her son’s potential and explores the enabling role that parents can play in getting the best out of children who are seen as ‘different’ or ‘difficult’. The notion that our children may be shunned for being ‘different’ breaks our hearts, but there is plenty we can do to help such children develop into thriving, resilient adults. 

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Dinky Doors Save the World

BY DINKY DOORS
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 20, 2019

Dinky Doors is a street art initiative from guerilla artists in Cambridge, UK. They unexpectedly found themselves on an unexpected mission to *SAVE THE WORLD*. Unexpectedly.

They're an antidote to the seemingly endless terrible news that we’re inundated with on a daily basis. To deliver wonder as you wander through the medium of… er… dinky little doors.

In this presentation you will discover how dinky things deliver unexpected dollops of delight that can defend against the daily onslaught of miserable miserableness. And together we can *SAVE THE WORLD*.

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The Superpowers of Highly Sensitive People

BY CAROLINE FERGUSON
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 20, 2019

Caroline Ferguson is a a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist. In this presentation she shares the traits of Highly Sensitive People and why those traits should be regarded as Superpowers. 

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The Power of One

BY BRIAN BENNETT
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 20, 2019

Brian Bennett is a freelance fundraiser who became inspired by the visionary man impressed upon him the need to help starving families in Uganda. By using ox-drawn ploughs, with just one acre per family, 30 families can plant beans and maize and start their respective journeys to becoming self-sufficient in food with enough left over to sell and store for future years.  

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The Amazing Adventures of Captain Alice

BY ALICE GADNEY
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 20, 2019

Alice Gadney is a cartographer who teaches children to make maps and discover the joys of representing the world in measurements and symbols! 

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