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Restless Creativity

BY GAS STUDIO
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 18, 2019

Have you tried drawing on a banana? Our PechaKucha audience enjoyed the expereince while considering whether creativity is a form of energy. Gail Hoban and Steve Goodwin find that creating side projects for fun keeps their creative juices flowing. 

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Creativity by Design

BY EVE WALDRON
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 18, 2019

Growing up in New York in a very creative family, Eve Waldron took all her influences and used them in a career where her design skills have a very practical as well as artistic purpose. From scultptures to office furniture, Eve's purpose is to use design to make life more interesting. 

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How to Arrive by Not Going "Straight"

BY CHRIS LOUGHLAN
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 18, 2019

Very few solutions to problems are straightforward and some involve roundabout journeys to get the right result. Chris Loughlan describes some of the issues he is addressing in producing a sustainable tourist guide to Japan in time for the 2020 Olympic Games 

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The Art of Listening

BY ANNE ARCHER
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 18, 2019

Listening is an essential skill that enhances relationships, solves problems and even saves lives. Anne Archer explains the science behind good listening and how we connect with humans and animals to great effect. 

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The First Electric Car Gymkhana

BY ANDREW STEVENS
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 18, 2019

A life long enthusiast of motor sports, Andrew Stevens is taking the environmental impact seriously and is actively involved in making electric cars as efficient and exciting as possible, creating tuning kits and competing in electric car races. In this presentation he shows the highlights of the first electric car gymkhana in Warsaw. 

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A Story of Friendship

BY ALISA BARCAN
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 18, 2019

Alisa Barcan grew up in Romania. When she moved to the UK she realised she had learned to have a very different relationship to money than most of the people she met. In this delightful story she tells us about her friendship with money and how it has affected her career choice. 

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Living in the now

BY LOUISE LEE
@ VOL 21 ON JUL 17, 2019

Footloose, fancy free and no ties used to describe Louise Lee's life as she explored the world. Then she got not one, but two dogs, and life changed. Then it changed again. Here she describes how her dogs taught her to appreciate that today is the only day that matters.  

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In Defense of Pigeons

BY MAX JUNG
@ VOL 21 ON JUL 17, 2019

Let's face it. Pigeons get a bad rap. They're accused of being dirty, greedy, aggressive and worse. Max Jung paints a very different picture of beautiful, iridescent, brave, and much-decorated war heroes. As he says, "If we provided pigeon loos, pigeon poo would be less of a problem." Makes you think ... he might have a point. 

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Cycling - the Secret Ingredient to a Happy Childhood

BY ROXANNE DE BAUX
@ VOL 21 ON JUL 17, 2019

Dutch Children are consistently reported as being the happiest in the world, so Roxanne De Beaux joined 30 students from around the globe at the Planning the Cycling City course in Amsterdam to find out more about the connection between the happiness of the children and the cycling environment they grow up in.

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Expect the Unexpected

BY LUCINDA PRICE
@ VOL 21 ON JUL 17, 2019

The work of a professional photographer is full of unexpected surprises as Lucinda Price shows us in these stunning images. From cows in the city to half-submerged horses, she has learned to turn the unexpected into memorable photographs to the delight of all who see them. (Lucinda is also the volunteer photographer for our PechaKucha Nights in Cambridge.) 

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Pay It Forward Gift Vouchers

BY THERESA FEETENBY
@ VOL 21 ON JUL 17, 2019

If you've ever passed a homeless person and wondered if you could do more than give them small change, Theresa Feetenby has come up with a brilliant idea. Through Pay It Forward Gift Vouchers you can give vouchers that can be exchanged for food or other goods from participating businesses. In this inspiring presentation Theresa explains how it works and what we can do to spread the idea and help more people in need.  

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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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