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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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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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