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We haven't scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there's one you can attend!


Featured Presentation

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Stephen Ferguson

Fluid Dynamics Engineer, Siemens in St Neots

"My running career started in 2011 when I accidentally caught diabetes and so my first job was to buy a pair of running shoes and sign-up for a couch to 5k."

Stephen Ferguson talks to us about the challenge of running his first marathon and that this inspired him to continue running and be awarded the World Marathon Majors, a medal won by fewer people than have climbed Mount Everest. 

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Pregnancy Test Kits, Sex Changing Trout, Life on Mars, Humans in Shoeboxes and Bamboo on Gardeners Question Time

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

With possibly the longest presentation title to date, David Cullen, Professor of Astrobiology and Space Biotechnology at Cranfield University takes us from a random list of things and cleverly ties them all together giving insights about his role in human space exploration development.

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It's Personal

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"I wanted to remove the element of surprise so I taught myself to paint again."

Cambridgeshire-based artist Oliver Winconek talks about different ways that he's looked at his working practice and adapted, from limiting his palette to fewer colours to spending more time with family to help make him a better creative.

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Mixing Music

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"Our brains use the echo in a room to determine the objects in the space". 

Musician and mixer Mark Wingfield talks us through the different ways to mix music and one in particular that he has used for many years that tackles the issues when mixing music recorded in small spaces.

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Our Relationship with Photography

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"When I see photographs of myself as a child I want to go back and meet that child and find out what I was like."

Photographer Sammi Sparke walks us through some images from her family album and goes beyond nostalgia and instead digs deeper and explores the memories that define us as individuals and how that affects our future.

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The Joy of Archery

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"Archery is a sport where you not competing with anyone else, just yourself."

Experienced bowman Marc Bax talks us through his personal experience of being an archer at his local club in Cambridgeshire where they teach all ages and abilities in this highly technical sport that requires precision each time.

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What is Enough?

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"Climate change protesters are asking what can we do and this bothers me"

Having travelled the world throughout his career visiting some of the richest and poorest places on earth, Tim Richardson has witnessed, first hand the insatiable human need to consume and has started to ask the question what is enough? Tim gives us some clues about how we can all lead better lives.

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Working with a Dyslexic Brain

@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"If you've got a dyslexic brain look at the problem solving and enjoy it" We hear from self-employed cable technician James McEvoy as he talks us through the skills he's developed over his life to overcome dyslexia both in education and the workplace.

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Fantastical Cambridgeshire

@ VOL 11 ON DEC 14, 2017

Ruth Sapseed from arts organisation Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination talks about their project Fantastical Cambridgeshire which is an ambitious long-term project that will connect people of all ages, their local area, adventuring and culture.




About the City's Organizers

  • Richard Slade

    I'm a graphic and web designer with 20 years experience and have worked in both the public and private sector. I have a real community focus and volunteer with local sports clubs and charities. Since moving to Cambridgeshire I took up rowing and now compete nationally. My real passion for art and design started when I was only five – back then my favourite things to draw were racing cars.

  • Clair Slade

    Clair has a background in health and childcare, design, radio and customer service and is fired-up by learning new skills. She is kept busy by their two young sons, volunteers with playgroup and is an advisor for a local Timebank. She hopes, one day, to go back to community radio.

  • Andy Hill

    Passionate about photography & filming, particularly fast cars! Lifelong admirer of Apple products.

  • Maciek Platek

    Maciek Platek is a Cambridgeshire based photographer who specialises in interiors, commercial and residential architecture, and food photography. Born and brought up in Poland, Maciek’s interest in photography first started when he picked up an instant camera and realised he had a natural talent for composition.

  • Dave Fleet

    In the music of Laica, there's a sense of something more concrete having been deliberately and forcibly rubbed away, leaving just a vague impression of a more tangible piece of music. The effect is haunting, the musical equivalent of trying to remember a dream when all that's left is the barest trace outline.