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The World Marathon Majors

BY STEPHEN FERGUSON
@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"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

BY DAVID CULLEN
@ 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

BY OLIVER WINCONEK
@ 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

BY MARK WINGFIELD
@ 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

BY SAMMI SPARKE
@ 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

BY MARC BAX
@ 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?

BY TIM RICHARDSON
@ 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

BY JAMES MCEVOY
@ 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

BY CAMBRIDGE CURIOSITY AND IMAGINATION CCI
@ 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.

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Creative Re-use of Historic and Industrial Buildings

BY SIMON DEVLIN
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

"There are some really unusual historic buildings out there that have been developed into quite interesting buildings."

Architect Simon Devlin talks about some of the more unusual historic buildings in the UK that have been converted and redeveloped for re-use in clever and profound ways that improve culture whilst retaining their iconic status and historical value.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 6th, 2017. 

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Do we take it for granted?

BY GAYLE HALL
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

Haberdasher and creative Gayle Hall talks about the personal and emotive subject of her childs illness and the invaluable support and advice she was given from the hospital and people in the charity sector.

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Learning and Exploring New Cultures

BY FIONA BRICE
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

Arts and creativity consultant, Fiona Brice talks about her experience of working and living in Singapore five years with her family and how it changed their perceptions and understanding of culture.

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