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Tim Richardson

Director, It's Original ltd in St Neots

"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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Keep it Light Enough to Travel

@ VOL 1 ON FEB 18, 2014

Prince George is an industry town, filled with long, cold winters and really big trucks. So what would it be like to live car-free in Prince George? Dropping all her baggage, Jillian Merrick shares her experience with car-free living in the city and surprising discoveries that make being a pedestrian a bold and beautiful step. 

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Time Enough

@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

David Ward speaks of the Isle of Man: a small independent nation in the middle of the Irish Sea. It is the world's oldest parliamentary democracy and, some say, site of the legendary Grail Castle. The island is also home – if you believe in such things – to a host a mythical beings, from the trickster god, Manannan, to the 'little folk.' Time Enough tells of his encounter with these mischievous characters.

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Sandokan and other mystical characters created by media

@ VOL 15 ON JUN 12, 2017

Federico Gaggio is a seasoned PechaKucha presenter and we were lucky enough to have him join us in London at Vol. 15. 

In this Pechakucha Federico discusses all things modern and of the time, taking us on a magical journey of characters and ideas that are presented to us in everyday life and on the mighty power that is social media.

Federico's talk was so diverse it was verrrry hard to write this description - so promise us and just watch!

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Life Design: Mentoring to end social poverty

@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

Andrew Dellis thinks of social change as something people want to do with their time, like getting fit, or having a great holiday. He left academia and found in mentoring a way to massively disrupt how we do social change. Would you donate an hour a week to end social poverty?

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When Scholarships Aren't Enough

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Bambi Defensor is partner and COO of Messy Bessy, a manufacturer and distributor of earth-friendly, biodegradable and plant-derived household and personal care products. The company’s products are available in ten company-owned retail branches and up to 200 partner retailers across the Philippines. Messy Bessy is a unique, integrated social enterprise that provides work training and employment for at-risk (formerly abused, incarcerated and impoverished)young adults, with up to 70% of its workforce from an at-risk background. 

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My Roller-Coaster Ride On Social Media

@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2017

Christelle Maignan shares her ups and downs on social media as she tried to promote her new coaching business, what she learnt from the experience and the unexpected outcome that changed her life. This talk is about dreaming, taking risks, staying strong and embracing new opportunities.

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Make our lungs clean again

@ VOL 5 ON SEP 20, 2018

Air pollution is a silent killer. 91% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality are dangerously high. Over half a million premature deaths annually in the European Region are attributable to air pollution. Air pollution does not recognize borders. Improving air quality demands sustained and coordinated action at all levels. Dr. Maira Neira speaks about her work at WHO, the upcoming WHO conference on air pollution in Geneva and solutions to improve our air through sustainable transport, more efficient and renewable energy production and use, and waste management.

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Sine Socialis: A life without social media

@ VOL 29 ON APR 22, 2019

Is it possible to be social without social media? As a marketer, Nina Byrd explores the impact on self and others without social media. Through a blend of personal narratives and scientific research, she explores the challenges of staying consistently connected yet balanced in a life without social media. 

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Social Media & the Global Information Ecosphere

@ VOL 28 ON MAY 22, 2019

Media Studies professor Shakuntala Rao advocates for a recalibration of ethics for today's communications and information landscape.