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    America's Gift - Is democarcy the answer?

    St. Stephen's Church, Westbourne Grove

    Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, Former Ambassador to Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Andrew Alexander, Esteemed journalist (for Telegraph & Daily Mail)

    Timothy Stafford, Historian & Republican

    Podcast and blog.

    Photos of the evening. Sir Sherard was a great sport and bought himself a Valerie goad Shirt!

    You can read brief biogs of speakers on the past speaker page.


    Cabaret - Past, Present and Future

    Hoxton Hall Theatre

    An evening of discussion and display.

    Kit Hesketh Harvey, Grandee of the Cabaret World

    Matt Ricardo, Gentleman Juggler (Best Speciality Act 2012)

    Dusty Limits, Compere Extraordinaire (Best Host, 2012)


    Blog reflecting on the evening.


    From Bathtub 2 Boardroom: Web Wonders

    The Adam Street Club, a FREE EVENT

    Hermione Way - Silicon Valley Video Director for TNW, founder of and Her speciality is the cheap provision of video content.

    Jonathan Grubin - A teenage web wonder. Jonny (20) is now head of product at The Sandpit, which finds cool bits of technology and puts in the commercial structure to get them to market.

    Malcolm Bell - co-founder of ZAGGORA HotPants, which help you to lose weight in comfort (by sweating more). Zaggora sold 275,000 pairs in its first five months and used social media to great effect, amassing 259k Facebook fans to date.

    Blog about Zaggora's phenomenal growth through social media.


    Altruism in the Age of Austerity

    Edinburgh University ToMax

    The Wee Red Lounge, Edinburgh College of Art

    Benjamin Todd, MD of 80,000 Hours, a charity which investigates which careers can make the biggest difference. Work in a bank, or become and aidworker?

    Simon Smith, Founder of Global Enduro, an adventure travel company. 

    Professor Michael Northcott, Professor of Ethics at Edinburgh University. 

    Blog and conclusions from the organisers.


    Is University Worth It

    The Doodle Bar

    Bruce McLean - Artist

    Andrew Day - CPD Director of The Philosophy Foundation, a charity raising aspirations and attainment through philosophical enquiry.

    Ellie Howard - Head of Programme, Visiting Women at Work. Didn't go to Uni, but now going...