Musa is a poet, sportswriter, broadcaster, muscian and communications adviser. His first book about football, A Cultured Left Foot, was nominated for the 2008 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, and his second book about football, Will You Manage?, was published in 2010.
George Hardwick is an inspiring performance poet and creativity expert, who has performed on 4 continents, to TV audiences of over 7 million, is a regular performer at Glastonbury Festival and has most recently shared the same stage as business greats James Caan and Sir Richard Branson.
Rita is the Chief Executive of the Refugee and Migrant Forum of East London. With over 25 years of experience of working in the community and voluntary sector and equalities, Rita has a unique perspective that is both grounded and able to see the bigger picture.
Judith is the Head of Idea Store, based in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in London’s east end. Idea Store provides a modern library, lifelong learning and information services in comfortable and friendly surroundings that have transformed the area by attracting over two million visits per year.
London Moves, visualising 16 million cycle journeys across the UK capital | Jo Wood | TEDxEastEnd 2012
Jo is a Professor of Visual Analytics at City University London. His research and teaching interests are in the design and construction of visualization for exploring, analysing and communicating patterns in complex datasets. He has particular interests in visual analytics of data that have a geographic component. He is the course director of the postgraduate degree in Electronic Publishing that enables students to develop their skills in assembling data, stories and services for electronic media.
Roy is a serial restaurateur having opened his fourth cafe in London a year ago. Originally from Ireland, Roy went straight into the food industry after studying at University of Ulster at Coleraine. Passionate about people and food, he believes a cafe is more than about just serving food but creating a community and enhancing interactions between people.
John is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of the The Big Issue. He was born into poverty, brought up in care, and has lived through a lot. His life’s journey has included spells as a thief, prison inmate, artist and poet. Now an established iconoclast, activist and publisher, John Bird is the force behind The Big Issue, the world’s most successful street magazine. He is an inspirational business leader with an outstanding record of using business as a tool for social change.
JP Morgan Jr helps people to create a life that they truly love. Through helping you to find and follow your true purpose, you experience a deep passion for exploring, creating and living. A major focus of JP’s work is on human connection — the foundation of your growth and success — because he endeavours, by bringing us all a bit more together, to make the world a more understanding and peaceful place.
Nazila lectures in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford. She has been a visiting academic at a number of institutions including Columbia and NYU, and previously taught at the University of London and Keele University, UK. Nazila’s publications include nine books, four UN publications and a number of journal articles and reports.
Servane is an activist and a social innovators developer. She founded Ogunte, the award-winning social business, in 2001, and Make a Wave, the first incubator focused on women social entrepreneurs, to put extraordinary people at the forefront of the economy.
Guy is the Creative Director of CODOC (http://www.codoc.org/), an award winning social documentary platform dedicated to creating spaces for critical thinking through digital media. Together with his producing partner Heidi Lindvall, Guy has produced human rights related documentaries from places such as Sri Lanka, Uganda and Guatemala.
Nando is a senior researcher at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, currently working on research on statelessness, immigration governance and citizenship in the EU, and on transitions to adulthood of former unaccompanied asylum seeking children. He recently completed a ground-breaking study on irregular migrant children in Britain (No way out, no way in: Irregular migrant children and families in the UK, 2012).
Philippa founded BandBazi an award winning, multicultural and inclusive performing arts company and charity in 2001. Philippa trained as an actress at the Scottish Royal Conservatoire. After working in regional repertory theatre including the Royal Court Theatre, London, she went on to train as an aerial artiste at The Circus Space, London. As Artistic Director of BandBazi she aims to integrate narrative theatre with aerial metaphors in what the company calls ‘Aerial Drama’.
Graham is the founder of Learning Without Frontiers (http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com/) a global platform for thinkers and practitioners from the education, digital media, technology and entertainment sectors to explore how affordable disruptive technologies are radically improving learning and equality of access.
Three of the most exciting and relevant spoken word artists in the UK. With influences from Somalia to Denmark and having performed from Glastonbury to the Barbican, they bring together our theme of society beyond borders through their beautiful lyrics.
Satellites have been one of the last remaining technologies that only governments can afford to have. That’s about to change. Developers are invited to play in Inmarsat’s satellite sandbox and create apps for disaster relief and humanitarian response. Possibly the coolest toy you’ve ever been given.
Can you cross seven bridges without retracing your steps? Marianne Freiberger weaves one of history’s greatest puzzles into an ever-expanding illustration of how networks pervade the world and mathematics gives us the power to understand them.
Magic is real. Naji El-Arifi argues that for the first time in history, we are living with true wizards: people who can code. Those who don’t teach themselves this skill will be left behind by programmers who can, in minutes, fix what is broken, make the world behave differently, or bring new concepts into existence before our eyes.
Equality is not just between women and men, gay and straight, or trans and cis. It’s not even about choice versus biology. Jay presents a whirlwind tour of the philosophy of gender with one core theme: a gender is not what you are – it is what you do.
Genetic science has definitively proved that all humans originate from the same group of East African ancestors. So why do people insist on trying to create divisions between races or nationalities? Anna Chen suggests this is more than instinctive racism – there are economic interests at stake. Political rhetoric about migrants exists to justify exploitation and create divisions. A better world is possible.
The perfect way to start your working day: get up at 6.30, have a fruit juice, get a bit of exercise..go to a rave? Sam tells us the story and vision behind Morning Gloryville, and takes the audience by surprise by getting them dancing with a troupe of unicorns, to a DJ set from Basement Jaxx.
Culture must never be used as a justification for “honour violence” | Diana Nammi | TEDxEastEnd 2015
So called ‘honour violence’ or ‘honour killings’ are a reality for women all around the world; this talk looks at the stories of three women in the UK. From Kurdistan to the UK, Diana explores her journey as a campaigner and how she has fought for justice for victims.
We don’t have to look far to find stories about violence – locally or globally. Felicity de Zulueta has spent her life understanding violence and its link to pain and trauma all around the world. This talk explores the psychological origins of violence and how we can prevent it.
There’s a power in the world: the most powerful force there is – and it could be an evil force. But it can also be the biggest force for good. That force: multinational business. Colin Mayer explains his vision for how business can and must transform itself and its impact on the world.
Building an economy for the future isn’t something new. The Victorians did it too. Diane Coyle, economist and author, looks back at economic measurement, complex networks and investing on behalf of generations not yet born – all just as important in the 19th century as the 21st.