Human Together: Celebrating the Kaleidoscope
On Saturday 30th April 2022, we held our second TEDxFrensham event. Speakers were chosen to represent areas of society, culture, education and science that could benefit from diversity of thought and humanity. The event presented multiple issues and a diversity of voices sharing stories to challenge and shape our thinking as a strong community that can make a difference in the world, through our collective humanity.
Alexia Quin OBE
Alexia Quin is the director and founder of Music as Therapy International, a charity aiming to make music an integral part of care for vulnerable people worldwide.
Click below to watch Alexia's talk - The Musical Connection.
Ben is founder of Power The Fight, a charity which launched in Jan 2019 to train and empower communities to end youth violence. Since 2019 Power The Fight has trained over 12000 practitioners in understanding the issues surrounding violence affecting young people.
Geoffrey O Williams
Geoffrey is the co-founder of social enterprise, Rocking Ur Teens, which introduces young people aged 13- 14 to the world of work.
Iain is the founder of 50 Million Voices, a charity aiming to transform the world of work for the 50 million adults globally who, like himself, stutter.
Jess Thompson is the founder of Migrateful which runs cookery classes led by migrant chefs who are struggling to integrate and access employment, due to legal and linguistic barriers.
Katie Litchfield is the founder of WeQual. She is driven by a determination to tackle the lack of diversity and equality in the leadership of the world’s biggest businesses and beyond.
Lucy McCrudden, aka Dance Mama, is a London-based dance entrepreneur and advocate. She is Founder of dancemama.org - a community, information and professional development hub and platform profiling significant parents in dance and the arts.
Martín is a biomedical engineer based in University College London’s renowned faculty of neurological research.
Mills is a bit of a genius, masquerading as a joker. He’s spent his life being very serious about never being serious, while accidentally doing some serious things! He’s ultra passionate about supporting early stage creative founders. He always wears micro shorts (deal with it!)
Matt + Fiona
MATT+FIONA is a collaborative venture between architect Matthew Springett and educator Fiona MacDonald which responds to the question - how many young people look around them and feel that they have a say in what they see? We ask young people how their built environment might be improved and empower them to bring that vision to life.
Rachel is a Paralympic champion in both rowing and handcycling. She is developing programmes to enable those with mental health challenges, special educational needs or disabilities to get support through sport.
A digital leader with 25 years of experience, Richard has been a Digital Director in 5 of the UK's largest independent agencies and runs his own digital consultancy, called Brightful.
Steven Frank was born in 1935 into a secular Jewish family in Amsterdam. With the outbreak of the war the family decided to remain in Holland. Steven’s father joined the Dutch resistance and helped many people escape but in 1942 he was betrayed and sent to Auschwitz where he was gassed. Steven and his mother and brother were taken to Barneveld and then Westerbork. In September 1944 they were sent to Theresienstadt where the whole family miraculously survived.