On Saturday 17 February 2018, we will be hosting a special TEDxNewnham event exploring the theme of ‘Embracing Challenge’.

If you have applied to be a speaker and would like information about entries, click here.

TED, standing for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is an organisation devoted to ideas worth spreading on all topics – from science and business to global issues, art, philosophy and music – usually in the form of short, powerful talks and performances. TEDx is the platform for TED-like community events and the TEDxNewnham will be a day of short inspirational presentations, around the theme of ‘Embracing Challenge’, to an audience at Newnham. The day will also be live streamed.

The Wall of Women

Many of the alumnae and current students who have applied to be speakers submitted videos sharing their memories of Newnham College and the experiences and knowledge that they would love to share with the next generations of Newnhamites: you can watch these on our Wall of Women. We think the Wall of Women is an amazing testament to the extraordinary women that have called Newnham their home, and show the extraordinary possibilities of TEDxNewnham.

Coming to TEDxNewnham on Saturday 17 February 2018

Because the terms of the TEDx license dictate that we can only have 100 people in the room on the day of the event, tickets are very limited. We will be opening applications for tickets soon, so watch this space!

Getting Involved!

We are hoping that as many Newnhamites as possible will want to hold an event around TEDxNewnham: this can be anything from a small group of friends getting together in someone’s home over coffee to watch some or all of the live stream, network with fellow alumnae and discuss the topics of the presentations, to a more larger and more formal event in a hall (no more than 100 people though). For more information about hosting an event, click here.