TEDxNewnham London Showcase

The London alumnae group organisers, Annette Spencer (NC 1988), Rachael Ashton (NC 2007), Jenny Staples (NC 1965), Libby Richards (NC 2004) and Rosalind Meehan (NC 2012) are delighted to invite you to the TEDxNewnham showcase event from 6pm – 8.30pm on Monday 21 January 2019 at Macfarlanes LLP, 20 Cursitor Street, London EC4A 1LT.

We will be showing several of the fascinating talks and TED talks from the day, including Sarah Weiler (NC 2004) on ‘knowing when to quit’, former Principal of Newnham Onora O’Neill’s TED talk on trust, and Clare Pooley (NC 1988) on ‘making sober less shameful’. There will be opportunities to discuss what we have seen, and to enjoy drinks and thought provoking conversations with our fellow Newnhamites.

We are particularly pleased to announce that Clare Pooley will also be joining us in person for a Q&A session. After graduating from Newnham, Clare worked in advertising, becoming a board member of global ad agency JWT at the age of thirty, before leaving work to become a full-time mum. In 2015, Clare realised that wine was beginning to control her life. She stopped drinking and began writing an (initially anonymous) blog called ‘Mummy was a Secret Drinker’, which gained hundreds of thousands of readers across the world. In 2018, Clare’s first book, The Sober Diaries, was published to instant critical acclaim; it was announced in October that her first novel, The Authenticity Project, will be published by Transworld in 2020.

Tickets for this event are £10 and can be booked via the form below. If you have any queries about this event, please email roll@newn.cam.ac.uk or ring 01223 335757.

We look forward to seeing you in January!