Join us live at 09:00 08/11/2012
TEDxYouth@Manchester is proud to present its 4th TEDxyouth conference on Thursday 8th November 2012. Our event is presented to 450 post 16 students from The Fallibroome Academy in Macclesfield, UK and to over 150 invited students from local schools. We live stream our conference around the world and are pleased to be associated with the TEDxyouth day on the 17th/18th November. Our Theme is Change Your Mind and the exciting programme includes brilliant speakers, and stunning student performances.
Es Devlin - 11:45am Es Devlin is a multi award winning international stage designer whose work crosses a wide range of genres including drama, dance, opera and pop. Es has created stage designs for Kanye West and Jay Z’s Watch the Throne Tour, Berlioz’s epic opera ‘Les Troyens’ at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Other adventures have included tours for Lady Gaga, MUSE, the Pet Shop Boys and Take That; operas at La Scala, Barcelona and Vienna; and drama for the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre and Theatre de Complicite. She was awarded TPi Stage Designer of the Years 2010, 2011 and 2012, the Olivier Award in 2006 and RED Creative Woman of the Year 2011.
Richard Moore - 9:25am Richard is a freelance journalist and author, originally from Scotland but now living in London. His first book, In Search of Robert Millar, won Best Biography at the 2008 British Sports Book Awards. His second book, Heroes, Villains & Velodromes, was long-listed for the 2008 William Hill Sports Book of the Year. He is also a former racing cyclist who represented Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and Great Britain at the 1998 Tour de Langkawi. His latest book is The Dirtiest Race in History (Wisden Sports Writing), published in June 2012, which tells the story of the men’s 100m final at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Peter Lovatt - 12:00pm Dr Peter Lovatt is a Reader in Psychology and a Principal lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, where he heads the Dance Psychology Lab. Before starting on an academic career Peter was a professional dancer. Peter is frequently invited to give interactive talks at major science centres in the UK and abroad. Peter is currently writing a book on the Psychology of Dance, called Born to Dance, which is aimed at a general audience and he in production with Tiger Aspect on a new show for Channel 4.
Steve Peters - 10:00am Dr Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist working full time in Elite Sport. He works with the UK Athletics, British Cycling, Sky Pro Cycling teams and has had involvements with a further twelve Olympic Sports as well as England Rugby and Premier league Football. His career began with teaching Mathematics and then moved on to Medicine. Steve has been engaged with Sheffield University as a Senior Clinical Lecturer since 1994 and is also Undergraduate Dean. His specialist interest is in the working of the human mind and how it can reach optimum performance applied to all walks of life.
Helen Scott - 11:15am Helen first came to British Cycling as an U23 Sprint Academy rider and then went on to join the GB Para-Cycling Team in April 2010 where she is a tandem pilot working alongside visually impaired female riders. Helen completed her A-levels in English, PE and French and embarked on a degree course in Sport, PE and Coaching Science at the University of Birmingham but gave her place up after two weeks when she found out she had been accepted on GB Cycling Team’s Sprint Academy. Helen first came to British Cycling as an U23 Sprint Academy rider and then went on to join the GB Para-Cycling Team where she is a tandem pilot working alongside visually impaired female riders known as ‘stokers’. In her first Paralympic Games, Helen won the silver in the kilo and bronze in the pursuit, both with Aileen McGlynn