Boules club

TED video roundup: Social and community talks

Our world is changing at dizzying speed. Expansion of the human population is placing unprecedented demands upon our resources. Around three quarters of all people are now members of the global online community. The way we think and live is undergoing a transformation. With change comes both the opportunity to build better societies but also the risk that we lose the essence of our communities. Read on…

Modern architecture

TED video roundup: Design talks

There have been plenty of TED talks about design and the three nominated here might make you think differently about the world around us. More than that they tell us we don’t have to be trained designers to “do design.” We just have to try, test, listen, learn and think. Read on…

Nigel Vardy speaking at TEDxDerby 2014

TEDxDerby Interview: Nigel Vardy

As a professional speaker Nigel opened our first TEDxDerby in 2014. Tim caught up with him to discuss themes from his TEDxDerby talk, the value of diaries and a forthcoming itinerary of exploration that only goes to show that Nigel remains an adventurer in the truest sense... Read on…

TED 2016 Opening Night LIve

Competition: TED 2016 Opening Night Live

Win tickets to watch the opening session of the TED Conference for the first time on the big screen at Showcase Derby Cinema De Lux. Read on…

Team brainstorming

Derby Service Jam

If you're interested in service design then you might like to take part in the Derby Ram Jam, which is part of the Global Service Jam. The Derby Ram Jam is organised by Jean Mutton and Clare Foyle and will be held over the weekend of the 26th-28th February at QUAD. Read on…

Sheep farmer in field

TED video roundup: Sustainability talks

With increasing demands upon the world’s diminishing resources we are all faced with questions of sustainability. The following three TED videos approach deep seated sustainability problems from another angle. What if we grew our own meat and clothes? What if we planned how to positively live with climate change? Read on…

Gavin speaking at TEDxDerby 2014

Gavin Munro, the man who grows chairs

Gavin Munro delivered an exceptional talk at TEDxDerby in 2014, describing the work of his organisation Fully Grown, a company that grows furniture! A lot has changed since Gavin's talk, with increasing media attention and global interest in the work of Fully Grown. We discuss his journey, sustainability, the art of patience and the perils of rabbits… Read on…

Hands playing piano

TED video roundup: Entertainment talks

These three differing video choices from the field of Entertainment provide the perfect introduction to TED. They open minds, inspire and of course, richly entertain. If you haven't watched a TED talk I implore you to watch one of these. We all want to be entertained! Read on…

Alyson Fielding at TEDxDerby

TEDxDerby Interview: Alyson Fielding

Tim talks to Alyson about her TEDxDerby talk, Remaking The Book, where she described the development of her “LightBook.” He was keen to ask her about the LightBook, her TEDx experience and her brush with the BAFTAs. Read on…

People in park

TED video roundup: Culture talks

Culture describes the way we live and think. In this latest video roundup we immerse ourselves in Lego, find beauty in the sounds around us and change lives with a garden spade… Read on…