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Peter Dawe's Theory of Complex Systems

BY PETER DAWE
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 08, 2017

Peter Dawe explains how when things co-operate, mutate, remember and propagate, scary things happen. Discover why Darwin was wrong and Lamarck was right. Discover the most Intelligent being on Earth. Discover why you need not worry about AI. - The truth is scarier!

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The Meaning Of Life

BY KENT HEIGHT
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 08, 2017

"We've got choices in life, we can decide who we are, where we are gonna go, the people were are gonna be, so just embrace that, and create your own future."

In The Meaning of Life from PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol. 12Kent Height shares a few of the many ways one can live their lives. 

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Inspiration

BY JOE GLOVER
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 08, 2017

Inspiration is a phrase banded around a lot today. From Instagram feeds filled with muscle-bound humans to quotes posted by great aunt Edna who is responding to a status which her friend Mavis asked her to share. But what happens when you are supposed to inspire others using your own thoughts and you have never really faced any real adversary? What does inspiration even mean to this slightly balding 25-year-old male, and why should it inspire you? Joe Glover explains.

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Designing a Better Transport Service

BY GEOFF GARDNER
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 08, 2017

The new train carriages on the Heathrow Express are a masterpiece of design: cool, calm and emulating first class cabin fixtures and fittings. But how about the design of the service? It is seamless, relaxing and user-centric? This talk covers the basics of transport planning, but also considers how Service Design might help providers improve the experience at their touchpoints and how better design might be prototyped. Geoff Gardner, Freelance Transport Planner with experience of working at Heathrow, TfL and AstraZeneca.

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Making Meaningful Metrics

BY CHRIS MASSEY
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 08, 2017

We love to measure things to feel like we're in control of the world around us - whether that's our businesses, our websites, our products, or our bodies. Yet more often than not, we're measuring the wrong things, and thus are working to change the wrong things. Chris Massey shares some object lessons in the art of metric-making, and a simple way to help you design metrics that matter.

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Fridge Free or Fridge Full

BY SUZIE WEBB
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2017

Could you live without your fridge? Your freezer? We lived happily fridge free in Cambridge for many years and Suzie Webb wantss to share what she learned about how to keep food fresh and healthy. Also find out about our transition back to being fridge owners, the pros and the cons.

 

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You are an Ultimate Woman

BY NICKY PETERS
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2017

When faced by apparent failure, Nicky Peters challenges you to look beyond the instant reaction to give in and take strength and comfort from all that you are by looking through some old family photographs'

 

 

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Childrens Book Illustration

BY MARGARET STURTON
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2017

Margaret Sturton would like to share the amazing experience of studying children's book illustration at Anglia Ruskin University.

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How Not to Look Awful in Photos

BY JEMIMA WILLCOX
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2017

Jemima Willcox provides some really simple tricks and tips on when taking a great image of yourself. She goes through a journey of awful stock photography of people getting their images dreadfully wrong and how you can avoid these mistakes. It’s all to do with the right angle, the perfect lighting and finding your best side. With over 282 million selfies out there Jemima doesn’t want you to be the person who looks bad when there’s some easy solutions to follow for a great photo every time.

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Scaling up in a British kind of way

BY CIARON DUNNE
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2017

What does it mean to scale up a business while retaining an air of understatement and embarrassment? How do you grow the team, and is there a book in it? Ciaron Dunne answers. 

 

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My Roller-Coaster Ride On Social Media

BY CHRISTELLE MAIGNAN
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2017

Christelle Maignan shares her ups and downs on social media as she tried to promote her new coaching business, what she learnt from the experience and the unexpected outcome that changed her life. This talk is about dreaming, taking risks, staying strong and embracing new opportunities.

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Aha Moments

BY ANDREW HATCHER
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 05, 2017

Life is full of "Aha" moments. Andrew Hatcher explores why, when and how they occur, covering concepts from Archimedes to Jeopardy. 

 

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