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16 JAN


Back to our regular format - a selection of surprises to cheer and warm a January evening! 

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Life's swerves and soothing the soul

@ VOL 16 ON OCT 17, 2018

Simon Hall is a tutor in Business, Creative Writing, Media, and Presentation Skills, A Journalist of 25 years' experience, mostly with the BBC, across radio, TV and online and an author, with seven novels published. 
At the age of 50, he found life events forced him to make some changes and describes here how he soothes his soul.

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Creating an Alternative Tourist Guide to Japan

@ VOL 16 ON OCT 17, 2018

Chris Loughlan is CEO Cambridge Institute for Innovation. Working with a range of organisations in the UK on innovation strategy, skills and evaluation. He is concerned about the impact that tourism has on the world and is in the process of creating an alternative guide to Japan in time for the Rugby World Tour and the 2020 Olympic Games.  

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A Life Lived with Passion and Purpose

@ VOL 16 ON OCT 17, 2018

Justin Miles is an adventurer, explorer, speaker, award-winning author, educator, and advocate for universal education provision. 

After a car accident that left him having to re-learn basic functions from walking to talking, he set  about turning his dreams of adventuring into reality and has tackled adventures and expeditions in polar, mountain, jungle and desert regions.

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Living with OCD

@ VOL 16 ON OCT 17, 2018

Rick Smith is a product engineer who lives with OCD. He explains how OCD feels to those who experience it and why he is involved in a charity that is working towards getting more effective treatment for those who need it. 

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The Rise of the Independent

@ VOL 16 ON OCT 17, 2018

Carri Pavitt loves the unique flavour that independent businesses give to the streets of Cambridge UK. She talks about her favourites and what makes them so special. 

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Unintended Consequences: Photographs, People and Places

@ VOL 16 ON OCT 17, 2018

Lucy Tucker talks about finding the unexpected beauty in people, photographs and places. 

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Creating a unique Dress Code

@ VOL 16 ON OCT 17, 2018

Andy Boothman, an experienced graphic designer, was inspired by a computer glitch to create designs for a range of high quality shirts. Not content with designing them he dived into a whole new world of manufacturing and retailing - all while keeping his established business running.  Andy shares the experience of wearing two hats and all that was involved in getting Dress Code Shirts up and running. 

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Refugee summer 2015: Pitstop on the Balkan Route

@ VOL 15 ON AUG 07, 2018

During Sina Stiedingt's hitchhiking trip in the Balkans, she found herself at an unlikely address: the UNHCR Refugee camp in Gevgelija, Macedonia.



Let new adventures begin!

We have our first confirmed speakers for 17th October! 

  • Andy Boothman will talk about how he created a unique set of designs for Dress Code Shirts, based on tech images. 

  • Carri Pavitt will talk about the rise of the independent.

  • Simon Hall will talk about life's swerves and soothing the soul. 

  • Lucy Tucker will talk about the unintended consequences, funny and otherwise, of travel. 

  • Pamela Wesson will talk about life as a pop-up shop prop on Mill Road.

If you'd like to join the line-up for this or future events, let us know! 

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About the City's Organizers

  • Ann Hawkins

    I am an egalitarian. Blues music makes me happy. I dislike ritual, bureaucracy and received wisdom. I'm described as helpful and patient. Rarely as 'nice'. I am a self-sufficient, anti-social, confident, introvert. I'm a writer and business mentor.

  • Anne-Marie Miller

    Mum. Graphic designer and illustrator. Partner in Carbon Orange Graphic Design Studio. Resident of Cambridge since 1992. Tea addict.

  • Justin Crane

    Cambridge resident with over 20 years experience providing full-service conception, logistics, management & marketing for the events industry with his agency, The Crane Event. Failed rockstar, successful dreamer, forever optimist. Plays well with others.

  • Berenice Smith

    I have been a designer for most of my working life, with a postgraduate degree in graphic design and typography. I have a design practice and also work on fused and stained glass. I live in Cambridge and I'm owned by my rescue dog, Molly. I am passionate about using design to solve problems using common sense and a user friendly approach.

  • Lucinda Price

    Experienced Freelance Photographer with a demonstrated history of working in the photography industry. Skilled in Family , Wedding, Portrait and Newborn Photography.

  • Simon Hagan

    I've worked as a cameraman, editor, writer and director, travelling far and wide and meeting and working with interesting people - from bank robbers to government ministers, from refugees to people off the telly...

  • Simon Hagan

    I've worked as a cameraman, editor, writer and director, travelling far and wide and meeting and working with interesting people - from bank robbers to government ministers, from refugees to people off the telly... Learning new skills is stimulating and I continue to enjoy finding ways to use the current technology and work practices to help people grow their businesses using video.