TEDx talks

We love sharing our ideas. Through the TEDx network our academics and students nurture discussions and debates we feel passionately about both within our community and around the world.

The last TEDx event took place on 4 June 2015. The speakers included:

'Promise through research' event

Our first TEDx University of Essex event ‘Promise through research’ was held in October 2014 at the Lakeside Theatre on our Colchester Campus as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations. The rise of robot warriors, how we can save our planet and the fight for our rights – these were just some of the issues we tackled.

The speakers included Professor Todd Landman, Dr Neli Demireva, Professor Pamela Cox, Professor Noam Lubell, Professor Maria Fasli, Professor Aletta Norval, Dr Natasha Ezrow, Professor Arnold Wilkins, Professor Jules Pretty, law student Yasmin Afina, Dr Jeffrey Howard and Professor Paul Hunt.

Essex talk chosen as TEDx editor's pick

Dr Jeffrey Howard has been selected as a TEDx editor's pick for his talk on moral disagreement and the ethics of citizenship. The talk has been viewed more than 1,000 times so far.

Dr Howard argues in the talk that whatever corner of society we hail from, and whatever corner of the planet we call home, we basically want the same thing: we want a world with justice, not with injustice; with good, not with evil. So why is there so much disagreement about moral questions? Dr Howard is Lecturer in Political Philosophy in our Department of Government.

Why we need a new working women’s charter

In one of the event's talks, Professor Pamela Cox argued that tackling the widening gender gap between working women and men should be a priority in the run-up to next year’s general election.

Event photos

Here are our photos from our 'Promise through research' event to give you a taste of the day: