The full line up has been announced for the first TEDx conference in Oldham.

Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan

Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan

Intended to bring together the worlds of entertainment, technology and design, it will include Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan who’s working on applications using Graphene; CERN scientist, Stephen Marsden; MadLab’s Rachel Turner and Adrian McEwan, the author of Designing The Internet of Things.

Oldham-based speakers include poet Mike Garry; Julie Cunningham of the Rain City Roller Girls; and music collective Gnod performing an “exclusive multimedia performance produced for TEDxOldham.”

The event takes place on October 24th in Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre.

Proceeds will be donated to local community organisations.

The full line up is:

Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan – Graphene: Unexpected Science in a Pencil Trace

Stephen Marsden – CERN/LHC – Smashing Physics


Hayley Flynn – The Skyliner Blog – Periphery: Towns on the Edge

Jamie Robinson – Senior Photographer, Heritage Imaging, Rylands Library – Digitisation and the Digital Archive

Adrian McEwan – Author, Designing the Internet Of things – Towns and Cities of the Internet, Not Just on the Internet

Mike Garry – Poet – “The Great Escape” -Literacy – Language – Learning – Libraries – Lads (and Ladettes)

Julie Cunningham – Rainy City Roller Girls

DJ Adam – Coding and Kids – Our Computational Future

Simon Wheatley – Code for Everyone- Giving it away

Rachael Turner – Madlab

Asa Calow – DIY Bio