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This, our 5th TEDxSWPS conference, under the title this year of Self/less is a chance to explore issues of identity and becoming ourselves, alongside how we create community and notions of altruism, all in the context of the shifting landscape of the Internet age.  

We have an amazing line-up of 14 speakers and talks, offering wide-ranging ideas including:

In addition we are offering a variety of musical delights. All this, plus excellent food and drink, in our morning ‘cake break’ and at lunch, guarantees a day that feeds brains and bodies in a thoroughly convivial, challenging and inspirational atmosphere.  


How to be part of the day :

All SWPS year 9, 10 and 12 students will be guests at the conference, with several of them (plus some wonderfully creative year 8s) involved in the planning and delivery of the event.  We also have a limited number tickets for guests to join us on the day, at a cost of £20 each. This price includes break-time refreshments, lunch and a post-show drink.  For more information and to reserve your ticket (strictly first come, first served) please email fblyther@swps.org.uk

You can also offer additional support to cover the costs of the event by buying our special gold and platinum tickets: £50 buys you a golden sponsor ticket ensuring you a VIP seat, your name in the programme, and the satisfaction of subsidising student places.  £75 buys a platinum sponsor with a VIP seat, and not just your name but your logo as well in the programme, and perhaps even greater satisfaction at the help you are offering!  


A person's nature, character, identity, sense of self and self-worth


having little or no concern for oneself especially with regard to fame, position, money, etc.; unselfish

Sir William Perkins’s School is one of very few schools amongst the global TEDx network: through TEDx we are linked to thinkers and do-ers from Tehran to Tijuana, San Francisco to Kyoto, Casablanca to Kabul, and between us we have created over 70,000 archived TEDx talks (including ours!) during the mere 6 years of TEDx existence.  TED talks have now hit the billion views mark - truly spreading good ideas to every corner of the planet.  If you haven’t discovered the delights of www.TED.com  take a look, if you want to see the talks we have produced here at school go to TEDxSWPS on youtube.


Friday 17 June 2016

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TEDxSWPS  :  Sir William Perkins's School, Chertsey, Surrey


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A Special Invitation to spend an hour in the company of Carole Boyd, aka Lynda Snell

Tuesday 14th June 2016

TEDxSWPS is delighted to be able to invite you to hear Carole Boyd in conversation about her multiple selves.  Carole has performed on stage and screen but it is her voice that is best known to us, whether it’s from countless audio books, Postman Pat or – most likely – the unmistakable tones of Lynda Snell in the Archers!

Carole Boyd trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama, where she won the principal national prize for voice, and the Carleton Hobbs Award. Her TV appearances include Hetty Wainthrop Investigates, Virtual Murder, Mrs Melly in Bodger and Badger, and she has provided the female (and some of the male!) voices in Postman Pat since 1991.. In 2006, she played Esther Hartlieb in the film The Thief Lord.  Married to Patrick Harrison, Carole Boyd has acted as carer for her husband at their home in Shepperton since he suffered a stroke in 2003.

You are invited to join us for a glass of fizz and sparkling conversation from 6.45pm to 8pm in the Atrium at SWPS.

Places are limited.  Reserve your ticket by emailing fblyther@swps.org.uk Tickets are free, but donations to TEDxSWPS self/less are welcomed on the night.


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