TEDx for 2021
12 Nov 2020
Earlier this year the former Heads of School started a series of TEDx lectures as their legacy to Downside. The current Heads of School – Katharina Luetzenkirchen and Nicholas Hobbs – have continued the legacy and are hard at work getting the next TEDx event organised on the theme of addiction.
Speakers currently include:
- Former professional cricketer Patrick Foster, who is now the ambassador for The Mintridge Foundation. He uses his experiences of gambling addiction to educate others to the dangers and also to push for a greater understanding of mental health.
- OG Michael Rawlinson (C74) from Action on Addiction, whose patron is HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. At TEDx Michael will discuss the stigma around addiction.
- Sabina Gray. A drugs awareness speaker, Sabina talks to schools throughout the UK about the causes and consequences of her experience, and addresses the wider issues that lead young people into substance abuse and addiction.
Katharina and Nick will secure a fourth speaker and the event will be held on Friday 22nd January 2021.