TEDxAlbertopolis – 23rd September 2013
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Perhaps best known under his Guardian pseudonym ‘Paul’, John Halpern is a cryptic crossword setter for The Guardian, The Times, The Financial Times, The Independent and The Daily Telegraph. Halpern is to speak at TEDxAlbertopolis on on 23rd September and create a fiendishly difficult crossword especially for the event. Held in the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, TEDxAlbertopolis will be an afternoon of inspiring, thought-provoking and entertaining talks exploring how art and science fit together in the modern world.
John has said about his TEDxAlbertopolis talk “there is a covert magic within words. I would like all those viewing my talk to leave having gained a whole new excitement about words, and a desire to share that magic with everyone they meet… To be able to speak on what is possible in the realm of education and for communities around the world around a love of words and wordplay, is a stunning privilege.”
Other speakers include: Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England and Emeritus Professor at Imperial College London; Aleks Krotoski, a journalist, presenter and academic who explores how the last twenty years of the internet have shaped society; David Braben, British videogame legend, founding trustee of the Raspberry Pi foundation, and a Games Committee member at BAFTA; and many more.
TEDxAlbertopolis . Monday 23 September, timings 2pm–7pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
Tickets £15-£25, Royal Albert Hall Box Office 020 7589 8212
Twitter: #TEDxAlb – @TEDxAlbrtopolis Facebook: /TEDxAlbertopolis