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  1. Barbara Nitke: American Ecstasy

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    Barbara is a photographer who's work can be seen in galleries across the world (though usually behind a black curtain). In the 70's she worked extensively in porn and BDSM industry documenting…

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    • Alastair Humphreys: 'Adventures Great and Small'

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      Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer, explorer, author and blogger. He’s also one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year 2012. He’s cycled round the world for 4 years,…

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      • Ed Yong: 'Reality Check - Parasites and Mind Control'

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        Ed is an award-winning science writer, journalist and creator of the widely acclaimed blog ‘Not Exactly Rocket Science’, a hub for the most awe-inspiring, beautiful and quirky science…

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        • Carl Warner. 'Foodscapes'

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          Carl Warner is a photographer and pioneer of the mouthwatering art of Foodscaping. His whimsical landscapes made entirely of food have seen him work with top ad agencies and food clients across the…

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          • David McCandless: Information is Beautiful.

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            David McCandless makes infographics, simple, elegant ways to see information that are usually too big and complex, or small and abstract to be otherwise grasped. He's the author of ‘Information…

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            • Julius Von Bismarck: Projections, Punishment and Pigeons.

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              Julius Von Bismarck is somewhere between an artist and an inventor. Known internationally for creating the Fulgurator: a high intensity light emitter that projects images for a split second onto a…

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              • Alwyn Collinson: 'Realtime World War II'

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                Alwyn Collinson is an Oxford history graduate who began a 6 year project to tweet every day of the second World War with events as they happened 72 years ago. The project @RealTimeWWII, now 9 months…

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                • Mark Forsyth: An 'Unruly' Look at the English Language.

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                  Mark Forsyth is the author of The Etymologicon and writer of The Inky Fool blog. He is obsessed with the origin and meanings of words and his book, rather fittingly, is a circular stroll through the…

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                  • Prof. Elaine Fox: 'Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain'

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                    Elaine Fox is a professor of cognitive psychology and a leading voice in the study of optimism:)) In this short talk she discusses how our fear systems and reward systems connect with higher centres…

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                    • James Ward: ‘I like boring things’

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                      James is the founder of the Boring Conference, a day dedicated to the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked. In his disappointingly un-boring talk, he reveals the transformative power…

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                      • Chris Wild: 'When is Now?'

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                        Chris Wild is a real life Time Lord and creator of Retronaut, a ‘time machine’ that allows people to access millions of pieces of historical content including videos, pictures, music and…

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                        • Gavin Pretor-Pinney: 'How clouds reveal the moods of the atmosphere'.

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                          Gavin Pretor Pinney is author of The Cloudspotter's Guide and founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society. In his short and witty talk he introduces us to the benefits of 'cloud collecting',…

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