TEDxGlasgow 2019 – Second Batch Speaker Announcement

We had a great reaction to our first speaker announcement last week, and we’re delighted to announce the next six speakers taking to the big red dot at TEDxGlasgow 2019 on Friday 14 June at the SEC.

Our final five speakers will be revealed next Thursday. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and share your thoughts with us on social media using#TEDxGla2019.

Now what are YOU waiting for? Join us and our inspiring speakers at TEDxGlasgow 2019!





Jude Ower, Playmob

Jude Comer

Jude is the CEO and Founder of Playmob, connecting the most socially conscious brands to millions of engaged global gamers, making the world a fairer place for all. Playmob has engaged over 140m gamers to take action for global issues and has raised over $1.5m for causes in the process.

Jude was recently awarded Most Influential Women in Tech 2018 (Computer Weekly) and in the Maserati 100 2018 with the Sunday Times. In 2016 she was awarded an MBE for services to Entrepreneurship and in 2015 she won the Talent Unleashed award, judged by Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak, as the ‘One to Watch in 2015’


Anand Menon, King’s College London

Anand Menon

Anand is Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London. He directs the Economic and Social Research Council Initiative, the UK in a Changing Europe.

As well as holding positions at Sciences Po, Columbia University and NYU, he has written on many aspects of contemporary Europe and is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of the European Union. He is also co-author of Brexit and British Politics and author of Europe: The State of the Union.

Anand has written for the Financial Times, Prospect, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times and Le Monde. He is also a frequent commentator on national and international broadcast media and has made several radio documentaries on contemporary politics.


Madeleine Black, The Forgiveness Project

Madeleine Black

Madeleine uses her personal and moving story of forgiveness to help end the shame, stigma and silence surrounding sexual violence, enabling others to find their voice, whatever their story.

In March 2018 she won the Amazing Strength award at the No. 1 Magazine Amazing Women Awards and in October of the same year was asked to be the Patron for Say Women, a Scottish organisation which offers safe accommodation and support to young women who are survivors of sexual abuse/rape and who are homeless. She continues to work as a psychotherapist in Glasgow and her memoir, Unbroken, was published in 2017.


David Allfrey, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

David Allfrey

David Allfrey retired from the Army in 2011 to become Producer & Chief Executive of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo following a varied 33-year military career which included command of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and 51st(Scottish) Brigade. He is now Colonel of the Regiment for the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.

He has delivered many civil/military spectaculars over the years including the D-Day Commemorations along the south coast, Armed Forces Day celebrations in Scotland, and ten Tattoos in Edinburgh and abroad. Under David’s leadership, the Tattoo has delivered over 200 shows in Edinburgh, Melbourne and Wellington, entertaining audiences totaling more than 2 million.


Anna Dominiczak, University of Glasgow

Prof Anna Dominiczak

Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak is Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow as well as honorary consultant physician and non-executive member of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. In 2016, she was awarded a DBE for services to cardiovascular and medical science.

Professor Dominiczak is one of the world’s leading cardiovascular scientists and clinical academics. She held a British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Glasgow between 1997 and 2010, and directorship of the Cardiovascular Research Centre between 2000 and 2010.


Fraser Smith, Get Psyched

Fraser Smith

Fraser is a counselling psychology doctoral trainee at Glasgow Caledonian University. He works as a psychological counsellor at First Psychology and is the Creator of GetPsyched, an online psychology learning platform where content on psychology, mental health and therapy is developed and facilitated.

Currently, his research focusses on the lived appreciation of mental health amongst older men. This topic has led him to seek a better understanding of the concept of male identity better, how male identity is at a critical point in society, and how this may contribute to developing mental health difficulties amongst men.

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  • Written by Jack Proctor
  • Posted on April, 17 2019

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