Tackling Adversity

Embracing Change

Fresh ideas that reflect diversity, innovative spirit and strength of character

Took place on:

Thursday 16 November 2023

3300 Daresbury Park, Halton, Warrington, WA4 4HS

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Can we prevent breast cancer? | Lester Barr MBE | TEDxWarrington

Lester Barr MBE, consultant surgeon and breast cancer specialist, explains how breast cancer prevention might be achieved. Based on scientific research by the Prevent Breast Cancer Research Unit at the University of Manchester and teams around the word, Lester reveals the key findings of their studies.

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Beyond appearances: The deeper connection between identity and hair loss | Nicola Wood | TEDxWarrington

When it comes to hair loss, it’s time to think beyond cosmetic appearances. Based on scientific research as well as personal experiences as a hairdresser diagnosed with breast cancer aged 36, Nicola discusses self-esteem, wellbeing, confidence, mental health and quality of life as she uncovers the hidden and far-reaching impacts of hair loss.

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Riding the rapids of young-onset Parkinson’s (YOPD) | Jo Tosh | TEDxWarrington

Jo Tosh shares her story of being diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s (YOPD) when she was just 47 years old. A former cardiology nurse and principal lecturer, Jo discusses diagnosis, a surgical treatment called deep brain stimulation (DBS), and finding her tribe, whilst navigating the many challenges of this incurable condition from a female perspective – some big, some small, and some absolutely huge.

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Disrupt or be disrupted: Embracing generative AI | Robert Dixon | TEDxWarrington

A decade from now, will you be leading the charge in a technologically-advanced society, or left behind by the relentless pace of change? Robert Dixon challenges us to smash through personal boundaries and confront our fears of technological advancement.

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Invisible disability: Challenging bias to enable change | Dr Amrita Sen Mukherjee | TEDxWarrington

Everyone has the potential to grow, thrive, and flourish, regardless of their visible – and invisible – abilities and our perceptions of these. Dr. Amrita Sen Mukherjee, Co-Chair of the Disabled Doctors Network, challenges the frameworks and biases that society imposes.

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Adversity, discovery and acceptance of a true identity | Carlos Munez | TEDxWarrington

One of the last Peruvian adoptees to come to the UK, Carlos Munez shares a very personal story that will surprise you until the very end. The chapters of his intersectionality story, which cover adoption, cancer, ethnicity and gender transition, are emotional, eye-opening and inspiring.

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Could reading a bedtime story change the world? | Louisa Herridge | TEDxWarrington

This powerful talk will challenge your thinking around how we teach our children to read. Louisa explores themes of resilience, empathy and mindfulness in answering the question, ‘Is the way we teach literacy in schools all wrong?’

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Exposing the lie – changing your relationship with stress | Sue Evans | TEDxWarrington

How often do you hear anyone talk about stress like it’s a good thing? Stress rightly gets a lot of bad press, with the World Health Organisation referring to it as the 21st century epidemic. But is that the full story?

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How being dead changed my perspective on life | Karl Perry | TEDxWarrington

In May 2019, Karl Perry had a cardiac arrest and died for 11 minutes. The experience left him with a very unique, optimistic and humorous perspective on life. This talk explains what happened to him and how it shaped his approach and attitude to fear and decision-making.

Can we prevent breast cancer? | Lester Barr MBE | TEDxWarrington

Beyond appearances: The deeper connection between identity and hair loss | Nicola Wood | TEDxWarrington

Riding the rapids of young-onset Parkinson’s (YOPD) | Jo Tosh | TEDxWarrington

Disrupt or be disrupted: Embracing generative AI | Robert Dixon | TEDxWarrington

Invisible disability: Challenging bias to enable change | Dr Amrita Sen Mukherjee | TEDxWarrington

Adversity, discovery and acceptance of a true identity | Carlos Munez | TEDxWarrington

Could reading a bedtime story change the world? | Louisa Herridge | TEDxWarrington

Exposing the lie – changing your relationship with stress | Sue Evans | TEDxWarrington

How being dead changed my perspective on life | Karl Perry | TEDxWarrington

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